HB 1671 Natural gas utilities; qualified projects, investments in eligible infrastructure.
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Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (all summaries)

Qualified projects of natural gas utilities. Exempts any natural gas utility serving fewer than 2,000 residential customers and fewer than 350 commercial and industrial customers in the year in which the utility makes an investment for qualifying projects from the provision that limits the amount of investment that a natural gas utility may make in qualifying projects to one percent of its net plant investment that was used in establishing base rates in its most recent rate case. The existing exemption to the one percent cap was enacted in 2013 and applies to any natural gas utility serving fewer than 1,000 residential customers and fewer than 250 commercial and industrial customers in such year. Legislation enacted in 2012 established a mechanism for natural gas utilities to recover the eligible infrastructure development costs of a qualifying project through future rates. A qualifying project is an economic development project for which, among other things, the utility has received a binding commitment from the developer or occupant of the proposed project regarding capacity or a financial guaranty from the developer or state or local government in the amount of at least 50 percent of the estimated investment to be made in the proposed project. This bill is identical to SB 1289.

Full text:
01/05/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102752D  pdf | impact statement
01/23/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17102752D-E  pdf | impact statement
02/20/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1671ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/05/17  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1671ER2)  pdf
04/05/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0780)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/05/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102752D
01/05/17  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/17  House: Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (20-Y 0-N)
01/19/17  House: Read first time
01/20/17  House: Passed by for the day
01/23/17  House: Read second time
01/23/17  House: Committee amendment agreed to
01/23/17  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB1671E
01/23/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17102752D-E
01/24/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/24/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
01/25/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/17  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Read third time
02/16/17  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  House: Enrolled
02/20/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1671ER)
02/20/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/21/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/21/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/03/17  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/17  House: Placed on Calendar
04/05/17  House: House concurred in Governor's recommendation (100-Y 0-N)
04/05/17  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)
04/05/17  Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/05/17  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/05/17  House: Reenrolled
04/05/17  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1671ER2)
04/05/17  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/05/17  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/05/17  House: Enacted, Chapter 780 (effective 7/1/17)
04/05/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0780)