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HB 763 - Prohibits Wind Farms in Certain Military Flight Zones - North Carolina Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (33-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Wind Farms in Certain Military Flight Zones

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the construction of wind energy facilities within certain military flight zones.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the construction, operation, or expansion of wind energy facilities within areas identified as low-flight zones by the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission Compatible Use Map Atlas (Sec. 1). 
  • Requires an individual applying for a permit for a wind energy facility to provide a study of the noise and shadow flicker impacts to the Department of Health and Human Services for review of potential health effects posed by the facility (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to review and determine whether an individual’s application for a wind energy facility would interfere with military missions or training operations (Secs. 3 & 7). 
  • Prohibits the Department of Environmental Quality from taking action on a permit application before receiving a determination from the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs as to whether approve or deny the application (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill apply to applications for permits submitted after October 1, 2018 (Sec. 3).

 

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 (House) (119-0) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SECOND READING VOTE TO CUT OFF DEBATE ON THE BILL AND ADVANCE IT TO THE THIRD READING IN WHICH AN UP-OR-DOWN VOTE FOR PASSAGE WILL OCCUR.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Wind Farms in Certain Military Flight Zones

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