2020 REGULAR SESSION

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

TRACKING SHEET

UPDATED WITH APRIL 15, 2020 ACTIONS 

(You can access a summary & text of the bill by clicking on the Bill Number)

 

Bill Number

Bill Sponsor

Summary

Last Action

SENATE BILLS

SB16

C. Embry Jr.

Modify the definition of "waste disposal facility" to specify that all residual landfills are included in the process of local determination and remove the exception for private facilities and remove the exception for private facilities that dispose of their own waste on their own property from the requirements to obtain approval from local governing body when a municipal solid waste disposal facility seeks to expand or construct a facility.

01/08/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

SB22

C. Embry Jr.

Delete incidental or residual waste facilities from the exclusion in the description of waste management facilities; allow fiscal courts to license solid waste landfills and residual landfills and assess increased fees for accepting wastes outside of the waste planning area; and delete the exclusions from the definition of "municipal solid waste disposal facility."

01/08/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

SB55

B. Smith

Create a six-member Blockchain Technology Working Group require the working group to examine the applicability of blockchain technology for various utility sectors

04/14/20 - delivered to Governor

SB68

D. Harper Angel

Establish a ban on plastic, single-use carryout bags and single-use plastic straws and Styrofoam food and beverage containers

01/08/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

SB94

P. Hornback

Remove requirements for the sale of gasoline containing up to ten percent ethanol.

02/21/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 4)

SB136

R. Mills

Originally dealt with home health care aides and was amended in the process to add language for taxation of disaster relief workers and to address COVID matters including getting advice from health care workers, impact state government contracting, and to extend various administrative actions during state of emergency

04/15/20 - to Rules (S)

SB150

R. Alvarado

Originally relating to out-of-network billing, House added COVID-19 Relief provisions

03/30/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 73)

SB164

P. Wheeler

Relating to litter abatement and open dumping

02/14/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB165

P. Hornback

Amends 811, call before you dig law providing contractor exemptions from liability

03/19/20 - recommitted to Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

SB217

T. Buford

Include a utility regulated by the PSC under the definition of a "public agency" for purposes of public records only

02/28/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

SB228

W. Schroder

811 call before you dig reforms

03/02/20 - to Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

SB246

W. Westerfield

Prohibit a provider of broadband Internet access service from using, disclosing, selling, or permitting access to customer personal information

03/04/20 - to Judiciary (S)

SB251

B. Smith

Makes sure that open-pit mines do not include any excavation made from a refuse fill

04/15/20 - delivered to Governor

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

SR108

B. Smith

Confirm the reappointment of Michael J. Schmitt as Chair of the Public Service Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2023.

02/10/20 - adopted 34-0

SCr152

P. Wheeler

Reestablish the Public Water and Wastewater System Infrastructure Task Force; direct the task force to continue to evaluate policy options on how to address Kentucky's troubled public water and wastewater systems; name the membership of the task force; require the task force to meet at least three times during the 2020 Interim and to submit its findings, legislative recommendations, or a memorandum to the Legislative Research Commission by November 30, 2020; provide that the Legislative Research Commission is authorized to alternatively assign the issues to be addressed by the task force to an interim joint committee or subcommittee thereof and to assign an alternative study completion date.

03/10/20 - posted in committee

HOUSE BILLS

HB44

J. Gooch Jr.

Expands critical infrastructure asset law to include various items including pipelines and enhancing penalties for violation

03/16/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 12)

HB68

R. Wiederstein

Establish provisions for adopting the most cost-effective alternative in administrative regulations having a major economic impact on the Kentucky economy

01/07/20 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)

HB85

M. Marzian

Establish a ban on plastic single-use carryout bags, styrofoam and plastic food containers by July 1, 2025

01/07/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB102

J. Sims Jr

Prohibit employment discrimination based on a positive drug screen for cannabidiol or tetrahydrocannabinol.

01/07/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB126

A. Hatton

Requires PSC include rate affordability when determining fair, just and reasonable utility rates

01/07/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB136

J. Nemes

Permit and regulate medicinal marijuana

03/02/20 - to Judiciary (S)

HB182

R. Palumbo

Income tax credit for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle supply equipment.

