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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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