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HB 2412 - Coal Plant Incentives - Key Vote

Kansas Key Votes

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

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Coal Plant Incentives

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (76-48) - (Key vote)

Title: Coal Plant Incentives

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that adjusts Kansas energy regulation code relating to coal-fired power plants, adjusts the authority of the Secretary of Health and the Environment, establishes desired state energy efficiency requirements, and provides tax incentives for meeting energy efficiency standards.

Highlights:
-Establishes emissions standards for coal-fired electricity generating facilities (Sec. 11). -Mandates that public utilities that own or purchase wind energy to submit a retail tariff to its customers giving them the option of purchasing energy from a commercial wind generation facility owned by the public utility (Sec. 12). -Prohibits the Secretary of Administration from approving or renewing a lease of non state owned property unless the person seeking the lease has submitted an energy audit for the property (Sec. 16). -Requires the Secretary of Administration to adopt rules and regulations for energy efficiency which are ten percent below the levels established by the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code and the standards of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers Inc (Sec. 18). -Requires that by 2012 public utilities’ renewable electric generation facilities provide no less than ten percent of the public utilities’ power during high consumption hours. The required minimum percentage increases by five percent every four years (Sec. 21). -Prohibits the secretary of health and the environment from establishing any environmental standards more stringent than the federal clean air act (Sec. 40). -Specifies that the secretary of health and the environment may only take action against the emission of air pollution if it poses an imminent endangerment to the health of persons or the environment (Sec. 43). -Allows certain electric cooperatives to opt out of regulation by the state corporation commission (Sec. 44). -Provides state income tax credits for meeting certain energy standards in nonowner occupied multiple family dwellings, and tax deductions for payments on new air conditioning and heating systems (Secs. 45-46). -Requires electric public utilities that are co-located with an existing coal fired electric generating unit in western Kansas that has greater than 325 megawatts nameplate capacity to create an enhanced energy efficiency and load management program, as well as provide Kansas City the option to purchase up to 200 megawatts of power (Secs. 52, 50). -Provides refunds on taxes paid on the sale of telecommunication machinery. Refunds begin at twenty percent during 2010-2011, and increase twenty percent every year thereafter (Sec. 60).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (24-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Coal Plant Incentives

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that adjusts Kansas energy regulation code relating to coal-fired power plants, adjusts the authority of the Secretary of Health and the Environment, establishes desired state energy efficiency requirements, and provides tax incentives for meeting energy efficiency standards.

Highlights:
-Establishes emissions standards for coal-fired electricity generating facilities (Sec. 11). -Mandates that public utilities that own or purchase wind energy to submit a retail tariff to its customers giving them the option of purchasing energy from a commercial wind generation facility owned by the public utility (Sec. 12). -Prohibits the Secretary of Administration from approving or renewing a lease of non state owned property unless the person seeking the lease has submitted an energy audit for the property (Sec. 16). -Requires the Secretary of Administration to adopt rules and regulations for energy efficiency which are ten percent below the levels established by the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code and the standards of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers Inc (Sec. 18). -Requires that by 2012 public utilities’ renewable electric generation facilities provide no less than ten percent of the public utilities’ power during high consumption hours. The required minimum percentage increases by five percent every four years (Sec. 21). -Prohibits the secretary of health and the environment from establishing any environmental standards more stringent than the federal clean air act (Sec. 40). -Specifies that the secretary of health and the environment may only take action against the emission of air pollution if it poses an imminent endangerment to the health of persons or the environment (Sec. 43). -Allows certain electric cooperatives to opt out of regulation by the state corporation commission (Sec. 44). -Provides state income tax credits for meeting certain energy standards in nonowner occupied multiple family dwellings, and tax deductions for payments on new air conditioning and heating systems (Secs. 45-46). -Requires electric public utilities that are co-located with an existing coal fired electric generating unit in western Kansas that has greater than 325 megawatts nameplate capacity to create an enhanced energy efficiency and load management program, as well as provide Kansas City the option to purchase up to 200 megawatts of power (Secs. 52, 50). -Provides refunds on taxes paid on the sale of telecommunication machinery. Refunds begin at twenty percent during 2010-2011, and increase twenty percent every year thereafter (Sec. 60).
Legislation - Replaced by Substitute (Senate) (39-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (123-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Coal Plant Incentives

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