00RS HB806


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HB 806 (BR 1414) - J. Gooch, J. Arnold Jr., S. Alexander, H. Anderson, B. Ausmus, III, E. Ballard, I. Branham, P. Childers, P. Clark, C. Ratliff, J. Vincent, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to the development and use of natural resources.
     Amend KRS 154.22-010 to add a definition for "electric generation"; include construction of an electric generation facility under the definition for economic development; include electric generation under the definition for "eligible company"; amend KRS 154.22-020 and KRS 154.28-015 to include electric generation in the type of entities listed that the General Assembly would like to locate in qualified counties; amend KRS 154.22-040 to certify every coal producing county as a qualified county when reviewing projects that involve new construction of electric generation facilities and define "coal producing county"; make changes to conform; amend KRS 154.22-090 to conform section numbering; amend KRS 154.28-010 to include a definition for electric generation and make conforming changes to subsection numbering; include construction of an electric generation plant in a coal producing county in the definition of economic development projects and define coal producing county; amend KRS 154.28-080 to make changes to conform; amend KRS 154.28-090 and KRS 154.28-120 to make conforming changes to subsection numbering; amend KRS 139.170 to provide a new and expanding industry sales tax exemption for manufacturing machinery and equipment to combust coal or any gas or liquid derived from coal for the purpose of generating electricity; amend KRS 139.480 to provide an exemption for limestone use to abate sulfur dioxide when generating electricity and chemical and industrial machinery to control environmental emissions when generating electricity; and include definition for "industrial machinery"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 224 to direct the secretary of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet to facilitate the permitting of coal-fired electric generation plants in the Commonwealth by developing procedures for one-stop shopping for environmental permits.


     HCS - Amend the definition of electric generation in Section 1 and in Section 5 to set the amount of coal required to be burned at 50%.
     SCA (1, E. Harris) - Delete Section 10 which would include in the definition of "machinery for new and expanded industry" in KRS 139.170, machinery and equipment to combust coal; delete Section 11 which would exempt from the sales and use tax provisions as set out in KRS 139.480 certain limestone, chemicals, and machinery used to control emissions in the generation of electricity.

     Feb 23-introduced in House
     Feb 24-to Natural Resources and Environment (H); posted in committee
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 6-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 7, 2000
     Mar 7-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 8-received in Senate
     Mar 10-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 17-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 22-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 23, 2000
     Mar 23-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 24-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate committee amendment (1)
     Mar 28-House concurred in Senate committee amendment (1) ; passed 91-0
     Mar 29-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 5-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 321)

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