81R38925 JJT-D
  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 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.