2018 REGULAR SESSION

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

TRACKING SHEET

UPDATED WITH FEBRUARY 16, 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.

Jan 30, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)

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

Feb 15, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules

SB 117

P. Hornback

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

Jan 31, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

SB 125

M. Wilson

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

Feb 06, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

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 15, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules

SB 129

J. Carpenter

Reorganization of the Energy and Environment Cabinet.

Feb 06, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

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)

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

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

Jan 05, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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

Feb 16, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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

Feb 15, 2018 - to Agriculture (S)

HB 261

J. Gooch Jr.

Omnibus changes to mining regulations

Feb 16, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)

HB 264

M. Castlen

Reorganization of Energy, Labor

Feb 16, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

HB 307

DJ Johnson

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

Feb 16, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 84-0

HB 322/LM

J. Gooch Jr.

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

Feb 09, 2018 - to Local Government (H)

HB 324/CI/LM

D. St. Onge

Critical infrastructure drone bill filed

Feb 09, 2018 - to Judiciary (H)

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 15, 2018 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)

HB 370

R. Mills

Amends brownfields redevelopment program

Feb 16, 2018 - to Natural Resources & Energy (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.

Jan 11, 2018 - to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)

HCR 115

J. Blanton

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

Feb 05, 2018 - posted in committee