SB78 (2021) Detail

Relative to continually appropriating the renewable energy fund to the public utilities commission.


SB 78-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

02/04/2021   0135s

2021 SESSION

21-0868

10/06

 

SENATE BILL 78-FN

 

AN ACT relative to continually appropriating the renewable energy fund to the public utilities commission.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Bradley, Dist 3

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that moneys in the renewable energy fund shall be continually appropriated to the public utilities commission for the programs and expenditures funded from the fund.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/04/2021   0135s 21-0868

10/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to continually appropriating the renewable energy fund to the public utilities commission.

 

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

 

1  Renewable Energy Fund; Continual Appropriation.  Amend RSA 362-F:10, I to read as follows:

I. There is hereby established a renewable energy fund. This nonlapsing special fund shall be [nonlapsing] 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 payments to be made under this section shall be deposited in the fund. Any remaining moneys paid into the fund under paragraph II of this section, excluding class II moneys, shall be used by the commission to support thermal and electrical renewable energy initiatives. Class II moneys shall primarily be used to support solar energy technologies in New Hampshire. All initiatives supported out of these funds shall be subject to audit by the commission as deemed necessary. All fund moneys including those from class II may be used to administer this chapter, but all new employee positions shall be approved by the fiscal committee of the general court. No new employees shall be hired by the commission due to the inclusion of useful thermal energy in class I production.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.

 

LBA

21-0868

1/20/21

 

SB 78-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to continually appropriating the renewable energy fund to the public utilities commission.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant is unable to complete a fiscal note for this bill, as introduced, as it is awaiting information from the Public Utilities Commission.  When completed, the fiscal note will be forwarded to the Senate Clerk's Office.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Public Utilities Commission

 

 

Links

SB78 at GenCourtMobile
SB78 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 26, 2021 Senate Hearing
Feb. 4, 2021 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB78 Revision: 32080 Date: Feb. 4, 2021, 1:20 p.m.
SB78 Revision: 32013 Date: Jan. 20, 2021, 2:44 p.m.

Docket


Feb. 4, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0135s, RC 23Y-1N, MA; OT3rdg; 02/04/2021; SJ 3


Feb. 4, 2021: Committee Amendment # 2021-0135s, RC 23Y-1N, AA; 02/04/2021; SJ 3


Feb. 4, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0135s, 02/04/2021; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 9


Jan. 26, 2021: Remote Hearing: 01/26/2021, 01:00 pm; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 8


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced 01/06/2021 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 3