2020 Senate Bill Introductions

SB 83: Requiring electric utilities to meet once a year to discuss infrastructure planning.
Status: Introduced 1/27/20; set for hearing in Senate Commerce and Energy 1/30/20. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended (6-0) 1/30/20. Passed Senate (27-5) 2/5/20. Referred to House. Referred to House Commerce and Energy, set for hearing 3/2/20 at 10 a.m. Rescheduled to 10 a.m. 3/4/20. Tabled (9-3) 3/4/20

SB 111: A bill to reallocate wind tax revenue among school districts.
Status: Introduced 1/30/20; referred to Senate Taxation. Set for hearing 2/10/20. Committee Recommends Do Pass (5-2) 2/10/20. Failed to pass Senate (12-22) 2/11/20.

SB 126: A bill providing penalties if a generation unit is not constructed within 10 years of the permit being granted.
Status: Introduced 1/30/20; referred to Senate Judiciary. Set for hearing 2/6/20. Re-set for hearing 2/11/20. Referred to the 41st Legislative Day (5-1).

SB 151: A bill to make it a crime to damage, trespass or interfere with critical energy infrastructure such as pipelines or transmission.
Status: Introduced 2/4/20. Referred to Senate Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 2/25/20. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended (5-2) 2/25/20. Passed House as amended (34-1) 2/27/20. Referred to House Commerce and Energy; set for hearing 3/4/20. Committee recommends Do Pass as amended (12-1) 3/4/20. Passed House as amended (64-3) 3/9/20. Senate concurred (31-4) 3/10/20. Signed by Governor 3/18/20.

SB 165: A bill to defer new FAA lighting requirements on older wind turbine generators.
Status: Introduced 2/5/20. Referred to Senate Commerce and Energy. Set for hearing 2/20/19. Deferred to 41st Legislative Day (6-1) 2/20/20.

SB 175:A placeholder bill for open meeting/public records to be applied to the REAs.
Status: Introduced 2/6/20. Referred to Senate State Affairs. Tabled by Committee (8-0) 2/26/20.

SB 184: A bill to set up a process to allow a court to decide compensation for service territory acquisition.
Status: Introduced 2/6/20. Referred to Senate State Affairs. Withdrawn by Prime Sponsor 2/26/20.


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