Indiana - SB0442 - 2019

Underground storage of carbon dioxide. Declares the underground storage of carbon dioxide to be a public use and service, in the public interest, and a benefit to the welfare and people of Indiana. Authorizes the establishment of a carbon sequestration pilot project (pilot project) that will capture carbon dioxide at a proposed ammonia production facility in West Terre Haute and inject the carbon dioxide into underground strata and formations pursuant to a Class VI well permit from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an alternative to releasing the carbon dioxide into the air. Provides that if the operator of the pilot project is not able to reach an agreement with an owner of property to acquire: (1) ownership of underground strata or formations located under the surface of the property; or (2) ownership or other rights to one or more areas of the surface of the property for purposes of establishing and operating monitoring facilities required by the EPA; the operator of the pilot project may exercise the power of eminent domain to make the acquisition. Provides that the pilot project operator's acquisitions by eminent domain must be made through the law on eminent domain for gas storage, which provides that a condemnor, before condemning any underground stratum or formation, must have acquired the right to store gas in at least 60% of the stratum or formation by a means other than condemnation. Amends the law on eminent domain for gas storage to make it applicable to the pilot project operator's acquisitions by eminent domain. Provides that the state of Indiana, upon the recommendation of the director of the department of natural resources and review by the state budget committee, may obtain ownership of: (1) the carbon dioxide stored in the underground strata and formations; and (2) the underground strata and formations in which the carbon dioxide is stored; 12 years after pilot project underground injections begin or, if the underground injections cease in less than 12 years, after the underground injections cease. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee for the 2019 interim the task of studying the geologic storage of carbon dioxide.

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Added On: 02-12-2019
Updated On: 05-07-2019
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsors: Sean Eberhart (Republican), Jon Ford (Republican), Robert Morris (Republican), Alan Morrison (Republican), John Prescott (Republican), Andy Zay (Republican)





Actions (40)

  • 01-14-2019 - First reading: referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
  • 01-14-2019 - Coauthored by Senator Messmer
  • 01-14-2019 - Authored by Senator Ford Jon
  • 01-24-2019 - Senator Doriot added as coauthor
  • 01-24-2019 - Senator Zay added as coauthor
  • 01-29-2019 - Committee report: amend do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02-14-2019 - Senator Tallian added as coauthor
  • 02-14-2019 - Senator Niezgodski added as coauthor
  • 02-21-2019 - Senator Breaux added as coauthor
  • 02-21-2019 - Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
  • 02-25-2019 - Senator Zay added as second author
  • 02-25-2019 - Senator Zay removed as coauthor
  • 02-25-2019 - Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed
  • 02-25-2019 - Amendment #1 (Ford Jon) prevailed; voice vote
  • 02-26-2019 - Cosponsor: Representative Eberhart
  • 02-26-2019 - House sponsor: Representative Morrison
  • 02-26-2019 - Third reading: passed; Roll Call 238: yeas 47, nays 2
  • 02-27-2019 - Referred to the House
  • 03-07-2019 - First reading: referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
  • 03-12-2019 - Reassigned to Committee on Natural Resources
  • 03-19-2019 - Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
  • 03-21-2019 - Second reading: ordered engrossed
  • 03-25-2019 - Representatives Morris and Prescott added as cosponsors
  • 03-25-2019 - Third reading: passed; Roll Call 342: yeas 73, nays 23
  • 03-26-2019 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
  • 03-27-2019 - Motion to dissent filed
  • 03-28-2019 - Senate dissented from House amendments
  • 04-04-2019 - Senate advisors appointed: Tallian, Messmer, Zay and Spartz
  • 04-04-2019 - Senate conferees appointed: Ford Jon and Niezgodski
  • 04-08-2019 - House advisors appointed: Wolkins, Prescott, Macer and Moseley
  • 04-08-2019 - House conferees appointed: Morrison and Beck
  • 04-23-2019 - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the Senate; Roll Call 571: yeas 35, nays 14
  • 04-23-2019 - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1: adopted by the House; Roll Call 596: yeas 72, nays 17
  • 04-23-2019 - CCR # 1 filed in the House
  • 04-23-2019 - CCR # 1 filed in the Senate
  • 04-24-2019 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
  • 04-24-2019 - Signed by the Speaker
  • 04-30-2019 - Signed by the President of the Senate
  • 05-08-2019 - Public Law 291
  • 05-08-2019 - Signed by the Governor

Votes (7)

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01-28-2019Senate - Committee VoteSenate830yes
02-21-2019Senate - Committee VoteSenate1020yes
02-26-2019Third readingSenate4721yes
03-18-2019House - Committee VoteHouse1021yes
03-25-2019House - Third readingHouse73234yes
04-23-2019House - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1House721711yes
04-23-2019Senate - Rules Suspended. Conference Committee Report 1Senate35141yes

Sponsors (11)