Montana - SB 78 - 2017

Revising net metering laws; requiring public utilities to install a meter or meters; establishing criteria for net metering systems; establishing criteria for determining the value of electricity produced and delivered by customer-generators and public utilities; requiring the Public Service Commission to establish a new rate class; requiring reporting when property with a net metering system is sold; grandfathering existing customer-generator rates for net-metered customers; amending Sections 69-3-306, 69-8-602, 69-8-603, and 69-8-604, 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: Keith Regier (Senate/Republican)





Actions (30)

  • 11-14-2016 - Draft Request Received
  • 11-22-2016 - Draft to Requester for Review
  • 11-28-2016 - Draft to Requester for Review
  • 12-08-2016 - Draft in Legal Review
  • 12-11-2016 - Draft in Edit
  • 12-13-2016 - Draft to Drafter - Edit Review [CMD]
  • 12-13-2016 - Draft in Input/Proofing
  • 12-14-2016 - Draft in Final Drafter Review
  • 12-14-2016 - Executive Director Review
  • 12-14-2016 - Draft in Assembly
  • 12-14-2016 - Bill Draft Text Available Electronically
  • 12-16-2016 - Executive Director Final Review
  • 01-03-2017 - Draft Delivered to Requester
  • 01-04-2017 - Introduced Bill Text Available Electronically
  • 01-04-2017 - First Reading
  • 01-04-2017 - Referred to Committee
  • 01-04-2017 - Introduced
  • 01-26-2017 - Hearing
  • 02-09-2017 - Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended
  • 02-10-2017 - Committee Report--Bill Passed as Amended
  • 02-10-2017 - Printed - New Version Available
  • 02-15-2017 - 2nd Reading Passed
  • 02-15-2017 - Scheduled for 2nd Reading
  • 02-16-2017 - 3rd Reading Passed
  • 02-16-2017 - Transmitted to House
  • 02-16-2017 - Scheduled for 3rd Reading
  • 02-18-2017 - First Reading
  • 02-18-2017 - Referred to Committee
  • 03-08-2017 - Hearing
  • 04-03-2017 - Tabled in Committee

Votes (3)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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Passed
02-09-2017DO PASS AS AMENDEDSenate850yes
02-15-2017Do PassSenate33161yes
02-16-2017Do PassSenate30191yes

News (3)

'Solar Guy' Shines A Light On Renewable Energy - MTPR
Published by mtpr.org
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:27:27 GMT

Back at the brewery in Kalispell, Brad Van Wert, AKA Solar Guy, says he supports this legislation. "We're gonna push for a "jobs and freedom package" that's good for Montana that allows this industry to grow," he says. House Bill 504 - the “jobs and ...

Last stand for Community Renewable Energy Projects? - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Published by bozemandailychronicle.com
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:02:31 GMT

The main sticking point is the ownership rule. By law, CREPs must be owned by Montana residents, local organizations or business entities in which at least half of the “equity interests, income interests and voting interests are owned by Montana ...

Proposed electric rate change gets static - Great Falls Tribune
Published by greatfallstribune.com
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 01:16:38 GMT

HELENA — People who generate their own electricity told a Senate panel on Thursday that a proposed bill was unfair as it would let utilities pay them a wholesale net-metering price instead of a retail price for their extra energy and could hurt their ...

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