Key Votes

HB 7432 - Energy and Electricity Efficiency - Key Vote

Connecticut Key Votes

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Legislation - Vetoed (Line Item Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Energy and Electricity Efficiency

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NOTE: THIS BILL WAS SIGNED AFTER A LINE ITEM VETO(S).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-3) - (Key vote)

Title: Energy and Electricity Efficiency

Highlights:
- Develops programs to provide rebates to residential customers of electric distribution companies who replace AC units with units that meet Energy Star standards (Sec. 3) - Requires that each electric distribution company submit a plan for maintenance of poles, wires, conduits, and other fixtures along public highways or streets (Sec. 6). - Establishes a local option property tax exemption for hybrid motor vehicles and those with fuel efficiencies of at least 40 miles per gallon (Sec. 19, 20). - Requires Operation Fuel, Inc. to establish a one-time grant program in 2007 for low-income people with high utility bill arrearages. The program must provide one-time grants of up to $1,000 based on the customer's arrearage and income level (Sec. 81, 82, 128). - Requires Energy Conservation Management Board, in consultation with the Clean Energy Fund advisory committee, to evaluate and approve technologies that can be deployed by “Connecticut electric efficiency partners” (including electric company customers and energy management companies) to reduce electric demand (Sec. 94, 96). - Establishes a 13-member Fuel Oil Conservation Board, consisting of six members of the public appointed by the governor, the chairperson of the board that licenses heating and related contactors, one member representing an environmental advocacy group appointed by the Senate minority leader, and five members, representing fuel oil dealers and the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning trades appointed by other legislative leaders (Sec. 116) - Requires electric companies, in calendar year 2007, to offer an electricity conservation incentive program to their customers. The program must compare electricity use during the period from June 1, 2007 to August 31, 2007 to use in the same period in 2006 and give customers an incentive to conserve electricity in 2007 (Sec. 119).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (128-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Energy and Electricity Efficiency

Highlights:
- Develops programs to provide rebates to residential customers of electric distribution companies who replace AC units with units that meet Energy Star standards (Sec. 3) - Requires that each electric distribution company submit a plan for maintenance of poles, wires, conduits, and other fixtures along public highways or streets (Sec. 6). - Establishes a local option property tax exemption for hybrid motor vehicles and those with fuel efficiencies of at least 40 miles per gallon (Sec. 19, 20). - Requires Operation Fuel, Inc. to establish a one-time grant program in 2007 for low-income people with high utility bill arrearages. The program must provide one-time grants of up to $1,000 based on the customer's arrearage and income level (Sec. 81, 82, 128). - Requires Energy Conservation Management Board, in consultation with the Clean Energy Fund advisory committee, to evaluate and approve technologies that can be deployed by “Connecticut electric efficiency partners” (including electric company customers and energy management companies) to reduce electric demand (Sec. 94, 96). - Establishes a 13-member Fuel Oil Conservation Board, consisting of six members of the public appointed by the governor, the chairperson of the board that licenses heating and related contactors, one member representing an environmental advocacy group appointed by the Senate minority leader, and five members, representing fuel oil dealers and the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning trades appointed by other legislative leaders (Sec. 116) - Requires electric companies, in calendar year 2007, to offer an electricity conservation incentive program to their customers. The program must compare electricity use during the period from June 1, 2007 to August 31, 2007 to use in the same period in 2006 and give customers an incentive to conserve electricity in 2007 (Sec. 119).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Energy and Electricity Efficiency

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