IN HB1414 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 9-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 4 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-17 - Senator Ford Jon added as cosponsor
Pending: Senate Utilities Committee
Hearing: Feb 27 @ 9:00 am in Room 233
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Electric generation. Provides that a public utility that owns and operates a reliable capacity electric generation resource shall operate and maintain the unit in a manner reasonably intended to secure the availability of the unit for dispatch and for providing reliable service to customers of the public utility. Prohibits a public utility from terminating a power agreement with a legacy generation resource in which the public utility has an ownership interest unless the public utility provides the utility regulatory commission (IURC) with at least three years advance notice of the termination. Provides that the IURC shall determine the reasonable costs incurred by the public utility under the power agreement and allow the public utility to recover those costs in a fuel adjustment charge proceeding. Provides that a public utility shall provide the IURC with at least six months advance notice of the public utility's intention to retire, sell, or transfer a reliable capacity resource with a capacity of at least 80 megawatts if such intention is not set forth in the public utility's preferred portfolio in the public utility's most recent integrated resource plan for which the IURC has provided a final director's report. Provides that a public utility may not retire, sell, or transfer a reliable capacity resource with a capacity of at least 80 megawatts unless: (1) the public utility first notifies the IURC of the public utility's intent to do so; and (2) the IURC conducts a public hearing to receive information concerning the reasonableness of the planned retirement, sale, or transfer. Requires the IURC to conduct the required hearing and issue its findings and conclusions concerning the reasonableness of the planned retirement, sale, or transfer not later than 120 days after the date of the public utility's notice to the IURC. Provides that if a public utility cites a federal mandate as the basis, in whole or in part, for the planned retirement, sale, or transfer of the unit, the IURC may consider in making the IURC's required findings and conclusions whether the cited federal mandate: (1) is in force; (2) has not expired or been revoked; and (3) is not merely anticipated to be enacted; at the time of the public utility's notice. Provides that a public utility is entitled to recover in a fuel adjustment charge proceeding the cost of not more than 90 days of reserve fuel supply, with up to 60 days of such reserve stored at any location that provides availability of the fuel supply upon not more than 48 hours notice. Provides that these provisions expire May 1, 2021. Provides that in awarding high value workforce ready credit-bearing grants, the commission for higher education, in conjunction with the department of workforce development, shall give priority to an applicant who is a dislocated coal mine employee.

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Title

Electric generation.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-02-03 - House - House - Third reading (Y: 52 N: 41 NV: 1 Abs: 6) [PASS]
2020-01-30 - House - House - Amendment #6 (Morrison) prevailed (Y: 94 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2020-01-30 - House - House - Amendment #7 (Dvorak) failed (Y: 11 N: 83 NV: 2 Abs: 4) [FAIL]
2020-01-22 - House - House - Committee Vote (Y: 9 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-02-17SenateSenator Ford Jon added as cosponsor
2020-02-17SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Utilities
2020-02-04HouseReferred to the Senate
2020-02-03HouseCosponsor: Senator Garten
2020-02-03HouseSenate sponsors: Senators Messmer, Koch, Houchin
2020-02-03HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 169: yeas 52, nays 41
2020-01-30HouseAmendment #6 (Morrison) prevailed; Roll Call 143: yeas 94, nays 0
2020-01-30HouseAmendment #1 (DeLaney) ruled out of order
2020-01-30HouseAmendment #7 (Dvorak) failed; Roll Call 142: yeas 11, nays 83
2020-01-30HouseAmendment #8 (Soliday) prevailed; voice vote
2020-01-30HouseSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2020-01-28HouseRepresentative Manning added as coauthor
2020-01-28HouseRepresentatives Morrison and Hostettler added as coauthors
2020-01-23HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2020-01-15HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
2020-01-15HouseAuthored by Representative Soliday

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