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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 68 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 68

(By Delegates Kominar, Barker, Brown, Butcher,

Caputo, Fleischauer, Guthrie, Klempa, Mahan, Manypenny, Marshall, Martin, Paxton, Shaver, Skaff, Walker, Andes, Blair, Hamilton, McGeehan, Miller, C., Schoen, Shott, and Sobonya)

[Originating in the Committee on Energy, Industry, and Labor and Economic Development and Small Business; reported April 3, 2009.]




Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to make a study of the impact of creating incentives supporting the development of a productive coal to liquid plant or plants in West Virginia .

WHEREAS, significant research has gone into alternative energy measures to help our state and nation achieve energy independence; and
WHEREAS, among those alternative energy opportunities, coal- to-liquid technology represents a promising opportunity to aid in the energy independence of the state and nation; and
WHEREAS, West Virginia, with its proven reserves of coal, has a unique opportunity to take advantage of the recent developments in increased efficiencies of coal-to-liquid technology; and
WHEREAS, expediting the implementation of coal-to-liquid technology transcends the obvious benefits of greater employment and economic development, as it will also increase the energy independence of the nation; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of its citizens that this state establish as a principle that coal-to-liquid technology to be a high priority for the state's development, as it would stimulate the economy of the state
; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to review, examine and study the impact of creating incentives supporting the development of a productive coal to liquid plant or plants in West Virginia
. ; and, be it
Further Resolved,
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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