HB1519 (2020) Detail

Establishing a committee to study class IV resources under the renewable portfolio standard.


HB 1519 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2457

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1519

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study class IV resources under the renewable portfolio standard.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26; Rep. Lang, Belk. 4; Rep. Costable, Rock. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2457

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study class IV resources under the renewable portfolio standard.

 

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

 

1 ?Committee Established. ?There is established a committee to study class IV resources under the renewable portfolio standard.

2  ?Membership and Compensation.

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.

3  Duties. ?The committee shall study:

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.

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

Links

HB1519 at GenCourtMobile
HB1519 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1519 Revision: 7150 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:48 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
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
June 16, 2020 Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8
June 16, 2020 No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8