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SB 327 - Expansion of Coal-Fired Power Plants - Key Vote

Kansas Key Votes

Kevin Yoder voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (32-7) -
Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Expansion of Coal-Fired Power Plants

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (31-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Expansion of Coal-Fired Power Plants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that regulates energy efficiency and air pollution measures and limits the powers of the Secretary of Health and Environment.

Highlights:
- Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Environment from adopting air pollution regulations stricter than those of the federal Clean Air Act (sec. 27). - Alters the way the Secretary of Health and Environment permits applications for new power plants (sec. 28). - Requires the Secretary of Administration to adopt energy efficient guidelines for state agencies when they purchase equipment and for state owned buildings (sec. 2-5). - Requires 10% of the state's electricity to be generated from renewable resources by 2012, 15% by 2016, and 20% by 2020 (sec. 8). - Outlines possible tax credits and deductions for energy-efficient measures and appliances, such as certain ceiling installations or air conditioning ventilations (sec. 32 &33). - Limits mercury pollution from power plants (sec. 34).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (75-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Expansion of Coal-Fired Power Plants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that regulates energy, efficiency, and air pollution measures and limits the powers of the Secretary of Health and Environment.

Highlights:
- Restricts the Secretary of Health and Environment from adopting air pollution regulations stricter than those of the federal Clean Air Act (sec. 27). - Alters the way the Secretary of Health and Environment permits applications for new power plants (sec. 28). - Requires the Secretary of Administration to adopt energy efficient guidelines for state agencies when they purchase equipment and for state owned buildings (sec. 2-5). - Requires 10% of the state's electricity to be generated from renewable resources by 2012, 15% by 2016, and 20% by 2020 (sec. 8). - Outlines possible tax credits and deductions for energy-efficient measures and appliances, such as certain ceiling installations or air conditioning ventilations (sec. 32 &33). - Limits mercury pollution from power plants (sec. 34).
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (77-45) - (Key vote)

Title: Expansion of Coal-Fired Power Plants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that regulates energy, efficiency, and air pollution measures and limits the powers of the Secretary of Health and Environment.

Highlights:
- Requires the Secretary of Administration to adopt rules and regulations concerning the purchase of products and equipment such as light bulbs, lighting fixtures, appliances, and computers to insure that they meet energy efficiency guidelines and qualify as energy star products (Sec. 3). - Enforces the state policy to protect air quality by following the federal guidelines as stated in the Federal Clean Air Act [Sec. 26, 19b) - Sets a new standard for the measure and control of mercury emissions by affected facilities for a 80% or greater reduction of mercury emissions that will become part of the Kansas Air Quality Act [Sec. 32, 1 and 3c]. - Substitute offered by House Committee on Energy and Utilities on 02/13/2008
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (40-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Expansion of Coal-Fired Power Plants

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