01/09/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB208

R. Rothenburger

Remove the ability of Lifeline providers to bill and collect the CMRS service charge levied under the section from end users

03/27/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 37)

HB229

J. Blanton

Relating to amounts distributed to public safety answering points (PSAPs) for the purposes of answering, routing, and properly disposing of CMRS 911 calls, to remove the qualifier

03/27/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 40)

HB247

M. Hart

Enable noncompetitive negotiation under the Kentucky Model Procurement Code for purchase or sale of wholesale electric power or natural gas by a local public agenc

01/16/20 - posted in committee

HB305

C. Massey

Relating to creating a consolidated emergency services districts

01/24/20 - posted in committee

HB323

J. DuPlessis

Phase-in of net metering rates

01/28/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB332

P. Pratt

Require the Kentucky Communications Network Authority to offer wholesale access to the excess capacity on KentuckyWired only in unserved areas.

02/18/20 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB334

M. Cantrell

Constitutional amendment establishing a right of the people to have clean air, pure water, and for the Commonwealth to be required to preserve the natural, scenic, historic, and esthetic values of the environment

01/29/20 - to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)

HB351

S. Rudy

Biennial Revenue bill

04/15/20 - delivered to Secretary of State

HB352

S. Rudy

Biennial Executive Branch Budget

04/15/20 - delivered to Secretary of State

HB362

P. Pratt

Creates a KIA account for rural broadband deployment

03/30/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 72)

HB365

M. Hart

Repeal and reenact various fertilizer and pesticide use and application laws

03/17/20 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB380

J. Nemes

Expand the voluntary environmental remediation tax credit

02/06/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB403

J. Gooch Jr.

Change the eligibility threshold for participation in a voluntary energy cost assistance fund

03/18/20 - returned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

HB449

M. Dossett

Exemptions from income tax and permitting requirements for disaster response businesses and employees.

04/01/20 - floor amendments (1-title) and (2) filed

HB505

J. Blanton

Require that solar electric generating facilities with rated capacities of 5 megawatts or greater be built at least 100 feet from adjoining residential properties; allow local planning units to establish superseding setback requirements

03/18/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

HB570

M. Meredith

Omnibus revision to interlocal agreements, including language regarding utilities

04/15/20 - delivered to Governor

HB575

J. Gooch Jr.

Provide that the right of an individual customer to use any utility service shall not be infringed due to the energy source of the utility service to be delivered

03/17/20 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB580

S. Santoro

Revamps the state system of transportation funding

03/04/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB584

C. Harris

Changes ratemaking for public utilities

03/04/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB594

J. Graviss

Omnibus changes to the regulation of water and wastewater systems

03/04/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB614

J. Graviss

Require the department to notify property owners with on-site sewage disposal systems by mail every two years of the need to maintain the system

03/04/20 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

HJr8

T. Huff

Direct the Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District to determine the environmental benefits, related costs, and potential alternatives to the federal reformulated gasoline requirements currently imposed in Jefferson County and partial areas in Bullitt and Oldham Counties.

02/20/20 - became effective without Governor's Signature (Acts ch. 3)

HCr88

J. Gooch Jr.

Reestablish the Public Water and Wastewater System Infrastructure Task Force; direct the task force to continue to evaluate policy options on how to address Kentucky's troubled public water and wastewater systems; name the membership of the task force; require the task force to meet at least three times during the 2020 Interim and to submit its findings, legislative recommendations, or a memorandum to the Legislative Research Commission by November 30, 2020; provide that the Legislative Research Commission is authorized to alternatively assign the issues to be addressed by the task force to an interim joint committee or subcommittee thereof and to assign an alternative study completion date.

03/10/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

HJr91

T. Bojanowski

Direct the Energy and Environment Cabinet to study the economic impact of renewable energy portfolio standards and other renewable energy policies in all states and to provide recommendations on the applicability and feasibility of adopting new renewable energy policies that support economic growth in Kentucky; submit findings and recommendations regarding the implementation of renewable portfolio standards and other renewable energy policies in Kentucky and the resulting economic impact on the Commonwealth to the Governor, the Legislative Research Commission, and the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Energy by July 1, 2021.

02/21/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HJr98

J. Graviss

Establish the Working Group on Public Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in the executive branch and specify its role and function; reestablish the Public Water and Wastewater System Infrastructure Task Force and specify its role and function; require the working group to give monthly updates to the task force; require the task force to report to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2020.

02/26/20 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HR135

K. Moser

Encourage the Legislative Research Commission to establish the Kentucky Emergency Preparedness Task Force; establish membership and duties of the task force; require findings to be submitted by Dec. 1, 2020.

04/15/20 - adopted by voice vote