House Bill 505

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/18/20: to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
Title AN ACT relating to solar electric generating facilities.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1234
Sponsor J. Blanton
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 278 to require that solar electric generating facilities with rated capacities of 5 megawatts or greater be built at least 100 feet from adjoining residential properties; allow local planning units to establish superseding setback requirements.
Index Headings of Original Version Energy - Solar electric generating facilities, setback requirements, residential properties
Land Use - Solar electric generating facilities, setback requirements, residential properties
Planning and Zoning - Solar electric generating facilities, setback requirements, residential properties
Property - Solar electric generating facilities, setback requirements, residential properties
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/27/20
  • introduced in House
03/02/20
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (H)
03/03/20
  • posted in committee
03/05/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/06/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/11/20
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 12, 2020
03/12/20
  • 3rd reading, passed 89-7 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (1)
03/17/20
  • received in Senate
03/18/20
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (S)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; except require the setback distance to be measured from the closest electric module or solar panel to the nearest adjoining residential property line; do not require a setback distance between properties if a solar electric generating facility lies across their boundary lines.
Index Headings Energy - Solar electric generating facilities, setback requirements, distance measurement
Energy - Solar electric generating facilities, setback requirements, multiple properties exception
Land Use - Solar electric generating facilities, setback requirements, distance measurement
Land Use - Solar electric generating facilities, setback requirements, multiple properties exception
Property - Solar electric generating facilities, setback requirements, distance measurement
Property - Solar electric generating facilities, setback requirements, multiple properties exception

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Blanton
Summary Allow the setback requirement for solar electric generating facilities to be waived by the owner of the adjoining residential property; allow the setback requirement for a merchant electric generating facility to be subject to deviation under KRS 278.704(4); authorize the Public Service Commission to have jurisdiction regarding compliance with the setback requirements.
Index Headings Energy - Solar electric generating facility setback requirements, waiver
Land Use - Solar electric generating facility setback requirements, waiver
Property - Solar electric generating facility setback requirements, waiver
State Agencies - Solar electric generating facility setback requirements, Public Service Commission jurisdiction

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