Senate Bill Introductions

SB 7: Removes the Gregory County Pumped Storage Project from the state water resource project priority list.
Status: Introduced and referred to Senate State Affairs 1/9/24. Passed committee 1/11/24. Passed Senate 1/12/24. Passed committee 1/19/24. Passed House 1/22/24. Signed by the Governor 2/1/24.

SB 23: Exempts EV charging station owners from being fined for overcharging for electricity.
Status: Introduced and referred to Senate State Affairs 1/9/24. Passed committee 1/11/24. Passed Senate 1/12/24. Passed House Commerce, placed on consent calendar 1/22/24. Passed House 1/23/24. Passed the House 67-1 1/23/35. Signed by the Governor 2/5/24.

SB 177: Allows temporary appointment of a retired judge or justice to the PUC when a sitting commissioner is disqualified or recuses themselves.
Status: Introduced and referred to Commerce and Energy Committee 1/25/24. Passed as amended (177C) 7-2 2/1/24. Passed Senate 20-13 2/6/24. Referred to House State Affairs 2/7/24. Passed House State Affairs 8-5 2/28/24.

SB 201: Provides new statutory requirements for regulating linear transmission facilities and to declare an emergency.
Status: Introduced and referred to Commerce and Energy Committee 1/31/24. Passed as amended (SB 201D) 7-2 2/15/24. Failed to obtain two-thirds vote 23-11. Immediately reconsidered and the bill was amended to remove the emergency clause. The bill passed on a simple majority vote of 23-11 2/21/24. Amended (SB 201J) and passed House Commerce 8-5 2/26/24. Passed House 40-30 2/28/24. Senate failed to concur and appointed conference committee 24-10 2/29/24.

SB 218: Restrict the power of eminent domain to a utility used for a public purpose.
Status: Introduced and referred to Commerce and Energy Committee 1/31/24. Tabled at the request of the sponsor 7-0 2/15/24.


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