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HCR 168 (BR 1356) - J. Gooch Jr., R. Heath, S. Miles, R. Quarles, D. Schamore, J. Shell, J. York

     Direct the Legislative Research Commission to create the Federal Environmental Regulation Impact Assessment Task Force; provide that the purpose of the task force shall be to study the potential effect of federal environmental regulations on the affordability and reliability of electricity generation in the Commonwealth; establish the membership of the task force; require the task force to meet at least three times before the submission of its findings and recommendations; require the task force to submit its findings and recommendations to the Legislative Research Commission by December 4, 2015; allow a majority of members appointed to the task force to vote to recommend to the Legislative Research Commission that an outside entity complete an analysis or study on behalf of the task force; provide that the Legislative Research Commission has authority to alternatively assign the issues identified by the Resolution to an interim joint committee or subcommittee.

HCR 168 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS (1) - Retain original provisions; remove the director of the Kentucky Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program from the membership of the task force; add the executive director of Community Action Kentucky, the Kentucky state director of the American Association of Retired Persons, the Kentucky state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, and a representative of a primary aluminum producer with operations in Kentucky to the membership of the task force; change the submission date of the findings and recommendations of the task force to the Legislative Research Commission to December 31, 2016.
     SCS (2) - Retain original provisions; remove the director of the Kentucky Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program from the membership of the task force; add the executive director of Community Action Kentucky, the Kentucky state director of the American Association of Retired Persons, and the Kentucky state director of the National Federation of Independent Business to the membership of the task force; change the submission date of the findings and recommendations of the task force to the Legislative Research Commission to December 31, 2016; add provisions urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to require the United States Environmental Protection Agency to appear before a congressional committee to discuss any proposed rule or regulation and to require the committee's approval before any rule or regulation can take effect.
     SFA (1, J. Carpenter) - Urge the United States Congress to pass legislation to require the United States Environmental Protection Agency to appear before a congressional committee to discuss any proposed rule or regulation and to require the committee's approval before the rule or regulation can take effect.

     Feb 23-introduced in House
     Feb 24-to Tourism Development & Energy (H); posted in committee; posting waived
     Feb 25-posting waived
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 2, 2015
     Mar 2-3rd reading, adopted 89-0; received in Senate
     Mar 3-to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10-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-passed over and retained in the Consent Orders of the Day; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 23-recommitted to Natural Resources & Energy (S); reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (2) as a Consent Bill
     Mar 24-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 24, 2015; 3rd reading; Committee Substitute withdrawn; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute (2) ; received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitutes and (2), floor amendment (1) ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (2) ; adopted 93-6
     Mar 25-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 30-signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 79)

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