SB 141
Requires the Public Service Commission to create a renewable natural gas program
Sponsor:
LR Number:
1070S.02P
Last Action:
4/14/2021 - Hearing Conducted H Judiciary
Journal Page:
Title:
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.

ENERGY CONNECTIONS:

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).

RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS:

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).

JAMIE ANDREWS