2018 REGULAR SESSION

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

TRACKING SHEET

UPDATED WITH APRIL 15, 2018 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

SB 9/FN/LM

S. Humphries

Relating to distribution of TVA in-lieu-of-tax payments

Jan 03, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB 78

W. Westerfield

Makes various changes to licensing electricians.

Apr 14, 2018 - taken from Rules; placed in the Consent Orders of the Day; 3rd reading; floor amendment (3) defeated; passed 45-44 with Committee Substitute; received in Senate; to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1); Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1); Bill passed 21-13; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor

SB 104

P. Hornback

Authorize PSC to assess civil penalties for damages to an underground facility used in the transportation of gas or hazardous liquid

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 70)

SB 117

P. Hornback

Relating to underground facility protection, 811, call before you dig administration

Mar 22, 2018 - taken from Natural Resources & Energy (H); 2nd reading; returned to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

SB 125

M. Wilson

Allows for the modifying of easements for electric cooperatives to install broadband

Feb 22-WITHDRAWN

SB 128

J. Carpenter

Require that the assessments paid by utilities to cover the costs of the PSC be credited to the commission instead of the general fund

Feb 26, 2018 - recommitted to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

SB 129

J. Carpenter

Reorganization of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.

Mar 27, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 29)

SB 147

R. Jones II

Authorize the PSC for special authority over electric utility rates in economically distressed counties

Feb 15, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

SB 160

R. Girdler

Changes to the price gouging statutes

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 93)

SB 195

R. Thomas

Require KentuckyWired contracts between public or private ISPs contain certain provisions to ensure open and fair access to the network

Feb 23, 2018 - to State & Local Government (S)

SB 215

J. Higdon

Shell bill relating to natural resources.

Feb 28, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

SB 223

R. Girdler

Makes various amendments for the Kentucky Communications Network Authority relating to easements and financing

Mar 06, 2018 - reassigned to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB 232

R. Webb

Require utilities installing smart meters to give customers the right to opt out

Mar 05, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

SB 249

J. Carpenter

Relating to procedures for oil and gas hearings.

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 94)

SB 269

G. Neal

Tax incentives for brownfields redevelopment.

Mar 05, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

SR 77

D. Seum

Confirm the appointment of Talina Rose Mathews to the Public Service Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2021.

Jan 17, 2018 - passed 38-0

SR 254

R. Girdler

Request due diligence and environmentally sound practices in any future repurposing of an existing natural gas pipeline.

Mar 15, 2018 - adopted by voice vote

HOUSE BILLS

HB 27

C. Harris

Allows reconsideration of Public Service Commission orders after July 2013

Jan 02, 2018 - introduced in House; to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB 34

R. Nelson

Place a cap on the amount that an electric utility can bill for a basic service charge.

Jan 02, 2018 - introduced in House; to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB 77

P. Moffett

Would allow for alternative markings to indicate not to trespass.

Jan 25, 2018 - 3rd reading, defeated 39-50

HB 114/FN/LM

B. Rowland

Relating to the redistribution of TVA in-lieu-of-tax payments for economic development

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 129)

HB 145

R. Rothenburger

Require zoning compliance for non-baseload generation facilities under 10 megawatts

Jan 17, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 196

M. Marzian

Renewable energy mandate for retail electric suppliers

Jan 18, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB 211/FN

K. Flood

Establish a school transportation funding fee of $0.03 which shall be paid by dealers on each gallon of gasoline and special fuel

Jan 22, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 227

J. Gooch Jr.

Update net metering law to change rate compensated to customer for energy put on grid

Apr 14, 2018 - taken from the Orders of the Day; recommitted to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

HB 232/LM

C. Harris

Creates exception to open records for certain services from the definition of "public agency" that excludes services provided resulting from competitive bidding

Jan 25, 2018 - to State Government (H)

HB 241

J. DuPlessis

Allow the Governor to issue a temporary waiver of ASTM specifications for motor fuel during an emergency that disrupts the motor fuel supply

Mar 23, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 25)

HB 261

J. Gooch Jr.

Omnibus changes to mining regulations

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 85)

HB 264

M. Castlen

Reorganization of Energy, Labor

Mar 28, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 31)

HB 307

DJ Johnson

Exemptions of piping associated with boilers and pressure vessels in KRS Chapter 236

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 59)

HB 322/LM

J. Gooch Jr.

Allows a party to recover court costs and attorney`s fees when appealing a planning and zoning action

Mar 12, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 324/CI/LM

D. St. Onge

Critical infrastructure drone bill filed

Apr 13, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 168)

HB 357

L. Bechler

Would add affordability to PSC review of electric utility rates and allow for temporary loss of utility ROI

Feb 14, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB 361

T. Moore

911 board reorganization.

Feb 20, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 370

R. Mills

Amends brownfields redevelopment program

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 98)

HB 399

R. Benvenuti III

Relates to the processes for the acquisition of water or sewer utilities.

Feb 22, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB 401

J. Blanton

Authorize the PSC to consider rates of utilities in economically distressed counties, could cap return temporarily

Feb 22, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB 403

J. Kay

Direct retail electric suppliers to charge no more than residential rates for service provided to single-family farms

Feb 22, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB 414

A. Hatton

Require KentuckyWired contracts between public or private Internet service providers contain certain provisions to ensure open and fair access to the network

Mar 15, 2018 - reassigned to State Government (H)

HB 424

J. Carney

Confirm the reorganization of the Kentucky 911 Services Board.

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 138)

HB 448

J. Gooch Jr.

Relating to reliable energy portfolio standards.

Feb 26, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB 488

K. Sinnette

Relating to utility vegetation maintenance in the right-of-way

Feb 28, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB 507

C. Harris

Significant changes to public utility rates and include affordability as a criteria for PSC rate making.

Feb 28, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB 513

J. Tipton

Regulation of privately owned small wastewater treatment plants, amended to include SB 151 provisions on wastewater treatment

Apr 14, 2018 - House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute and floor amendments (1-title) and (2); Bill passed 66-25; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor

HB 542/FN/LM

T. Couch

Redistributes coal severance revenues.

Mar 01, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 546

K. Sinnette

Deny utility franchisees the ability to recover from ratepayers the franchise fee by adding a fee to the bill

Mar 01, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HB 569

K. Sinnette

Increase sales tax to 7% and remove most exemptions

Mar 01, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 599

J. Petrie

Omnibus tax reform proposal

Mar 01, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

HJR 5

C. Harris

Direct the Public Service Commission to reexamine the KY Power rate case

Jan 02, 2018 - introduced in House; to Natural Resources & Energy (H)

HR 49

J. York

Urge the United States Congress to support federal legislation in advancement of the Appalachian Storage Hub.

Mar 08, 2018 - posted in committee

HCR 115

J. Blanton

Urge Congress to establish a moratorium on closing coal-fired electric plants and to eliminate subsidies for renewable energy sources.

Mar 15, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)