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HB 1490 - Authorizes New Hamshire to Leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - Key Vote

New Hampshire Key Votes

Greg Sorg voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Became Law Without Governor's Signature (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes New Hamshire to Leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (211-74) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes New Hamshire to Leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that contingently repeals New Hampshire's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes New Hampshire to leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and repeal the carbon dioxide cap if either of the following occurs, effective January 1, 2013 (Secs. 11, 17 & 18):
    • If 2 New England states participating in the RGGI end their participation in the initiative; or
    • If 1 New England state that has at least 10 percent of the total energy load of participating New England states ends its participation in the RGGI initiative.
  • Repeals the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund, effective January 1, 2013 (Secs. 4 & 18).
  • Establishes an Energy Efficiency Fund to replace the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund, effective January 1, 2013 (Secs. 4 & 18).
  • Requires auction proceeds in excess of $1 for the sale of a carbon allowance to be allocated as follows, effective January 1, 2013 (Secs. 4 & 18):
    • Rebated to all default service electric ratepayers on a per-kilowatt-hour basis; and
    • Remaining funds to be additional sources of funding for energy efficiency programs that are funded by system benefits charges.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (17-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes New Hamshire to Leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that contingently repeals New Hampshire's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes New Hampshire to leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and repeal the carbon dioxide cap if either of the following occurs, effective January 1, 2013 (Secs. 11, 17 & 18):
    • If 2 New England states participating in the RGGI end their participation in the initiative; or
    • If 1 New England state that has at least 10 percent of the total energy load of participating New England states ends its participation in the RGGI initiative.
  • Repeals the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund, effective January 1, 2013 (Secs. 4 & 18).
  • Establishes an Energy Efficiency Fund to replace the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund, effective January 1, 2013 (Secs. 4 & 18).
  • Requires auction proceeds in excess of $1 for the sale of a carbon allowance to be allocated as follows, effective January 1, 2013 (Secs. 4 & 18):
    • Rebated to all default service electric ratepayers on a per-kilowatt-hour basis; and
    • Remaining funds to be additional sources of funding for energy efficiency programs that are funded by system benefits charges.
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (18-6) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes New Hampshire to Leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Sponsors

  • Jerry E. Bergevin (NH - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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