Energy Committee, Kentucky General Assembly
The Energy Committee is an interim joint committee of the Kentucky General Assembly.
|“|| To provide a continuity of study and action between sessions, interim joint committees are formed from the standing committees of both houses. For instance, the Education Committee of the Senate and the Education Committee of the House become the Interim Joint Committee on Education after the regular session.
Interim committees, besides discussing and studying issues in-depth, draft and approve bills for prefiling for the next regular session. This enables bills to be introduced at the beginning of the session and standing committees to become active immediately. All interim committees, which are actually subcommittees of the Legislative Research Commission (LRC), are open to the public and the press so the people have an opportunity to express views on areas the proposed legislation will affect.
The Energy Committee studies "matters pertaining to investor-owned public utilities, rates, permits, certificates of convenience and necessity; water district rates; public utility cooperatives; electric, oil, and gas transmission companies; telephone companies and cooperatives; Internet access; municipal utilities and water works; energy and fuel development, including alternative fuels and renewable energy; energy waste disposal; the Public Service Commission; and hydroelectric and nuclear energy. "
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Energy Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (17)||Republican members (9)||Third-party members (1)|
|• Keith Hall||• Dwight Butler||• Bob Leeper|
|• Royce Adams||• Tim Couch|
|• Rocky Adkins||• Thomas Kerr|
|• Leslie Combs||• Lonnie Napier|
|• Will Coursey||• Brandon Smith|
|• Jim Gooch, Jr.||• Tom Jensen|
|• Rick Nelson||• John Schickel|
|• Fred Nesler||• Katie Stine|
|• Sannie Overly||• Robert Stivers|
|• Tanya Pullin|
|• Thomas Riner|
|• Fitz Steele|
|• Brent Yonts|
|• Martha King|
|• Ray Jones|
|• Dorsey Ridley|
|• Johnny Ray Turner|