HB1261 (2020) Detail

Relative to the energy consumption reduction goal.


HB 1261 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2622

06/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1261

 

AN ACT relative to the energy consumption reduction goal.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Harrington, Straf. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill changes the focus of the New Hampshire's energy consumption reduction goal to greenhouse gas emissions, rather than fossil fuels.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2622

06/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the energy consumption reduction goal.

 

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

 

1  Findings.  The general court finds that:

I.  Greenhouse gas emissions are the primary driver of global climate change.

II.  Not all fossil fuel sources emit greenhouse gases at the same rate and therefore contribute to climate change at different rates and should be measured accordingly.

III.  The state should prioritize investments in renewable energy at state facilities to decrease greenhouse gas emissions most effectively.

2  Energy Consumption Reduction Goal; Reports.  Amend RSA 21-I:14-c, I to read as follows:

I.  Each state department shall identify cost-effective measures to reduce [fossil fuel consumption] greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2025 in state buildings, on a square foot basis, compared to a 2005 baseline.  Implementation of any measures shall be subject to the appropriate budgetary process and approval.  Cost effectiveness for the purposes of this section shall mean a return on investment based on energy savings and reduced operational costs within the expected lifetime of the measure.

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

Links

HB1261 at GenCourtMobile
HB1261 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 14, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 23, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1261 Revision: 6910 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 1:29 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 1 P. 15
Jan. 14, 2020 ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 01/14/2020 10:45 am LOB 304
Jan. 23, 2020 ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 01/23/2020 02:45 pm LOB 304
Feb. 5, 2020 Executive Session: 02/05/2020 10:00 am LOB 304
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-8; RC)
March 11, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/11/2020 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 10 P. 70
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
March 12, 2020 Lay on Table (Rep. Ley): MA VV 03/12/2020 HJ 8 P. 179
Died on Table