SB 141
Requires the Public Service Commission to create a renewable natural gas program
LR Number:
Last Action:
4/14/2021 - Hearing Conducted H Judiciary
Journal Page:
SS SB 141
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SS/SB 141 - This act creates provision relating to types of energy.


Under this act, no political subdivision shall adopt an ordinance, resolution, regulation, code or policy that prohibits, or has the effect of prohibiting, the connection or reconnection of a utility service based upon the type or source of energy to be delivered to an individual customer.

This provision is identical to SB 230 (2021).


This act requires the Public Service Commission to adopt rules for gas corporations to offer a voluntary renewable natural gas program. The Commission shall establish reporting requirements and a process for gas corporations to fully recover incurred costs that are prudent, just, and reasonable associated with a renewable natural gas program. Such recovery shall not be permitted until the project is operational.

Any costs incurred by a gas corporation that are prudent, just, and reasonable shall be recovered by means of an automatic adjustment clause.

An affiliate of a gas corporation shall not be prohibited from making a capital investment in a biogas production project if the affiliate is not a public utility as defined in statute.

This provision is substantially similar to HCS/HB 892 (2021).