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HB537

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HB 537/FN (BR 1419) - R. Adkins

     AN ACT relating to implementation of the state's comprehensive energy strategy.
     Establish a Renewable and Efficiency Portfolio Standard and set goals; create Energy Education workgroup; create Alternative Transportation Fuel Standard with goals for use of non-traditional fuels; create carbon management legal issues study group; amend KRS 141.422 to increase cellulosic ethanol tax credit cap from $5 million to $10 million and add algae-derived fuel to definition of 'biodiesel'; amend KRS 141.423 to provide higher tax credit for biodiesel produced from algae than from other feedstocks; amend KRS 141.4244 to increase tax credit for cellulosic ethanol from $1 to $2 per gallon; amend KRS 141.4248 to apportion excess ethanol tax credit; amend KRS 152.715 and 154.27-020 to make projects extracting crude oil from oil shale or tar sands eligible for tax credits currently available to alternative transportation fuel projects.

HB 537 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS/FN - Retain most original provisions; restore existing annual cellulosic ethanol tax credit cap in KRS 141.422; delete section amending KRS 141.4244 raising the credit rate on cellulosic ethanol; add effective date for remaining tax sections.

     SCS/FN - Retain original provisions of HB 537/GA; attach provisions of SB 138/HCS; attach provisions of SJR 67/GA; attach provisions of SB 13/GA; attach provision to require the Public Service Commission to determine the impact of wastes on low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities prior to issuing a certificate of need; make technical corrections.

     SCA (1, T. Jensen) - Retain original provisions except section amending KRS 141.4248, relating to ethanol tax credits, which is restored to existing language; add Commissioner of Agriculture to Energy Education Workgroup; revise matters which shall be addressed by the carbon management legal issues study group; make technical corrections.

     SCA (2/Title, R. Stivers II) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (1, R. Stivers II) - Retain original provisions except delete section amending KRS 141.4248, relating to ethanol tax credits, add Commissioner of Agriculture to Energy Education Workgroup; revise matters which shall be addressed by the carbon management legal issues study group; make technical corrections.

     SFA (2, B. Leeper) - Attach provisions of SB 13/GA to HB 537/GA.

     SFA (3/Title, B. Leeper) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 23-introduced in House
     Feb 24-to Tourism Development & Energy (H)
     Feb 25-posting waived; posted in committee
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 2, 2009
     Mar 2-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 3-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Natural Resources and Energy (S)
     Mar 9-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Natural Resources and Energy (S); reported favorably, to Calendar as a Consent Bill; floor amendments (1) (2) and (3-title) filed
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 13-returned to Natural Resources and Energy (S); reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1) and (2-title) ; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for; floor amendments (1) (2) and (3-title) withdrawn ; 3rd reading, passed 37-1 with Committee Substitute, committee amendments (1) and (2-title) ; received in House

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