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SB 148 - Electricity Generation and Conservation - Key Vote

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Tom Holland voted Nay (Override of Veto) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (80-45) - (Key vote)

Title: Electricity Generation and Conservation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override the veto of a bill that adjusts Kansas energy regulation code relating to coal-fired power plants and desired state energy efficiency requirements.

Highlights:
-Establishes maximum annual nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide emissions levels for coal-burning power plants (Sec. 1). -Requires electric companies to do the following:
  • -Develop a retail tariff for electricity generated from wind
  • -Develop and implement energy efficiency and load management programs that provide information, technical assistance, and incentives for customers to control energy use
  • -Develop and implement a program to help businesses reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (Sec. 2).
-Requires the secretary of administration to establish energy efficiency standards for state buildings and equipment (Sec. 5, 6). -Sets benchmarks and minimum requirements for facilities relating to the generation of electricity through the use of renewable energy resources at the following rates:
  • -At least 10% of peak load to be generated by renewable resources by 2012
  • -At least 15% of peak load must be generated by renewable resources by 2016
  • -At least 20% of peak load must be generated by renewable resources by 2020 (Sec. 11).
-Allows tax credits and deductions for energy efficiency improvements in residential properties (Sec. 35, 36). -Substitute offered by House Committee on Energy and Utilities on 3/24/2008
Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (32-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Electricity Generation and Conservation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override the veto of a bill that adjusts Kansas energy regulation code relating to coal-fired power plants and desired state energy efficiency requirements.

Highlights:
-Establishes maximum annual nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide emissions levels for coal-burning power plants (Sec. 1). -Requires electric companies to do the following:
  • -Develop a retail tariff for electricity generated from wind
  • -Develop and implement energy efficiency and load management programs that provide information, technical assistance, and incentives for customers to control energy use
  • -Develop and implement a program to help businesses reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (Sec. 2).
-Requires the secretary of administration to establish energy efficiency standards for state buildings and equipment (Sec. 5, 6). -Sets benchmarks and minimum requirements for facilities relating to the generation of electricity through the use of renewable energy resources at the following rates:
  • -At least 10% of peak load to be generated by renewable resources by 2012
  • -At least 15% of peak load must be generated by renewable resources by 2016
  • -At least 20% of peak load must be generated by renewable resources by 2020 (Sec. 11).
-Allows tax credits and deductions for energy efficiency improvements in residential properties (Sec. 35, 36). -Substitute offered by House Committee on Energy and Utilities on 3/24/2008
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.

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Electricity Generation and Conservation

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (32-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Electricity Generation and Conservation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that adjusts Kansas energy regulation code relating to coal-fired power plants and desired state energy efficiency requirements.

Highlights:
-Establishes maximum annual nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide emissions levels for coal-burning power plants (Sec. 1). -Requires electric companies to do the following:
  • -Develop a retail tariff for electricity generated from wind
  • -Develop and implement energy efficiency and load management programs that provide information, technical assistance, and incentives for customers to control energy use
  • -Develop and implement a program to help businesses reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (Sec. 2).
-Requires the secretary of administration to establish energy efficiency standards for state buildings and equipment (Sec. 5, 6). -Sets benchmarks and minimum requirements for facilities relating to the generation of electricity through the use of renewable energy resources at the following rates:
  • -At least 10% of peak load to be generated by renewable resources by 2012
  • -At least 15% of peak load must be generated by renewable resources by 2016
  • -At least 20% of peak load must be generated by renewable resources by 2020 (Sec. 11).
-Allows tax credits and dedcutions for energy efficiency improvements in residential properties (Sec. 35, 36). -Substitute offered by House Committee on Energy and Utilities on 3/24/2008
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 With Amendment (House) (83-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Electricity Generation and Conservation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that adjusts Kansas energy regulation code relating to coal-fired power plants and desired state energy efficiency requirements.

Highlights:
-Establishes maximum annual nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide emissions levels for coal-burning power plants (Sec. 1). -Requires electric companies to do the following:
  • -Develop a retail tariff for electricity generated from wind
  • -Develop and implement energy efficiency and load management programs that provide information, technical assistance, and incentives for customers to control energy use
  • -Develop and implement a program to help businesses reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (Sec. 2).
-Requires the secretary of administration to establish energy efficiency standards for state buildings and equipment (Sec. 5, 6). -Sets benchmarks and minimum requirements for facilities relating to the generation of electricity through the use of renewable energy resources at the following rates:
  • -At least 10% of peak load to be generated by renewable resources by 2012
  • -At least 15% of peak load must be generated by renewable resources by 2016
  • -At least 20% of peak load must be generated by renewable resources by 2020 (Sec. 11).
-Allows tax credits and dedcutions for energy efficiency improvements in residential properties (Sec. 35, 36). -Substitute offered by House Committee on Energy and Utilities on 3/24/2008
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) (21-19) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Electricity Generation and Conservation

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