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2006 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 2104 (PDF) - A recommendation of the Kansas Energy Council in 2005 and 2006 - 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 Such an amendment would follow the language of the former K.S.A. 84-9-319 which was repealed in 2000.
Originally introduced on Jan. 20, 2005. Passed House 123-0, on Feb. 23, 2005. Referred to Senate Judiciary committee on Feb. 24, 2005. Passed Senate 40-0 as amended, March 15, 2006.

House Bill 2589 (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. Introduced on Jan. 11 and referred to the Utilities committee on Jan. 12. A hearing was held Jan. 24.

House Bill 2636 (PDF) - An ACT concerning the creation of municipal renewable energy cooperatives; providing for generation and purchase of renewable energy; authorizing certain sales of such energy.
Introduced Jan. 18 by the House Utilities committee. (by request of Select Joint Committee on Energy); First hearing held Jan. 26.

House Bill 2637 (PDF) - An ACT concerning income tax credits for home energy efficiency improvements.
Introduced Jan. 18 by the House Utilities committee. (by request of Select Joint Committee on Energy). Referred separately to Utilities and Taxation committees.

House Bill 2642 (PDF) - An ACT concerning energy; enacting the Kansas energy policy act; establishing the energy policy advisory group and prescribing the powers and duties thereof; amending K.S.A. 74-616 and repealing the existing section.
Introduced on Jan. 18 by the House Environment committee (by request of Select Joint Committee on Energy) and later referred to House Utilities committee. Passed Utilities committee as amended on Feb. 13. Bill failed to pass House 64-61, Feb. 23.

House Bill 2644 (PDF) - An ACT concerning the disclosure of thermal efficiency for new residential structures; when; amending K.S.A. 2005 Supp. 66-1228 and repealing the existing section.
Introduced Jan. 18 by the House Utilities committee. (by request of Select Joint Committee on Energy); first hearing held Jan. 30.

House Bill 2657 (PDF) - An ACT concerning certain public utilities; relating to energy efficiency and conservation programs for certain customers; providing for recovery of certain amounts therefor.
Introduced on Jan. 19 by the House Utilities committee. Passed Utilities committee as amended on Feb. 13. Bill failed to pass the House, 65-42, on Feb. 16.

House Bill 2723 (PDF) - An ACT concerning a Tax credit for electric public utility for certain amounts related to sale of renewable energy to the federal government.
Introduced on Jan. 25 by the House Utilities committee. Referred separately to Taxation committee on Jan. 26. Hearing scheduled for Feb. 9. A substitute bill was introduced and moved to Utilities committee on March 21.

House Bill 2673 (PDF) - An ACT requiring certain information be provided to oil and gas royalty interest owners regarding royalty payments.
Introduced by the Utilities committee. Passed House and Senate. Signed into law by Governor on March 1, 2006

House Bill 2756 (PDF) - An ACT concerning the Kansas storage tank act, reimbursement for upgrades and closures.
Introduced on Jan. 27 by the House Environment committee. Passed Environment committee as amended on Feb. 20. Passed House 123-1, as amended on Feb. 23.Passed Senate 37-2 on March 16. Signed into law by Governor on March 28.

House Bill 2757 (PDF) - An ACT requiring notification of oil and gas spills to landowners. Introduced by the Environment committee on Jan. 27. Passed committee and House, 124-0. Referred to Senate Natural Resources committee Feb. 23 with hearing set for March 3.Passed Senate 40-0 on March 9. Signed into law by Governor on March 21.

House Bill 2904 (PDF) - An ACT concerning Electric generation facilities; tax credits and exemptions; KDFA bonds; safety requirements.
Introduced on Feb. 14 by the House Utilities committee. Referred separately to Taxation committee on Feb. 15. Passed as amended by Taxation Committee on March 20.  Referred to Utilities Committee.

House Bill 2932 (PDF) - An ACT concerning Jurisdiction of the state corporation commission over certain utilities.
Introduced on Feb. 14 by the Rep. Kuether. Referred to Utilities committee on Feb. 15. Passed Utilities committee as amended on Feb. 21. Removed from House calendar and moved to Federal and State Affairs committee on Feb. 24.

Senate Bill 361 (PDF) - An ACT amending the Kansas air quality act.. Would likely relate to the construction of new coal-fired power plants and would shorten the appeals process for the Sunflower Electric power plant additions. Introduced on Jan. 12 and referred to the Judiciary committee on Jan. 13. Hearing on Feb. 7. Passed Senate 31-9 as amended on Feb. 23.Passed House 117-7 on March 23. Presented to Governor.

Senate Bill 362 (PDF) - An ACT concerning solid waste and relating to solid waste disposal areas. This would include the disposal of fly ash and other waste from coal-fired and other combustion-dependent power plants. Introduced on Jan. 12 and referred to the Natural Resources committee on Jan. 13. A hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 19.Bill passed committee as amended on Jan. 26.
Passed Senate 39-1 as amended.  Referred to House Environment committee on Feb. 6. Hearing on March 2. Passed House 123-0 as amended on March 21. Signed into law by Governor on March 29.

Senate Bill 385 (PDF) - A recommendation of the Kansas Energy Council - an ACT to Legalize negotiations of payments in lieu of taxes (PILTs) between wind developers and counties after permitting has been granted in zoned counties. Furthermore, the Council recommends the Attorney General or other legal counsel be asked for legal clarification on when and how such negotiations can take place in counties without zoning regulations and in unzoned counties that have zoned cities or communities.
Introduced on Jan. 18 and referred to Assessment and Taxation committee.

Senate Bill 388 (PDF) - An ACT establishing the Kansas qualified biodiesel fuel producer incentive fund; amending K.S.A. 2005 Supp. 79-3425 and repealing the existing section;
Introduced on Jan. 18 and referred to the Agriculture committee. Hearing scheduled for Jan. 31. Passed Ag. committee as amended on Feb. 8. Passed Senate 39-0 as amended on Feb. 16. Passed House as amended, 100-24, on March 23. Has not yet passed the joint committee (3/29).

Senate Bill 393 (PDF) - An ACT concerning Tax exemptions and credits for production of biodiesel fuel.
Introduced on Jan. 18 (by request of the Joint Select Committee on Energy). Currently (2/23) referred separately to the Agriculture committee and Assessment and Taxation committee.

Senate Bill 414 (PDF) - An ACT of the Senate Utilities Committee enacting the gas safety and reliability policy act.
Introduced on Jan. 19 and referred to the Utilities committee. Passed Utilities committee as amended, Jan. 20.
Passed Senate 24-16 as amended on Feb. 23.  Passed House 125-0 as amended on March 24. Senate concurred. Presented to Governor.

Senate Bill 534 (PDF) - An ACT concerning Windpower electric generation facilities, relating to standards for operation.
Introduced on Feb. 9 and referred to the Utilities committee.

Senate Bill 544 (PDF) - An ACT concerning Motor-vehicle fuel taxation, rates, ethanol blends.
Introduced on Feb. 10 by the Agriculture committee. Passed committee as amended on Feb. 16. Passed Senate 40-0 as amended 40-0 on Feb. 22. Passed House Transportation Committee as amended on March 20. Passed House 118-6, as amended on March 23. Concurred by Senate 39-0.

2005 KEC Legislative Recommendations



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