Montana - SB 338 - 2017

The Coal-Fired Generating Unit Mitigated Retirement Act.

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Added On: 04-02-2017
Updated On: 07-16-2017
Status: Passed One Chamber
Primary Sponsor: Duane Ankney (House/Republican)





Actions (46)

  • 09-11-2015 - Draft Request Received
  • 01-18-2017 - Draft On Hold
  • 01-18-2017 - Draft to Requester for Review
  • 02-27-2017 - Draft in Legal Review
  • 02-27-2017 - Draft to Requester for Review
  • 02-28-2017 - Draft in Input/Proofing
  • 02-28-2017 - Draft to Drafter - Edit Review [CMD]
  • 02-28-2017 - Draft in Edit
  • 03-01-2017 - Bill Draft Text Available Electronically
  • 03-01-2017 - Draft in Final Drafter Review
  • 03-06-2017 - Draft in Legal Review
  • 03-06-2017 - Draft Back for Redo
  • 03-07-2017 - Draft Ready for Delivery
  • 03-07-2017 - Executive Director Final Review
  • 03-07-2017 - Draft in Assembly
  • 03-07-2017 - Executive Director Review
  • 03-07-2017 - Draft in Final Drafter Review
  • 03-07-2017 - Bill Draft Text Available Electronically
  • 03-09-2017 - Introduced Bill Text Available Electronically
  • 03-09-2017 - Referred to Committee
  • 03-09-2017 - First Reading
  • 03-09-2017 - Fiscal Note Requested
  • 03-09-2017 - Draft Delivered to Requester
  • 03-09-2017 - Introduced
  • 03-16-2017 - Fiscal Note Received
  • 03-16-2017 - Hearing
  • 03-21-2017 - Fiscal Note Printed
  • 03-23-2017 - Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
  • 03-24-2017 - Taken from 2nd Reading; Rereferred to Committee
  • 03-24-2017 - Printed - New Version Available
  • 03-24-2017 - Committee Report--Bill Passed as Amended
  • 03-27-2017 - Hearing
  • 03-27-2017 - Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
  • 03-28-2017 - Printed - New Version Available
  • 03-28-2017 - Committee Report--Bill Passed as Amended
  • 03-30-2017 - Transmitted to House
  • 03-30-2017 - 3rd Reading Passed
  • 03-30-2017 - 2nd Reading Passed
  • 03-30-2017 - Scheduled for 2nd Reading
  • 04-01-2017 - First Reading
  • 04-01-2017 - Referred to Committee
  • 04-03-2017 - Hearing Canceled
  • 04-07-2017 - Hearing
  • 04-10-2017 - Tabled in Committee
  • 04-18-2017 - Motion Failed
  • 04-28-2017 - Died in Standing Committee

Votes (2)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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No
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Passed
03-30-2017Do PassSenate4361yes
03-30-2017Do PassSenate4370yes

News (7)

Colstrip bill could derail Montana's clean energy future - The Missoulian
Published by missoulian.com
Sun, 02 Apr 2017 19:00:06 GMT

Colstrip's old coal-fired power units are losing money and that means their days are numbered. Units 1 and 2 are closing by 2022 at the latest and maybe sooner. We need to make sure Colstrip's operators fulfill their responsibilities in helping the ...

Montana lawmakers unveil bills to address Colstrip coal unit retirements - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:07:44 GMT

Montana lawmakers this weekend revealed the first in a series of legislative initiatives aimed at keeping two units of the 2,100 MW Colstrip coal-fired power plant open, according to media reports. The first bill, SB 338, would require Talen Energy and ...

Bill Seeking To Ease Colstrip Shutdown Advances - MTPR
Published by mtpr.org
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:31:34 GMT

Opponents to the bill, including the out-of-state owners of the Colstrip power plant, say this bill will hurt Montana's business climate and it serves as a exit fee for power developers. SB-338 passed out of the Senate on a 43-6 vote, and will not move ...

Montana Bill Could Hinder State's Future Wind Investments - North American Windpower
Published by nawindpower.com
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:07:04 GMT

And importantly, the Sierra Club says, it could also hinder any future energy investment in Colstrip and the rest of Montana. PSE, which recently secured authority from the Washington State Legislature to set aside money for the Colstrip transition, is ...

Lawmakers introduce major bills to address Colstrip impacts - KXLH.com | Helena, Montana - KXLH Helena News
Published by kxlh.com
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:18:25 GMT

Duane Ankney of Colstrip said Senate Bill 338 is part of a three-bill package to address the effects of closing Colstrip Units 1 and 2. “It's time that Montana took control, instead of letting out-of-state companies control our future,” said Ankney. SB ...

Big Sky lawmakers rush to save major coal plant - E&E News
Published by eenews.net
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:27:10 GMT

Other proposals range from a remediation plan to a bill setting aside money for Montana to intervene in a rate case in Washington state that could help decide the plant's future. The flood of action follows a shutdown warning from Talen Energy Corp ...

Montana lawmakers consider bill on addressing impacts of Colstri - KXLH.com | Helena, Montana - KXLH Helena News
Published by kxlh.com
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:50:00 GMT

Ankney argued that the fate of Colstrip had been largely determined by policy decisions outside Montana, and that SB 338 was a way for the state to have a say in what comes next. “Montana has one chance, one last chance, to get it right,” said Ankney.

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