HB 582-FN - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 582-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Mann, Ches. 2
COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy
I. Requires the energy efficiency and sustainable energy board to provide recommendations to the public utilities commission on the energy efficiency and renewable energy funds.
II. Requires rebates from the use of auction proceeds to all commercial and industrial retail energy ratepayers.
III. Requires that any funds remaining in the energy efficiency fund at a year's end be retained for use in subsequent years, and forbids use of the fund for any but it's intended purpose.
IV. Repeals the contingent repeal of the regional greenhouse gas initiative program.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
27Jun2019... 2660-EBA 19-0594
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
(k) Serve as a stakeholder forum that makes recommendations to program administrators and the public utilities commission with respect to the development and implementation of program plans under the energy efficiency resource standard, including providing assistance interpreting and applying state policies with respect to energy efficiency, demand response, and strategic electrification.
II. All amounts [in excess of the threshold price of $1 for any allowance sale] shall be allocated to the commercial and industrial retail electric ratepayers and the residential retail electric ratepayers consistent with the kilowatt-hour delivery sales of electric distribution utilities as determined by the commission. All of the commercial and industrial retail electric ratepayer allocations shall be rebated to all commercial and retail industrial [retail electric] ratepayers in the state on a per-kilowatt-hour basis, in a timely manner to be determined by the commission.
III. Beginning in calendar year 2016, the commissioner shall submit an annual report to be made available to the public on or before January 15 compiling the annual reports submitted under paragraph II, with findings on the departments' annual progress in complying with the energy consumption reduction goal established in paragraph I and problems which may prevent the departments from achieving this goal, to the energy efficiency and sustainable energy board established under RSA 125-O:5-a, the governor, the senate president, the speaker of the house of representatives, the chair of the senate energy and natural resources committee and the chair of the house science, technology and energy committee.
I. There is hereby established an energy efficiency fund. This nonlapsing, special fund shall be continually appropriated to the commission to be expended in accordance with this section. The state treasurer shall invest the moneys deposited therein, as provided by law. Income received on investments made by the state treasurer shall also be credited to the fund. All programs supported by these funds shall be subject to audit by the commission as deemed necessary. A portion of the fund moneys shall be used to pay for commission and department costs to administer this subdivision, including contributions for the state's share of the costs of the RGGI regional organization. No fund moneys shall be used by the commission or the department to contract with outside consultants. The commission shall transfer from the fund to the department such costs as may be budgeted and expended, or otherwise approved by the fiscal committee of the general court and the governor and council, for the department's cost of administering this subdivision. No portion of the energy efficiency fund shall be appropriated for any other purpose.
I. RSA 125-O:21, III-a, relative to unsold budget allowances in the carbon dioxide emissions budget trading program.
II. 2012, 281:11 through 281:17, relative to the contingent repeal of the carbon dioxide cap and the regional greenhouse gas initiative.
VETOED August 16, 2019
Veto Sustained September 18, 2019
HB 582-FN- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE (AMENDMENTS #2019-1892s and #2019-1987s)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ X ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ X ] Highway [ X ] Other - Energy Efficiency Fund, RGGI Proceeds, Utility Assessment
The Department of Environmental Services (DES) and the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) indicate, under current law, revenue in excess of $1 per allowance sold is allocated by the PUC for rebates to all electric ratepayers on a per-kilowatt basis. This bill repeals the $1 per allowance rebate threshold for auction proceeds deposited in the Energy Efficiency Fund. In addition, under this bill auction proceeds would be allocated to the residential and C&I sectors consistent with the kilowatt-hour delivery sales to each sector. All C&I retail electric customers would receive a full rebate on a per kilowatt-hour basis and residential customer rebates would end. The residential allocation would be allocated to the energy efficiency fund and be utilized for core energy efficiency programs pursuant to RSA 125-O23, III. The bill would not change the total revenue received by the State which is estimated at $14 million for FY 2020 assuming an average allowance price of $4.75. The DES and PUC provide the following:
Public Utilities Commission and Department of Environmental Services
|Feb. 6, 2019||House||Hearing|
|March 6, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 19, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
|April 9, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|May 15, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|June 27, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|June 27, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|June 27, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
Sept. 18, 2019: Veto Sustained 09/18/2019: RC 221-157 Lacking Necessary Two-Thirds Vote HJ 21 P. 43
Aug. 16, 2019: Vetoed by Governor Sununu 08/16/2019
June 27, 2019: Enrolled 06/27/2019 HJ 20 P. 59
June 27, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 06/27/2019); SJ 21
June 27, 2019: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2019-2660e: AA VV 06/27/2019 HJ 20 P. 57
June 27, 2019: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2019-2660e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 06/27/2019); SJ 21
June 27, 2019: Conference Committee Report 2555c: Adopted, VV 06/27/2019 HJ 20 P. 48
June 27, 2019: Conference Committee Report # 2019-2555c; RC 14Y-10N, Adopted; 06/27/2019; SJ 21
June 27, 2019: Removed from Consent (Rep. Warden) 06/27/2019 HJ 20 P. 31
June 27, 2019: Conference Committee Report Filed, # 2019-2555c; 06/27/2019
: Conferee Change; Senator Watters Replaces Senator Bradley; SJ 21
June 18, 2019: Conference Committee Meeting: 06/18/2019 12:00 pm LOB 304
June 6, 2019: President Appoints: Senators Fuller Clark, Feltes, Bradley; (In Recess 06/06/2019); SJ 20
June 6, 2019: Sen. Fuller Clark Accedes to House Request for Committee of Conference, MA, VV; (In recess 06/06/2019); SJ 20
June 6, 2019: Speaker Appoints: Reps. Backus, Saunderson, McWilliams, Mann 06/06/2019 HJ 18 P. 41
June 6, 2019: House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 2019-1892s and 2019-1987s and Requests CofC (Rep. Backus): MA VV 06/06/2019 HJ 18 P. 41
May 15, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendments 2019-1892s, and 2019-1987s, RC 14Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019: Sen. Feltes Floor Amendment # 2019-1987s, AA, VV; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019: Committee Amendment # 2019-1892s, AA, VV; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1892s, 05/15/2019; SC 22
April 9, 2019: Hearing: 04/09/2019, Room 103, SH, 09:00 am; SC 17
March 28, 2019: Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 12
March 20, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0795h: MA RC 215-133 03/20/2019 HJ 11 P. 33
March 20, 2019: Amendment # 2019-0795h: AA VV 03/20/2019 HJ 11 P. 33
: Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0795h (Vote 11-8; RC)
March 19, 2019: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0795h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 16 P. 34
March 6, 2019: Executive Session: 03/06/2019 10:30 am LOB 304
Feb. 6, 2019: Public Hearing: 02/06/2019 02:00 pm LOB 304
Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 3 P. 21