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2005 Energy-related Bills Status

To track the history of a bill, go to the Kansas Legislature web-site and enter the bill number under Track a Bill in the right column.

House Bill 2048 (PDF) - An ACT that will require state agencies to purchase a percentage of their electricity from renewable resources or technologies. Referred to House Utilities committee in January.

House Bill 2084 (PDF) - An ACT concerning certain public utilities; relating to energy efficiency and conservation programs. Passed by House as amended, 94-26, on Feb. 17, introduced to Senate and referred to Sen. Utilities Committee on Feb. 22. Hearing will be continued for March 7.

House Bill 2104 (PDF) - A recommendation of the Kansas Energy Council - amend Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code to restore a priority creditor status for sellers of oil and gas production when a purchaser is in bankruptcy. Such an amendment would follow the language of the former K.S.A. 84-9-319 which was repealed in 2000.
Introduced on Jan. 20. Passed by House, 123-0, on Feb. 23. Referred to Senate Judiciary committee on Feb. 24. Hearing scheduled in Senate Judiciary committee on March 3, 2005.

House Bill 2240 (PDF) - An ACT relating to energy efficiency and conservation programs for certain public utility customers; providing for recovery of certain amounts. Referred to House Utilities committee on Feb. 2.

House Bill 2263 (PDF) - An ACT concerning the transmission of electricity, enacting the Kansas electric transmission authority. Passed by House as amended, 98-25, on Feb. 24. Passed by Senate 37-2. Signed into law by Governor, April 18, 2005.

House Bill 2460 (PDF) - An ACT that will require state-wide standards for siting large wind farms; requires following KREWG Wind Farm Siting Guidelines.

Senate Bill 56 (PDF) - An ACT to remove mandatory labeling for 10% ethanol mixtures at the gas pump. Rescind Subsection b of Kansas Statute No. 79-3408, which currently requires that retail gasoline pumps with ethanol blends be labeled.
Introduced on Jan. 19, 2005. Passed by Senate on Feb. 22, 29-10.  Passed by House on March 23, 110-13. Signed into law by Governor on April 4, 2005

Senate Bill 70 (PDF) - An ACT creating the Kansas petroleum education and marketing act. Passed by Senate 30-10 on Feb. 17. Referred to House Utilities Committee on Feb. 21.

Senate Bill 93 (PDF) - An ACT concerning eminent domain of wind energy projects. Bill passed Senate Utilities Committee on Feb. 17.Referred to House utilities committee on Feb. 25 with a hearing scheduled for March 9.

Senate Bill 192 (PDF) - An ACT concerning property taxation; relating to exemptions; renewable energy resources or technology. Passed by Senate as  amended, 39-0 on Feb. 24. Passed House 109-14. Signed into law by Governor, April 8, 2005.

Senate Bill 251 (PDF) - An ACT to adopt a $0.005/kwh production tax credit for new renewable energy facilities or expansions of existing facilities, including wind, hydro, solar, and biomass. This credit should be for the first 10 years of the facilities’ operation, be tradable to allow benefit to non-taxable entities, and designed in such a way that it is transparent who claims these and how much they claim.
Introduced on Feb. 10 and referred to Assessment and Taxation committee, Feb. 11.

Senate Bill 280 (PDF) - An ACT concerning income taxation; relating to credits; renewable energy facilities and community wind energy facilities. Referred to Assessment and Taxation Committee Feb. 24.

Senate Bill 284 (PDF) - An ACT to authorize the Kansas Development Finance Authority (KDFA) to offer bonds to finance Kansas energy projects. Introduced as Senate Bill 284 on March 1, and referred to the Ways and Means committee on March 2. Withdrawn from Ways and Means Committee and referred to Commerce committee on March 9. Hearing set for March 25, 2005.



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