IN SB0560 | 2013 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Passed on May 13 2013 - 100% progression
Action: 2013-05-13 - Public Law 133
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Provides for the establishment by counties of infrastructure development zones in which natural gas, broadband and advanced services, and water infrastructure is exempt from property taxation. Allows a customer of an electricity supplier that is: (1) a public utility; and (2) under the jurisdiction of the utility regulatory commission (commission) for the approval of rates and charges; to petition the commission for a temporary discount to the demand component of the customer's rates and charges established in the electricity supplier's applicable standard tariff for service to a single Indiana facility of the customer. Requires: (1) preapproval by the economic development corporation (IEDC) of the customer's requested temporary discount amount; and (2) that an electricity supplier defer the cost of a discount for subsequent recovery in its next general retail electric rate case. Requires the utility consumer counselor (counselor) to investigate a utility's petition for a transmission, distribution, and storage system improvement charge (TDSIC) and report its activities to the commission. Authorizes the counselor to request additional funding from the budget agency. Allows a utility to designate a test period for the commission to use in determining an increase in the utility's rates and charges. Provides that a utility may impose a temporary increase in rates and charges while its rate case is pending before the commission. Requires a utility to provide a refund, with interest, to customers if the temporary rates and charges exceed the rates and charges approved by the commission. Authorizes a utility that provides electric or gas service to petition the commission to recover TDSIC costs. Requires the utility to petition the commission for approval of a seven year plan for eligible transmission, distribution, and storage improvements. Requires the Indiana department of transportation to develop a program to coordinate the use of public rights-of-way with utilities when the department undertakes an infrastructure improvement project.

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Roll Calls

2013-04-11 - Senate - Senate - Senate concurred in House amendments (Y: 42 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2013-03-19 - House - House - Third reading: passed (Y: 75 N: 21 NV: 2 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2013-03-18 - House - House - Amendment 2 (Dvorak), failed (Y: 26 N: 67 NV: 2 Abs: 5) [FAIL]
2013-03-18 - House - House - Amendment 1 (Dvorak), failed (Y: 30 N: 63 NV: 1 Abs: 6) [FAIL]
2013-03-18 - House - House - Amendment 7 (Pierce), failed (Y: 22 N: 71 NV: 1 Abs: 6) [FAIL]
2013-03-18 - House - House - Amendment 4 (Riecken), failed (Y: 29 N: 63 NV: 1 Abs: 7) [FAIL]
2013-02-12 - Senate - Senate - Third reading: passed (Y: 37 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2013-02-12 - Senate - Senate - Third reading: passed (Y: 37 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
House - House - Roll Call 281 (Y: 65 N: 29 NV: 1 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2013-05-13HousePublic Law 133
2013-04-30SenateSigned by the Governor
2013-04-22SenateSigned by the President of the Senate
2013-04-17HouseSigned by the Speaker
2013-04-16SenateSigned by the President Pro Tempore
2013-04-11SenateSenate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 466: yeas 42, nays 7
2013-04-09SenateMotion to concur in House amendments filed
2013-03-19HouseReturned to the Senate with amendments
2013-03-19HouseThird reading: passed; Roll Call 306: yeas 75, nays 21
2013-03-18HouseAmendment 2 (Dvorak), failed; Roll Call 284: yeas 26, nays 67
2013-03-18HouseAmendment 1 (Dvorak), failed; Roll Call 283: yeas 30, nays 63
2013-03-18HouseAmendment 7 (Pierce), failed; Roll Call 282: yeas 22, nays 71
2013-03-18HouseAmendment 5 (Pierce), failed; voice vote
2013-03-18HouseRuling of the Chair appealed. Ruling sustained; Roll Call 281: yeas 65, nays 29
2013-03-18HouseAmendment 12 (Riecken), ruled out of order
2013-03-18HouseAmendment 4 (Riecken), failed; Roll Call 280: yeas 29, nays 63
2013-03-18HouseAmendment 11 (Koch), prevailed; voice vote
2013-03-18HouseSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2013-03-14HouseRepresentative VanDenburgh added as cosponsor
2013-03-14HouseCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2013-03-05HouseRepresentative Battles added as cosponsor
2013-02-26HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Utilities and Energy
2013-02-12SenateSenator Wyss added as coauthor
2013-02-12SenateCosponsor: Rep. VanNatter
2013-02-12SenateHouse sponsor: Rep. Koch
2013-02-12SenateReferred to the House
2013-02-12SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 121: yeas 37 and nays 12
2013-02-11SenateAmendment 6 (Breaux), rejected; voice vote
2013-02-11SenateAmendment 1 (Breaux), rejected; voice vote
2013-02-11SenateAmendment 9 (Hershman), prevailed; voice vote
2013-02-11SenateAmendment 8 (Hershman), prevailed; voice vote
2013-02-11SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2013-02-07SenateSenator Merritt added as second author
2013-02-04SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2013-01-14SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Utilities
2013-01-14SenateAuthored by Senator Hershman

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