Bill Text: AZ HB2042 | 2022 | Fifty-fifth Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced


Bill Title: Biomass; forestry and fire management

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-01-13 - House read second time [HB2042 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2022-HB2042-Introduced.html

 

 

PREFILED JAN 05 2022

REFERENCE TITLE: biomass; forestry and fire management

 

 

 

 

State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fifth Legislature

Second Regular Session

2022

 

 

 

HB 2042

 

Introduced by

Representative Blackman

 

 

AN ACT

 

amending title 37, chapter 9, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding article 2; amending title 40, chapter 2, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding SECTION 40-213; relating to biomass.

 

 

(TEXT OF BILL BEGINS ON NEXT PAGE)

 


Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1. Title 37, chapter 9, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding article 2, to read:

ARTICLE 2. BIOMASS ENERGY PROVIDERS

START_STATUTE37-1341. Biomass energy providers; definition

A. NOtwithstanding any other law, the Arizona department of forestry and fire management shall regulate biomass energy PROVIDErs in a manner as determined by the state forester by rule.

B. For the purposes of this section, "biomass" has the same meaning prescribed in section 3-3401.END_STATUTE

Sec. 2. Title 40, chapter 2, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 40-213, to read:

START_STATUTE40-213. Biomass energy provider; exception; definition

A. NOtwithstanding any other law, biomass energy PROVIDErs ARE NOT PUBLIC service corporations UNDER ARTICLE XV, SECTION 2, CONSTITUTION OF ARIZONA, AND ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THIS CHAPTER.

B. For the purposes of this section, "biomass" has the same meaning prescribed in section 3-3401. END_STATUTE

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