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HB100/FN (BR379) - J. Kay, J. Gooch Jr., R. Meeks, J. Richards

     AN ACT relating to energy project assessment districts or EPAD.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 65 to allow local governments to establish energy project assessment district programs in order to advance the efficient use of energy and water resources by allowing for energy projects to be financed by assessments imposed on only those properties participating in a program; define terms; establish the basic required parameters of a program; allow local governments to impose assessments on participating properties and provide the terms for the collection of the assessments, including the grant of senior tax lien status therefor; allow local governments to issue bonds to finance a program; prohibit a local government from imposing an assessment on property under a program except upon the request of the owner of record; provide that no provision of this Act shall be interpreted to expand the statutory powers of eminent domain belonging to a local government, state agency, or private entity; provide that a local government may only engage financing to administer a program from certain financial institutions; declare short title of the Act.


     HCS1 - Retain original provisions; add prohibition against use of eminent domain; permit other local departments to collect and distribute the assessment.
     SCS1 - Retain original provisions; clarify definition of "energy improvement"; provide that no provision of this Act shall contravene certain local ordinances; provide that financial institutions shall have a physical presence in Kentucky; allow that property assessments may be used to repay the owner's costs of upgrades to an electrical or gas distribution system necessary to accommodate the energy improvement.

     Dec 12, 2014 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
     Jan 06, 2015 - introduced in House; to Tourism Development & Energy (H)
     Feb 03, 2015 - posted in committee
     Feb 05, 2015 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 06, 2015 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 9, 2015
     Feb 09, 2015 - 3rd reading, passed 66-32 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 10, 2015 - received in Senate
     Feb 12, 2015 - to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 04, 2015 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 09, 2015 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10, 2015 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 10, 2015; passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day
     Mar 11, 2015 - 3rd reading, passed 35-1 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; Bill passed 85-13; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 23, 2015 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 54)