SB 736

85(R) - 2017
Senate Business & Commerce
Senate Business & Commerce
Oil & Gas
State Agencies

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Kelly Hancock

Bill Caption

Relating to the authority of the General Land Office to sell retail electric power.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated two-year net impact: a positive impact of $4,500,000 through the biennium ending August 31, 2019.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, the commissioner of the General Land Office is authorized to sell retail electric power and natural gas to certain governmental entities. SB 736 would remove the ability of the GLO to sell retail electric power, but still allow the sale of natural gas.

Vote Recommendation Notes

SB 736 upholds free market principles by prohibiting the GLO from acting as a retail electric provider. In this capacity they act as a competitor to private retail electric providers which is not the proper role of a limited government. For supporting free market and limited government principles, we support SB 736.