SB51 (2017) Detail

(New Title) establishing a committee to review subsidies for energy projects provided by the renewable portfolio standard.


CHAPTER 81

SB 51 - FINAL VERSION

 

02/09/2017   0213s

04/27/2017   1541EBA

2017 SESSION

17-0871

06/01

 

SENATE BILL 51

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to review subsidies for energy projects provided by the renewable portfolio standard.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Rep. Lewicke, Hills. 26; Rep. Carr, Hills. 26; Rep. Barry, Hills. 21; Rep. O'Day, Ches. 11; Rep. Seidel, Hills. 28

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a committee to study subsidies for energy projects provided by the renewable portfolio standard.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/09/2017   0213s

04/27/2017   1541EBA 17-0871

06/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to review subsidies for energy projects provided by the renewable portfolio standard.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

 

81:1  Committee Established.  There is established a committee to study subsidies for energy projects provided by the renewable portfolio standard.

81:2  Membership and Compensation.

I.  The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a)  Two members of the senate, one of whom shall be a member of the energy and natural resources committee, appointed by the president of the senate.

(b)  Three members of the house of representatives, 2 of whom shall be members of the science, technology and energy committee, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

II.  Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

81:3  Duties.  The committee shall determine whether:

I.  Energy producers are able to provide energy without subsidies.

II.  Subsidies should be enhanced, maintained, reduced, lowered, or phased out.

III.  It is in the public interest for the state to continue subsidies to protect ratepayers.

IV.  To monitor dockets of the public utilities commission related to subsidies for energy projects.

81:4  Chairperson; Quorum.  The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named senate member.  The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

81:5  Report.  The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the senate clerk, the house clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2017.

81:6  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Approved: June 02, 2017

Effective Date: June 02, 2017

Links

SB51 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 Senate Hearing
Jan. 31, 2017 Senate Hearing
Feb. 9, 2017 Senate Floor Vote
March 15, 2017 House Hearing
March 28, 2017 House Exec Session
April 20, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB51 Revision: 1558 Date: June 6, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
SB51 Revision: 1559 Date: May 3, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
SB51 Revision: 1560 Date: Feb. 10, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
SB51 Revision: 1561 Date: Jan. 24, 2017, 10:28 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 4
Jan. 24, 2017 Hearing: ===RECESSED=== 01/24/2017, Room 103, SH, 11:00 am; SC 7
Jan. 31, 2017 Hearing: ===RECONVENE=== 01/31/2017, Room 103, SH, 09:15 am; SC 8
Feb. 9, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0213s, 02/09/2017; SC 9
Feb. 9, 2017 Committee Amendment # 2017-0213s, AA, VV; 02/09/2017; SJ 5
Feb. 9, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-0213s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/09/2017; SJ 5
Feb. 16, 2017 Introduced 02/16/2017 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 8 P. 45
March 15, 2017 Public Hearing: 03/15/2017 01:00 PM LOB 304
March 22, 2017 Full Committee Work Session: 03/22/2017 01:30 PM LOB 304
March 28, 2017 Executive Session: 03/28/2017 01:30 PM LOB 304
April 20, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/20/2017 (Vote 9-8; RC) HC 20 P. 9
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
April 20, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA DV 176-165 04/20/2017 HJ 14 P. 14
April 20, 2017 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-1541e: AA VV 04/20/2017 HJ 14 P. 25
April 27, 2017 Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2017-1541e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 04/27/2017); SJ 16
May 4, 2017 Enrolled 05/04/2017 HJ 15 P. 47
April 27, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 04/27/2017); SJ 16
June 2, 2017 Signed by the Governor on 06/02/2017; Chapter 0081; Effective 06/02/2017