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SB 640: Local Government Energy Zones


Local Government Energy Zones; Authorizing a local government to create an energy zone by ordinance; allowing a producer of renewable energy to produce and sell energy within the boundaries of the energy zone; requiring that the producer or new customer of renewable energy be offered an interruptible rate from the utility; authorizing retail sales by any producer of renewable energy within an energy zone; requiring the Public Service Commission to adopt rules to govern sales by producers of renewable energy within the local government energy zone; redefining the term “public utility” to exempt producers and sellers of renewable energy from economic regulation by the Public Service Commission, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  3. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/21/2011 Senate • Filed
11/16/2011 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Budget -SJ 55
12/21/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 01/12/12, 8:00 am, 412 Knott Building
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 55
1/12/2012 Senate • Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 135
• Now in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities -SJ 135
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities