2009 -- H 6463

Enacted 10/29/09



H O U S E  R E S O L U T I O N





     Introduced By: Representative Arthur Handy

     Date Introduced: October 29, 2009




     RESOLVED, That a special House commission be and the same is hereby created

consisting of five (5) members: five (5) of whom shall be members of the House of

Representatives, not more than three (3) from the same political party, to be appointed by the

Speaker of the House.

      In lieu of any appointment of a member of the legislature to a permanent advisory

commission, a legislative study commission, or any commission created by a General Assembly

resolution, the appointing authority may appoint a member of the general public to serve in lieu

of a legislator, provided that the majority leader or the minority leader of the political party which

is entitled to the appointment consents to the member of the general public.

      The purpose of said commission shall be to make a comprehensive study and analysis of

the creation of a home energy rate affordability program, including, but not limited to:

      1.       Distribution of program credits;

      2.       Eligibility;

      3.       Obligations of participants;

      4.       Usage limits;

      5.       Rates; and

      6.       Administration of program.

      Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at the call

of the Speaker of the House and organize and select a chairperson.

     Vacancies in said commission shall be filled in like manner as the original appointment.

      The membership of said commission shall receive no compensation for their services.

      All departments and agencies of the state shall furnish such advice and information, documentary

and otherwise, to said commission and its agents as is deemed necessary or desirable by the

commission to facilitate the purposes of this resolution.

     The Speaker of the House is hereby authorized and directed to provide suitable quarters for said

commission; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the

House of Representatives no later than January 5, 2010, and said commission shall expire on

March 5, 2010.