Senate Bill 266

Actions
Last Action 02/22/21: to Committee on Committees (S)
Title AN ACT relating to solar farms on agricultural lands.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1745
Sponsor S. West
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 100.111 to define 'photovoltaic power station'; amend KRS 100.203 to allow cities and counties to prohibit the construction of photovoltaic power stations on agricultural lands; amend KRS 100.208 to prohibit the transfer of development rights if the transfer would allow for the construction of a photovoltaic power station on agricultural lands; amend KRS 100.324 to prohibit utilities regulated by the Kentucky Public Service Commission to site a photovoltaic power stations on agricultural lands; amend KRS 154.60-040 to define "photovoltaic power station' and prohibit the transfer of lands under the Beginning Farmer program if the lands would be used for siting a photovoltaic power station; amend KRS 262.010 to define 'photovoltaic power station'; amend KRS 262.850 to prohibit lands within an agricultural district to be used to site a photovoltaic power station; amend KRS 262.902 to state the policy of the Commonwealth with respect to enhancing and protecting agricultural lands includes prohibiting the construction of photovoltaic power stations on agricultural lands; amend KRS 262.910 to prohibit the PACE board from approving any plan for siting a photovoltaic power station on PACE lands under the PACE program and clarify that small solar arrays for exclusive on-farm usage are exempted; amend KRS 278.216 to conform internal references; amend KRS 278.704 to require a merchant electric generating facility to conform with all local planning and zoning requirements and prohibit the construction of a merchant generating plant that uses a photovoltaic power station on agricultural lands; amend KRS 278.706 to include in the application for siting a merchant generating plant a statement certifying that the plant is in compliance with all local ordinances and regulations including prohibiting the siting of a photovoltaic power station on agricultural lands; amend KRS 278.708 to include restrictions on siting on agricultural lands in the site assessment report; amend KRS 100.273 to conform.
Index Headings of Original Version Deeds and Conveyances - Agricultural land, prevent transfers, photovoltaic power stations on, prohibition
Energy - Agricultural land, energy, photovoltaic power stations on, prohibition
Environment and Conservation - Agricultural land, energy, photovoltaic power stations on, prohibition
Fuel - Agricultural land, energy, photovoltaic power stations on, prohibition
Land Use - Agricultural land, photovoltaic power stations on, prohibition
Local Government - Planning and zoning, agricultural land, photovoltaic power stations on, prohibition
Planning and Zoning - Agricultural land, definition, photovoltaic power stations on, prohibition
Public Utilities - Merchant power, siting, agricultural land, photovoltaic power stations on, prohibition
Agriculture - Agricultural land, energy, photovoltaic power stations on, prohibition
Cities - Planning and zoning, agricultural land, photovoltaic power stations on, prohibition
Counties - Agricultural land, photovoltaic power stations on, prohibition
Local Mandate - Agricultural land, definition, photovoltaic power stations on, prohibition

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02/22/21
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)


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