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Energy Development and Transmission Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(12 members)

1015 § 34 Study the taxation of wind energy and the distribution of tax collections related to wind energy. The study must include consideration of the various methods of taxing wind energy, including production taxes, the parity of wind energy taxation in comparison to the taxation of other energy sources, and the current and historical distribution formulas related to wind energy taxes; the appropriate level of distributions to the taxing districts and the state; the estimated fiscal impact of any proposed changes to the distributions; and other local revenue sources, including local tax revenue and state funding provided to the local taxing districts.

2013 § 22 Study oil and gas tax revenue allocations to hub cities and hub city school districts. The study must include consideration of the current and historical oil and gas tax revenue allocations to hub cities and hub city school districts; other state funding provided to hub cities and hub city school districts, including grants from the oil and gas impact grant fund, distributions from the strategic investment and improvements fund, state school aid payments, and payments from the state aid distribution fund and highway tax distribution fund; local taxing and revenue levels in hub cities compared to cities in non‑oil‑producing counties, including mill levies, property tax values, local sales and use taxes, and other revenue sources; the appropriate level of oil and gas tax revenue allocations to hub cities and hub city school districts based on infrastructure and other needs; the estimated fiscal impact to hub cities, hub city school districts, other political subdivisions, and the state if the oil and gas tax revenue allocation formula would be changed to transition hub cities and hub city school districts from allocations under NDCC Section 57‑51‑15(1) to allocations under NDCC Section 57‑51‑15(4)(5); the estimated fiscal impact to hub cities, hub city school districts, other political subdivisions, and the state if the oil and gas tax revenue allocation formula would be changed to discontinue the allocations to hub cities and hub city school districts under NDCC Section 57‑51‑15(1).

3027 Study the estimated fiscal impact to the state of refracturing existing oil wells, including the estimated costs and benefits related to tax collections and any potential tax incentives for refracturing existing oil wells

Receive written report from the North Dakota Transmission Authority each biennium (NDCC § 17-05-13)

Receive biennial report from the Energy Policy Commission and its recommendations to the state energy policy (NDCC § 17-07-01)

Receive, along with the Governor, report from the Industrial Commission in December 2014 and every 4 years thereafter discussing whether the amount in the carbon dioxide storage facility trust fund and fees being paid into the fund are sufficient to satisfy the fund's objectives (NDCC § 38-22-15)

Receive biennial report from the North Dakota Pipeline Authority on its activities (NDCC § 54-17.7-13)

Study the impact of a comprehensive energy policy for the state and the development of each facet of the energy industry from the obtaining of the raw natural resource to the sale of the final product in this state, other states, and other countries (NDCC § 54-35-18)

Receive annual report from the operator of a coal conversion facility that receives a carbon dioxide capture credit for certain coal conversion facilities regarding the facility's carbon dioxide capture project (NDCC § 57-60-02.1)

Receive a report from the Industrial Commission by September 30, 2018, regarding the studies conducted under Section 2 of House Bill No. 1347 (2017 House Bill No. 1347, § 2)

Receive a report from the Tax Department by September 30, 2018, regarding its study of the valuation of oil and gas as used to determine mineral royalty payments and tax liability (2017 Senate Bill No. 2013, § 21)