Sec. I-1. Task force established. The Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services shall establish a task force, referred to in this Part as "the task force," to advance energy efficiency, conservation and independence at state facilities. The members of the task force include:
1. The Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services, who serves as chair;
2. The Director of the Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security within the Executive Department or the director's designee;
3. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection or the commissioner's designee;
4. The director of the property management division within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services;
5. The chair of the Public Utilities Commission or the chair's designee;
6. The Director of the State Planning Office within the Executive Department or the director's designee; and
7. Other individuals appointed by the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services to serve on the task force who have demonstrated an interest in the energy issues of the State from the private, public or nonprofit sector.
Sec. I-2. Chair to convene task force. The task force shall meet at times and places called by the chair. The task force may accept staffing, financial and other administrative or program support from the agencies of State Government or from outside sources as it determines appropriate to its duties. Members serve without compensation.
Sec. I-3. Task force responsibilities. The task force shall examine ways of advancing the goals of improving energy efficiency, increasing energy conservation and increasing the energy independence of the State by better management of state facilities. The task force shall develop recommendations that, to the extent possible, do not require additional state positions or increased appropriations from the General Fund.
Sec. I-4. Reporting date established. The task force shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and to the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government and to the Joint Standing Committee on Utilities and Energy no later than December 1, 2009.
Sec. I-5. Authority to submit legislation. The task force is authorized to submit legislation to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature.