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HB 388/LM (BR 1466) - J. Gooch Jr., T. Couch, M. Dossett, C. Embry Jr., S. Miles, R. Quarles, D. St. Onge, F. Steele, R. Webber, J. York

     AN ACT relating to best system emission reduction for existing electric generating units.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 224 to establish criteria by which the Energy and Environment Cabinet can establish performance standards for the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units; establish different criteria for coal-fired electric generating units and natural gas-fired electric generating units; allow performance standards to be adjusted on a case-by-case basis; require that any state plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions be issued under Section 111(d) of the federal Clean Air Act; direct the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to establish standards in a state plan; prohibit development or proposing of a state plan to the United States Environmental Protection Agency unless the plan is consistent with Sections 1 to 7 of this Act and is prepared in consultation with the Kentucky PSC; declare that any plan or performance standard has no legal effect if the United States Environmental Protection Agency does not issue federal rules or guidelines for regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing electric generating units or if the rules are withdrawn or invalidated by a court of competent jurisdiction.

     Feb 13-introduced in House
     Feb 18-to Natural Resources & Environment (H); posted in committee
     Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 26, 2014
     Feb 26-3rd reading, passed 99-0
     Feb 27-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 18-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 19, 2014
     Mar 19-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 20-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Mar 21-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 2-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 18)

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