North Carolina - H 589 - 2017

To update the fees and charges of the utilities commission for review of renewable energy facilities.

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 04-10-2017
Updated On: 10-24-2017
Status: Pass
Primary Sponsors: Larry Arp (Republican), John Szoka (Republican), Samuel Watford (Republican)





Actions (42)

  • 04-05-2017 - Filed
  • 04-06-2017 - Passed 1st Reading
  • 04-06-2017 - Ref to the Com on Energy and Public Utilities, if favorable, Finance
  • 06-06-2017 - Placed On Cal For 06/07/2017
  • 06-06-2017 - Cal Pursuant Rule 36(b)
  • 06-06-2017 - Reptd Fav
  • 06-06-2017 - Re-ref Com On Finance
  • 06-06-2017 - Reptd Fav Com Substitute
  • 06-07-2017 - Ordered Engrossed
  • 06-07-2017 - Passed 3rd Reading
  • 06-07-2017 - Passed 2nd Reading
  • 06-07-2017 - Amend Adopted A1
  • 06-08-2017 - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
  • 06-08-2017 - Passed 1st Reading
  • 06-08-2017 - Regular Message Received From House
  • 06-08-2017 - Regular Message Sent To Senate
  • 06-23-2017 - Re-ref to Finance. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate
  • 06-23-2017 - Withdrawn From Com
  • 06-26-2017 - Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
  • 06-26-2017 - Com Substitute Adopted
  • 06-26-2017 - Reptd Fav Com Substitute
  • 06-27-2017 - Reptd Fav
  • 06-28-2017 - Conf Com Appointed
  • 06-28-2017 - Failed Concur In S Com Sub
  • 06-28-2017 - Added to Calendar
  • 06-28-2017 - Cal Pursuant 36(b)
  • 06-28-2017 - Special Message Sent To House
  • 06-28-2017 - Special Message Received For Concurrence in S Com Sub
  • 06-28-2017 - Passed 2nd Reading
  • 06-28-2017 - Passed 3rd Reading
  • 06-29-2017 - Conf Com Appointed
  • 06-30-2017 - Pres. To Gov. 6/30/2017
  • 06-30-2017 - Ratified
  • 06-30-2017 - Ordered Enrolled
  • 06-30-2017 - Conf Report Adopted
  • 06-30-2017 - Added to Calendar
  • 06-30-2017 - Conf Com Reported
  • 06-30-2017 - Conf Report Adopted
  • 06-30-2017 - Placed on Today's Calendar
  • 06-30-2017 - Conf Com Reported
  • 07-27-2017 - Ch. SL 2017-192
  • 07-27-2017 - Signed by Gov. 7/27/2017

Votes (6)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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Passed
06-07-2017A1 Dixon Second ReadingHouse11612yes
06-07-2017Second ReadingHouse108110yes
06-28-2017Second ReadingSenate34110yes
06-28-2017M11 Not ConcurHouse11420yes
06-30-2017For Adoption Conference ReportSenate3640yes
06-30-2017C RPT AdoptionHouse66412yes

News (7)

Wind energy sent to time-out for 18 months, HB 589 heads to Gov. Cooper's desk - The Progressive Pulse
Published by pulse.ncpolicywatch.org
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 17:10:46 GMT

Inside the building, though, a storm brewed over House Bill 589. Earlier in the week, Sen. Harry Brown, a Republican from Onslow County, abruptly tacked on a four-year wind energy moratorium to a hard-fought consensus bill that would encourage more ...

“The military isn't here today to defend itself”: At last minute, four-year moratorium on wind energy emerges in ... - The Progressive Pulse
Published by pulse.ncpolicywatch.org
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:59:50 GMT

“The military isn't here today to defend itself”: At last minute, four-year moratorium on wind energy emerges in House Bill 589. By Lisa Sorg. June 27 ... Harry Brown, who's responsible for the anti-wind provision, called lawmakers' failure to “protect ...

Windbreaker John Droz pleaded with GOP senators to kill H589; Senate to hear bill today - The Progressive Pulse
Published by pulse.ncpolicywatch.org
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:42:47 GMT

Windbreaker John Droz pleaded with GOP senators to kill H589; Senate to hear bill today. By Lisa Sorg ... The good vibes of the bill — which only two days ago was all but assured a smooth passage to spurring more solar energy in the state — was ...

Solar Gets Big Boost at Wind's Expense in North Carolina - EcoWatch
Published by ecowatch.com
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:57:19 GMT

House Bill 589, the result of months of arduous negotiations between utilities and the solar industry, is intended to encourage the continued growth of solar in the state, but it includes a moratorium on new wind projects for the next 18 months ...

Unusual alliance pushing energy bill through House - Elizabethtown Bladen Journal
Published by bladenjournal.com
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:54:31 GMT

RALEIGH — North Carolina electric ratepayers would save a projected $849 million on their power bills over the next 10 years under legislation that begins to peel away some of the most favorable state mandates for the renewable energy industry. House ...

NC House members unveil major energy reform bill - North State Journal (subscription)
Published by nsjonline.com
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:01:02 GMT

The Beetle 409 MW solar project, built by Cypress Creek Renewables, is pictured in Mooresboro, North Carolina, United States in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters March 28, 2017. A federal law enacted four decades ago has recently lead to a ...

North Carolina solar reform bill easily clears House, moves to Senate - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:36:47 GMT

Fundamentally, the bill will require the state to reform how it implements the federal Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act, which mandates utilities buy renewable energy from independent developers. Under the latest iteration of the bill, utilities ...