HB 1519 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1519
SPONSORS: Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26; Rep. Lang, Belk. 4; Rep. Costable, Rock. 3
COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy
This bill establishes a study committee to study Class IV resources under the renewable portfolio standard based on recommendations from the Renewable Portfolio Standard 2018 Review conducted by the public utilities commission.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:
(a) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(b) ?One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.
II. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.
I. Implications of adding new Class IV eligible facilities by increasing the generation capacity limit for the “fish passage exemption” for the smaller Class IV facilities from 1 megawatt to 2 megawatts or 5 megawatts;
II. The impact of adjusting the fish ladder requirements for facilities with a nameplate capacity of 5 megawatts or less to be consistent with requirements set by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
III. Whether other revenue sources are appropriate, recognizing the significance of dams in the flood control management of our state's waterways.
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 house 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.
5 ?Report. ?The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2020.
|Jan. 16, 2020||House||Hearing|
|March 3, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 11, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 1 P. 25|
|Jan. 16, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/16/2020 11:15 am LOB 304|
|March 3, 2020||Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:00 am LOB 304|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 17-1; CC)|
|March 11, 2020||Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/11/2020 (Vote 17-1; CC) HC 10 P. 29|
|March 11, 2020||Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/11/2020|