Senate Bill 233

Actions
Last Action 03/22/24: to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
Title AN ACT relating to solar energy.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1136
Sponsor S. West
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 96 to define terms; prohibit any utility operating under the chapter from constructing a facility that generates electricity using solar energy if constructing the facility would result in more than one percent of the total land area of any county where the proposed construction is to be located being occupied by solar electric generating facilities; amend KRS 278.020 to prohibit the Public Service Commission from granting an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a facility that uses solar energy to produce electricity if constructing the facility would result in more than one percent of the total land area of any county where the proposed construction is to be located being occupied by solar electric generating facilities; define terms; amend KRS 278.706 to require that as part of its construction certificate application to the siting board, a merchant electric generating facility owner shall certify that no portion of the proposed construction site will be located on land that was acquired through eminent domain and that the proposed site would not result in more than one percent of the total land area of any county where the proposed construction is to be located being occupied by solar electric generating facilities; define terms; create a new section of KRS Chapter 416 to prohibit the construction of any facility that generates electricity using solar energy on any land that was acquired by eminent domain; amend KRS 416.570 to require that as part of the verified petition required to be filed prior to an exercise of eminent domain, a condemnor shall certify that the proposed condemnation will not violate the prohibition on constructing solar electric generating facilities on condemned land.
Index Headings of Original Version Eminent Domain and Condemnation - Condemned lands, solar electric generating facility construction, prohibition
Energy - Solar electric generating facilities, county land area occupation, 1% cap
Environment and Conservation - Solar electric generating facilities, county land area occupation, 1% cap
Land Use - Solar electric generating facilities, county land area occupation, 1% cap
Local Government - Solar electric generating facilities, municipal utilities, county land area occupation, 1% cap
Property - Solar electric generating facilities, county land area occupation, 1% cap
Public Utilities - Solar electric generating facilities, county land area occupation, 1% cap
Cooperatives - Solar electric generating facilities, county land area occupation, 1% cap
Local Mandate - Condemned lands, solar electric generating facility construction, prohibition

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02/20/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/22/24
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (S)


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