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                                                       Calendar No. 355
116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 2508

To require the Secretary of Energy to establish a council to conduct a 
 survey and analysis of the employment figures and demographics in the 
  energy, energy efficiency, and motor vehicle sectors of the United 
                    States, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 18, 2019

  Mrs. Shaheen (for herself and Ms. McSally) introduced the following 
bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

                           December 17, 2019

              Reported by Ms. Murkowski, with an amendment
  [Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic]

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                                 A BILL


 
To require the Secretary of Energy to establish a council to conduct a 
 survey and analysis of the employment figures and demographics in the 
  energy, energy efficiency, and motor vehicle sectors of the United 
                    States, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Promoting American Energy Jobs Act 
of 2019''.

SEC. 2. SURVEY, ANALYSIS, AND REPORT ON EMPLOYMENT AND DEMOGRAPHICS IN 
              THE ENERGY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND MOTOR VEHICLE SECTORS 
              OF THE UNITED STATES.

    (a) Energy Jobs Council.--
            (1) Establishment.--The Secretary of Energy (referred to in 
        this section as the ``Secretary'') shall establish a council, 
        to be known as the ``Energy Jobs Council'' (referred to in this 
        section as the ``Council'').
            (2) Membership.--The Council shall be comprised of--
                    (A) to be appointed by the Secretary--
                            (i) one or more representatives of the 
                        Energy Information Administration; and
                            (ii) one or more representatives of a State 
                        energy office that are serving as members of 
                        the State Energy Advisory Board established by 
                        section 365(g) of the Energy Policy and 
                        Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6325(g));
                    (B) to be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce--
                            (i) one or more representatives of the 
                        Department of Commerce; and
                            (ii) one or more representatives of the 
                        Bureau of the Census;
                    (C) one or more representatives of the Bureau of 
                Labor Statistics, to be appointed by the Secretary of 
                Labor; and
                    (D) one or more representatives of any other 
                Federal agency the assistance of which is required to 
                carry out this Act, as determined by the Secretary, to 
                be appointed by the head of the applicable agency.
    (b) Survey and Analysis.--
            (1) In general.--The Council shall--
                    (A) conduct a survey of employers in the energy, 
                energy efficiency, and motor vehicle sectors of the 
                economy of the United States; and
                <DELETED>    (B) perform an analysis of the employment 
                figures and demographics in those sectors.</DELETED>
                    (B) perform an analysis of the employment figures 
                and demographics in those sectors, including the number 
                of personnel in each sector who devote a substantial 
                portion of working hours, as determined by the 
                Secretary, to compliance matters.
            (2) Methodology.--In conducting the survey and analysis 
        under paragraph (1), the Council shall employ a methodology 
        that--
                    (A) was approved in 2016 by the Office of 
                Management and Budget for use in the document entitled 
                ``OMB Control Number 1910-5179'';
                    (B) uses a representative, stratified sampling of 
                businesses in the United States; and
                    (C) is designed to elicit a comparable number of 
                responses from businesses in each State and with the 
                same North American Industry Classification System 
                codes as were received for the 2016 and 2017 reports 
                entitled ``U.S. Energy and Employment Report''.
            (3) Consultation.--In conducting the survey and analysis 
        under paragraph (1), the Council shall consult with key 
        stakeholders, including--
                    (A) as the Council determines to be appropriate, 
                the heads of relevant Federal agencies and offices, 
                including--
                            (i) the Secretary of Commerce;
                            (ii) the Secretary of Transportation;
                            (iii) the Director of the Bureau of the 
                        Census;
                            (iv) the Commissioner of the Bureau of 
                        Labor Statistics; and
                            (v) the Administrator of the Environmental 
                        Protection Agency;
                    (B) States;
                    (C) the State Energy Advisory Board established by 
                section 365(g) of the Energy Policy and Conservation 
                Act (42 U.S.C. 6325(g)); and
                    (D) energy industry trade associations.
    (c) Report.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Secretary 
        shall--
                    (A) make publicly available on the website of the 
                Department of Energy a report, to be entitled the 
                ``U.S. Energy and Employment Report'', describing the 
                employment figures and demographics in the energy, 
                energy efficiency, and motor vehicle sectors of the 
                United States based on the survey and analysis 
                conducted under subsection (b); and
                    (B) subject to the requirements of the Confidential 
                Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act 
                of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note; Public Law 107-347), make 
                the data collected by the Council publicly available on 
                the website of the Department of Energy.
            (2) Contents.--
                    (A) In general.--The report under paragraph (1) 
                shall include employment figures and demographic data 
                for--
                            (i) the energy sector of the economy of the 
                        United States, including--
                                    (I) the electric power generation 
                                and fuels sector; and
                                    (II) the transmission, storage, and 
                                distribution sector;
                            (ii) the energy efficiency sector of the 
                        economy of the United States; and
                            (iii) the motor vehicle sector of the 
                        economy of the United States.
                    (B) Inclusion.--With respect to each sector 
                described in subparagraph (A), the report under 
                paragraph (1) shall include employment figures and 
                demographic data sorted by--
                            (i) each technology, subtechnology, and 
                        fuel type of those sectors; and
                            (ii) subject to the requirements of the 
                        Confidential Information Protection and 
                        Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 
                        3501 note; Public Law 107-347)--
                                    (I) each State;
                                    (II) each territory of the United 
                                States;
                                    (III) the District of Columbia; and
                                    (IV) each county (or equivalent 
                                jurisdiction) in the United States.
                                                       Calendar No. 355

116th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                                S. 2508

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

To require the Secretary of Energy to establish a council to conduct a 
 survey and analysis of the employment figures and demographics in the 
  energy, energy efficiency, and motor vehicle sectors of the United 
                    States, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           December 17, 2019

                       Reported with an amendment

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