Nebraska - LB 824 - 2016

Relating to public power; to amend section 70-670, Reissue Revised Statutes of Nebraska, sections 70-1001.01, 70-1013, 70-1014, and 70-1015, Revised Statutes Cumulative Supplement, 2014, and sections 70-1903 and 77-6203, Revised Statutes Supplement, 2015; to provide, change, and eliminate definitions; to exempt certain privately developed renewable energy generation facilities from regulation as prescribed; to eliminate provisions related to certified renewable export facilities; to harmonize provisions; to repeal the original sections; and to outright repeal sections 70-1014.02 and 70-1028, Revised Statutes Cumulative Supplement, 2014.

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Added On: 01-25-2016
Updated On: 11-03-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: John McCollister (Unicameral/Nonpartisan)





Actions (58)

  • 01-08-2016 - Date of introduction
  • 01-11-2016 - Referred to Natural Resources Committee
  • 01-11-2016 - Schilz name added
  • 01-20-2016 - Notice of hearing for January 27, 2016
  • 01-20-2016 - Pansing Brooks name added
  • 02-19-2016 - Natural Resources priority bill
  • 03-16-2016 - Natural Resources AM2611 filed
  • 03-16-2016 - Placed on General File with AM2611
  • 03-22-2016 - Haar AM2353 filed
  • 03-23-2016 - Haar AM2720 filed
  • 03-24-2016 - Advanced to Enrollment and Review Initial
  • 03-24-2016 - Haar AM2353 withdrawn
  • 03-24-2016 - Natural Resources AM2611 adopted
  • 03-29-2016 - Enrollment and Review ER230 filed
  • 03-29-2016 - Placed on Select File with ER230
  • 04-07-2016 - Placed on Final Reading with ST90
  • 04-07-2016 - Friesen AM2862 filed
  • 04-07-2016 - Friesen AM2861 filed
  • 04-07-2016 - Friesen AM2860 filed
  • 04-07-2016 - Friesen AM2859 filed
  • 04-07-2016 - Friesen AM2858 filed
  • 04-07-2016 - Friesen AM2857 filed
  • 04-07-2016 - Friesen AM2856 filed
  • 04-07-2016 - Advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment
  • 04-07-2016 - McCollister AM2921 adopted
  • 04-07-2016 - McCollister AM2921 filed
  • 04-07-2016 - Returned to Select File for specific amendment
  • 04-07-2016 - Advanced to Enrollment and Review for Engrossment
  • 04-07-2016 - Haar AM2720 adopted
  • 04-07-2016 - McCollister MO287 prevailed
  • 04-07-2016 - McCollister MO287 Invoke cloture filed
  • 04-07-2016 - Friesen AM2855 lost
  • 04-07-2016 - Friesen AM2855 pending
  • 04-07-2016 - Friesen AM2855 filed
  • 04-07-2016 - Friesen AM2854 lost
  • 04-07-2016 - Friesen AM2854 filed
  • 04-07-2016 - Haar AM2720 pending
  • 04-07-2016 - Hughes MO286 pending
  • 04-07-2016 - Hughes MO286 failed
  • 04-07-2016 - Hughes MO286 Recommit to Natural Resources Committee filed
  • 04-07-2016 - Haar AM2720 pending
  • 04-07-2016 - Enrollment and Review ER230 adopted
  • 04-13-2016 - President/Speaker signed
  • 04-13-2016 - Passed on Final Reading 34-10-5
  • 04-13-2016 - Dispensing of reading at large approved
  • 04-13-2016 - McCollister MO289 prevailed
  • 04-13-2016 - McCollister MO289 Invoke cloture filed
  • 04-13-2016 - Motion to return to Select File pending
  • 04-13-2016 - Friesen AM2860 pending
  • 04-13-2016 - Friesen AM2860 withdrawn
  • 04-13-2016 - Motion to return to Select File failed
  • 04-13-2016 - Friesen AM2859 withdrawn
  • 04-13-2016 - Friesen AM2857 withdrawn
  • 04-13-2016 - Friesen AM2858 withdrawn
  • 04-13-2016 - Friesen AM2856 withdrawn
  • 04-13-2016 - Presented to Governor on April 13, 2016
  • 04-20-2016 - Approved by Governor on April 19, 2016
  • 04-20-2016 - Provisions/portions of LB914 amended into LB824 by AM2611

News (7)

Nebraska legislature advances bill to ease wind development - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:06:14 GMT

The unicameral Nebraska legislature moved LB 824 to its third and final debate and vote by passing it as amended in a 32 to 8 vote and preventing a filibuster by its opponents. The bill will allow developers to more easily build in the wind-rich state ...

Wind Energy Official Skeptical About Potential Legislation - WNAX
Published by wnax.com
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:59:12 GMT

A Wind Energy Bill proposed by Senator John McCollister of Omaha was heard in the Nebraska Natural Resources Committee this week. LB 824 would deregulate development of private wind energy and remove barriers that discourage investment in Nebraska wind ...

Wind developers urge Nebraska senators to streamline process - Washington Times
Published by washingtontimes.com
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 23:58:37 GMT

The bill would eliminate a requirement that the developer have a purchasing power agreement in place before a project could be approved by the Nebraska Power Review Board. Private developers say Nebraska is the only state with such a rule and the ...

State Senator elaborates on wind development bill - Columbus Telegram
Published by columbustelegram.com
Thu, 05 May 2016 03:16:30 GMT

Many Nebraskans hope the passage of LB 824 will encourage the investment to be made in this state. These projects will be developed in rural Nebraska and impact the entire state. Economic development, no matter where it occurs, is good for all of ...

Lawmakers approve bill boosting wind energy in Nebraska - Nebraska Radio Network
Published by nebraskaradionetwork.com
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 23:23:48 GMT

State lawmakers have approved removing regulations often considered an obstacle to the development of the wind industry in Nebraska. Approval came after legislators voted to end a filibuster against LB 824, mounted in part by lawmakers unhappy with how ...

Bill To Ease Wind Power Regulations In Nebraska Moves Forward - North American Windpower
Published by nawindpower.com
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:49:26 GMT

If the bill, L.B.824, is passed, it would eliminate the requirement to apply to the Nebraska Power Review Board, which could make the state more attractive to wind power companies. Nebraska currently has just 16 wind farms generating approximately 812 ...

State lawmakers mull bill to boost wind power projects - Nebraska Radio Network
Published by nebraskaradionetwork.com
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:00:07 GMT

A wind energy bill proposed by Senator John McCollister of Omaha is being introduced in the Unicameral. The bill, LB-824, would deregulate development of private wind energy and remove barriers that discourage investment in Nebraska wind projects.

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