SB 169 (BR 1982) - R. Roeding, K. Stine, J. Westwood
AN ACT relating to vehicle emisions.
Amend KRS 224.20-720 to require government registered vehicles to be VET tested biennially rather than yearly.
SB 169 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1, J. Draud) - Create a new section of KRS 278 to prohibit the construction of a merchant power plant except in accordance with local zoning; prohibit the construction of a merchant power plant exhaust stack within 2000 feet of specified development.
HFA (2/Title, J. Draud) - Make title change.
HFA (3, K. Upchurch) - Amend SB 169/GA to add a section designating the Act the Thomas J. Burch Hot Air Act of 2002.
HFA (4, J. Draud) - Create new section of KRS Chapter 278 to establish definitions for "board", "merchant plant", "person", "commence to construct", "nonregulated transmission line", "residential neighborhood", "qualifying cogeneration facility" and "waste coal"; establish 7-member Kentucky Board on Electric Generation and Transmission Siting; provide for two members of the board to be ad hoc public members appointed by the Governor from the county where the facility is proposed to be located; establish terms of service, staffing, powers and procedures of the board; prohibit a person from commencing to construct a merchant plant without applying for and obtaining approval from the board; permit replacement of facility without requiring board approval; establish setbacks of 1,000 feet from the property boundary and 2,000 feet from any residential neighborhood, school, hospital or nursing home unless the facility is located on a riverport or if the facility utilizes waste coal or 50% coal subject to coal severance tax as the primary fuel stock; establish separate setbacks of 500 feet from any occupied residential structure, residential neighborhood, school, hospital, or nursing home facility for a facility locating on a riverport; establish separate setback of 2,000 feet from any residential neighborhood, school, hospital, or nursing home facility for a facility that is locating on site of a former coal processing facility or preparation plant located in the Commonwealth that uses waste coal or at least 50% coal subject to coal severance tax as its principal fuel stock; permit the board to grant a waiver of setback requirements except for those established by a planning and zoning commission; permit a planning and zoning commission to establish setbacks more stringent than the aforementioned; specify the content and filing requirements for an application to construct a merchant plant; establish public hearing requirements; permit expedited review and favorable consideration for merchant plants that utilize clean coal technology, waste coal, 50% coal subject to coal severance or are qualifying cogeneration facilities; require the board to approve transfer of board authorization of a merchant plant; permit the board to require a supplemental filing fee; permit the board to hold a public hearing; provide that an applicant that has held at least 3 public hearings is not required to hold a public hearing for siting purposes; specify the procedures for holding a public hearing and for intervention; require appeal of a board decision to be to the Circuit Court of the county where the facility is proposed to be located; provide the content and filing requirements for an application to construct a nonregulated electric transmission line; establish a "Siting Fund" in the Public Service Commission; prohibit a utility from commencing to construct a facility to provide retail electric power to its customers unless the facility obtains siting approval from the Public Service Commission; provide that a cooperative which has obtain a certificate of convenience and necessity prior to April 15, 2002, not be required to obtain siting approval; provide the contents and filing requirement for a utility to construct a facility; specify criteria by which the commission shall make a decision on the application; require the Public Service Commission to review and approve any interconnection agreement between a merchant and a utility; prohibit utilities from curtailing retail customers of the Commonwealth before wholesale facilities with interruptable tariffs or merchant plants; require the Public Service Commission to approve asset transfers of $50,000 or more; require a person commencing to construct a facility to be used for the generation of electricity to submit a cumulative environmental assessment to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet; repeal KRS 278.025; declare an emergency.
HFA (5/Title, J. Draud) - Change title to read "AN ACT relating to environmental protection and declaring an emergency."
HFA (6, G. Lindsay) - Specify that provisions of the Act do not apply to a municipally-owned utility which is not a merchant plan or which is an electric generating plant proposed to be built out of the owning county after the effective date of the Act.
Feb 4-introduced in Senate
Feb 6-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
Feb 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Feb 15-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 19-moved from Consent; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 21, 2002
Feb 21-3rd reading, passed 36-0
Feb 22-received in House
Feb 25-to Local Government (H)
Mar 4-posted in committee
Mar 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 8-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 18, 2002
Mar 28-floor amendments (1) (2-title) and (3) filed
Apr 1-floor amendments (4) (5-title) to the bill and (6) filed to HFA4