Bill Details - HB568 (2019)

HB 568 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

20Mar2019... 0484h

2019 SESSION

19-0540

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 568

 

AN ACT relative to the New Hampshire energy strategy.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Mann, Ches. 2; Rep. Somssich, Rock. 27

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the energy strategy of the state to include consideration of the effects of climate change.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20Mar2019... 0484h 19-0540

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to the New Hampshire energy strategy.

 

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

 

1  Amend 2013, 276:2, I(c) to read as follows:

(c)  Minimize negative impacts to the economy, the environment, [and] the natural beauty of our state, and the climate.

2  State Energy Strategy.  Amend RSA 4-E:1, I(e) to read as follows:

(e)  The role of energy efficiency, demand response, and other demand-side resources in meeting the state's energy needs, while minimizing the production of greenhouse gases.

3  New Paragraph; State Energy Policy.  Amend RSA 4-E:1 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:

IV.  The strategy shall include throughout a full assessment of the impact of energy use on the threat of climate change, as well as measures and policies to mitigate that threat.  In this section, "energy use" shall include any use of energy including heating and cooling of buildings and transportation.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage..

 

LBAO

19-0540

Amended 4/17/19

 

HB 568- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2019-0484h)

 

AN ACT relative to the New Hampshire energy strategy.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

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Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill amends the state energy strategy in RSA 4-E to include a reference to minimizing the production of greenhouse gases and adds the requirement for a full assessment of the impact of energy use, including heating and cooling of buildings and transportation, on the threat of climate change and measures and policies to mitigate such threat.

 

The Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) indicates this change to the existing obligations of the Office during their revisions of the energy strategy requires OSI to: include the effects of climate change upon the state; discuss reducing greenhouse gases when considering the energy portfolio;  assess the impact of energy use and now include building heating and cooling and how it relates to climate change; and discuss climate change mitigation measures and policies.  OSI states it must evaluate options for how to best complete the next iteration of the state energy strategy.  This may require OSI to seek outside technical assistance which could require contracting for such services.  This cost is indeterminable.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Office of Strategic Initiatives

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 3 P. 20
Feb. 5, 2019 Public Hearing: 02/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 304
Feb. 13, 2019 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 304
March 6, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 03/06/2019 10:30 am LOB 304
March 19, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0484h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 12-7; RC) HC 16 P. 34
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0484h (Vote 12-7; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 20, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0484h: AA VV 03/20/2019 HJ 11 P. 33
March 20, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0484h: MA DV 217-129 03/20/2019 HJ 11 P. 33
March 28, 2019 Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 12
April 9, 2019 Hearing: 04/09/2019, Room 103, SH, 09:45 am; SC 17
May 15, 2019 Committee Report: Rereferred to Committee, 05/15/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 22
May 15, 2019 Rereferred to Committee, MA, VV; 05/15/2019; SJ 16

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2019 House Exec Session
March 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 9, 2019 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB568 Revision: 4868 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
HB568 Revision: 5643 Date: April 18, 2019, 9:17 a.m.