By: Watson S.R. No. 1099
         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the State of Texas, 81st
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2009, That Senate Rule 12.03 be
  suspended in part as provided by Senate Rule 12.08 to enable the
  conference committee appointed to resolve the differences on
  House Bill No. 1796 (the development of carbon dioxide capture
  and sequestration in this state) to consider and take action on
  the following matter:
         Senate Rules 12.03(3) and (4) are suspended to permit the
  committee to add text on a matter not in disagreement and not
  included in either the house or senate version of the bill by
  adding the following SECTION to the bill:
         SECTION 30.  The purpose of the changes in law made by
  this Act is to encourage the development of onshore and offshore
  geologic storage of carbon dioxide including by encouraging the
  development of advanced clean energy projects that capture
  carbon dioxide and sequester not less than 50 percent of the
  captured carbon dioxide in onshore or offshore geologic
  repositories. Securing the necessary capacity for geologic
  sequestration is essential to the success of carbon capture
  strategies, such as the advanced clean energy projects
  facilitated by the changes in law made by this Act. The success
  of the offshore repositories facilitated by this Act depends on
  an adequate supply of anthropogenic carbon dioxide, which is not
  currently being captured at industrial facilities in this state.
  The advanced clean energy grants established in this Act are
  intended to create the supply of anthropogenic carbon dioxide
  necessary to the success of the offshore repositories
  facilitated by this Act.
         Explanation:  The added language is necessary to clarify
  the purpose of the provisions of the bill.
        President of the Senate
         I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on June 1, 2009.
        Secretary of the Senate