Indiana - SB 309 - 2017

To amend the Indiana Code concerning utilities.

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 01-26-2017
Updated On: 07-14-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: Senate: Brandt Hershman (R)





Actions (25)

  • 01-09-2017 - First reading: referred to Committee on Utilities
  • 01-09-2017 - Authored by Senator Hershman
  • 02-20-2017 - Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
  • 02-23-2017 - Amendment #1 (Hershman) prevailed; voice vote
  • 02-23-2017 - Amendment #6 (Stoops) failed; voice vote
  • 02-23-2017 - Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed
  • 02-23-2017 - Amendment #5 (Stoops) failed; Roll Call 175: yeas 10, nays 36
  • 02-23-2017 - Amendment #2 (Lanane) failed; voice vote
  • 02-27-2017 - Third reading: passed; Roll Call 202: yeas 39, nays 9
  • 02-27-2017 - House sponsor: Representative Ober
  • 02-27-2017 - Senator Merritt added as second author
  • 02-27-2017 - Cosponsor: Representative Soliday
  • 02-28-2017 - Referred to the House
  • 03-06-2017 - First reading: referred to Committee on Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
  • 03-30-2017 - Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
  • 04-03-2017 - Second reading: ordered engrossed
  • 04-04-2017 - Third reading: passed; Roll Call 378: yeas 56, nays 43
  • 04-05-2017 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
  • 04-05-2017 - Motion to concur filed
  • 04-10-2017 - Senate concurred in House Amendments; Roll Call 442: yeas 37, nays 11
  • 04-13-2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
  • 04-19-2017 - Signed by the Speaker
  • 04-25-2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
  • 05-02-2017 - Public Law 264
  • 05-02-2017 - Signed by the Governor

Votes (2)

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02-28-2017SB 309 - Hershman - 3rd ReadingSenate3992yes
04-04-2017SB 309 - Ober - 3rd ReadingHouse56431yes

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News (8)

Indiana senate bill targets net-metering for elimination - pv magazine USA (press release) (blog)
Published by pv-magazine-usa.com
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:01:18 GMT

On the surface, Indiana State Senator Brandt Hershman's Senate Bill 309 keeps solar net-metering in place until 2027. Language buried deep in the bill, however, could kill the popular program long before the proposed expiration date. The bill clearly ...

Solar energy incentives gradually reduced under Indiana Senate proposal - Indianapolis Star
Published by indystar.com
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:51:27 GMT

The Hoosier Environmental Council said the bill won't help Gov. Eric Holcomb's goal — offered in his State of the State address — to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Indiana. If SB 309 becomes law, said the council's executive director Jesse ...

Indiana's new law eventually eliminates net metering—but is the battle over? - Daily Energy Insider
Published by dailyenergyinsider.com
Fri, 05 May 2017 14:11:44 GMT

With the stroke of a pen May 2, the controversial Indiana Senate Bill (SB) 309 morphed into the law now known as Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) No. 309, which gives state investor-owned utilities the win they wanted over net metering. For now. Republican Gov.

Statehouse bill throws shadow on solar energy incentives - The Rushville Republican
Published by rushvillerepublican.com
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:12:29 GMT

As construction began on Todd's home this winter, a bill was floating through the Indiana Statehouse that could disrupt his plan for energy self-sufficiency. Senate Bill 309, authored by Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck Creek, would upset the delicate math ...

Solar bill draws heat - Indiana Lawyer
Published by theindianalawyer.com
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 07:36:38 GMT

“I've had more constituent contacts on this bill this session than any other bill,” Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, said during a Senate Utilities Committee hearing Feb. 23 on Senate Bill 309. In its original form, solar users said they ...

Indiana's anti-DG solar bill passes Senate with ease - pv magazine USA (press release)
Published by pv-magazine-usa.com
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:53:12 GMT

The Indiana Senate yesterday approved the controversial anti-net-metering bill, Senate Bill (SB) 309, on a 39-9 vote despite growing public opposition and accusations of skulduggery on the part of one of the bill's authors. After passage, two state ...

Indiana 'Buy All, Sell All' Measure Would Decimate Solar Incentives - Energy Manager Today
Published by energymanagertoday.com
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:41:03 GMT

A bill (SB 309), reintroduced in the Indiana General Assembly on January 9 after failing to pass in 2015 would discontinue net metering in the Hoosier State – effectively wiping out a key financial incentive for homeowners and businesses to install ...

Solar Sharing Could Cost More if Ind. Legislation Passes - Tristatehomepage.com
Published by tristatehomepage.com
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 04:36:36 GMT

He believes SB 309, sponsored by Republican Brandt Hershman, would dirty the clean energy push being made by Hoosiers every day. “It's going to create serious problems for Indiana's solar industry,” he says. But state officials and utilities say it's ...