Montana - SB 102 - 2017

Limiting contracts between a utility and a qualifying small power production facility to up to 20 years; amending Section 69-3-604, MCA; and providing an immediate effective date and an applicability date.

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 04-03-2017
Updated On: 04-23-2017
Status: Passed One Chamber
Primary Sponsor: Tom Richmond (Senate/Republican)





Actions (30)

  • 12-03-2016 - Draft Request Received
  • 12-08-2016 - Draft to Requester for Review
  • 12-15-2016 - Draft in Legal Review
  • 12-16-2016 - Draft in Input/Proofing
  • 12-16-2016 - Draft in Edit
  • 12-16-2016 - Draft to Drafter - Edit Review [CMD]
  • 12-19-2016 - Bill Draft Text Available Electronically
  • 12-19-2016 - Executive Director Review
  • 12-19-2016 - Draft in Assembly
  • 12-19-2016 - Draft in Final Drafter Review
  • 12-22-2016 - Executive Director Final Review
  • 12-22-2016 - Draft Ready for Delivery
  • 01-06-2017 - Draft Delivered to Requester
  • 01-10-2017 - Introduced
  • 01-10-2017 - First Reading
  • 01-11-2017 - Referred to Committee
  • 01-11-2017 - Introduced Bill Text Available Electronically
  • 01-26-2017 - Hearing
  • 02-09-2017 - Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
  • 02-10-2017 - Printed - New Version Available
  • 02-10-2017 - Committee Report--Bill Passed as Amended
  • 02-15-2017 - Scheduled for 2nd Reading
  • 02-15-2017 - 2nd Reading Passed
  • 02-16-2017 - Transmitted to House
  • 02-16-2017 - 3rd Reading Passed
  • 02-16-2017 - Scheduled for 3rd Reading
  • 02-18-2017 - First Reading
  • 02-18-2017 - Referred to Committee
  • 03-10-2017 - Hearing
  • 03-29-2017 - Tabled in Committee

Votes (3)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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Passed
02-09-2017DO PASS AS AMENDEDSenate760yes
02-15-2017Do PassSenate29201yes
02-16-2017Do PassSenate25241yes

News (2)

Montana plans 80 MW solar farm amid legislative uncertainty - pv magazine USA (press release) (blog)
Published by pv-magazine-usa.com
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:33:21 GMT

Despite FERC eventually finding the PUC had violated federal law, some in the state legislature are still aiming to gut PURPA's intended purpose. Senate Bill (SB 102) would shorten the terms of solar contracts to no more than 20 years and would not set ...

Montana's largest solar farm proposed for Billings - The Missoulian
Published by missoulian.com
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:44:17 GMT

The state of Montana signed a lease with MT Sun last September and expects to begin the environmental work on the project in the coming months. Because the property involved is trust land, money from the lease would be given to Montana's public schools.

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