Vermont - S260 - 2016

An act relating to improving the siting of energy projects

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Added On: 02-18-2015
Updated On: 08-08-2018
Status: Enacted





Actions (26)

  • 06-09-2016 - Delivered to Governor on June 9, 2016
  • 06-09-2016 - Rules suspended & ordered delivered to Governor forthwith, on motion of Senator Campbell
  • 06-09-2016 - As passed by Senate and House
  • 06-09-2016 - House message House passed bill in concurrence
  • 06-09-2016 - Read Third time and Passed
  • 06-09-2016 - Rules suspended and bill messaged forthwith to the Senate as moved by Rep. Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford
  • 06-09-2016 - Rules suspended and bill placed in all remaining stages of passage as moved by Rep. Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford
  • 06-09-2016 - Third Reading Ordered
  • 06-09-2016 - Which was disagreed to
  • 06-09-2016 - Rep. Sullivan of Burlington moved to suspend rules and take up bill for immediate consideration
  • 06-09-2016 - Rules suspended & messaged to House forthwith, on motion of Senator Campbell
  • 06-09-2016 - Read 3rd time & passed on roll call, requested by Senator Collamore, Passed -- Needed 15 of 29 to Pass -- Yeas = 27, Nays = 2
  • 06-09-2016 - Rules suspended & bill placed on all remaining stages of passage, on motion of Senator Campbell
  • 06-09-2016 - 3rd reading ordered
  • 06-09-2016 - Read 2nd time
  • 06-09-2016 - Roll Call, requested by Senator Rodgers, ┬áPassed -- Needed 22 of 29 to Pass -- Yeas = 22, Nays = 7
  • 06-09-2016 - Committee bill read first time; pending entry on notice calendar, rules suspended on motion of Senator Campbell & taken up for immediate consideration
  • 06-09-2016 - Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
  • 06-09-2016 - Read Second Time
  • 06-09-2016 - Which was agreed to
  • 06-09-2016 - Rep. Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford moved to suspend rules and take up bill for immediate consideration
  • 06-09-2016 - Roll Call Results Failed -- Needed 93 of 123 to Pass -- Yeas = 76, Nays = 47
  • 06-09-2016 - Which was disagreed to
  • 06-09-2016 - Rep. Chesnut-Tangerman of Middletown Springs moved to suspend rules and take up bill for immediate consideration
  • 06-09-2016 - Roll Call Results Failed -- Needed 99 of 131 to Pass -- Yeas = 79, Nays = 52
  • 06-13-2016 - Signed by Governor on June 13, 2016

Votes (4)

News (4)

Steering committee hears new guidelines for a comprehensive energy plan - The Valley Reporter (registration) (blog)
Published by valleyreporter.com
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:50:38 GMT

On July 21, Bonnie Waninger, executive director of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC), presented the finalized terms for Vermont Act 174, S.260, working to improve siting for energy projects, to the Mad River Valley Planning ...

Energy-siting bill signed into law - Barre Montpelier Times Argus
Published by timesargus.com
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:13:04 GMT

Signed Monday afternoon, S. 260 is Gov. Peter Shumlin's last bill. He said the bill addresses criticism of weak local control over wind and solar-energy projects, while simultaneously supporting the growth of green-energy infrastructure. The bill's ...

The fix is in, S260 renewable energy bill signed into law - Vermont Biz
Published by vermontbiz.com
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:16:08 GMT

It is the state's largest solar farm. It sits in a field alongside the Winooski River in Essex. SEE STORY. Courtesy photo. Vermont Business Magazine Governor Peter Shumlin today signed S260, a bill designed to improve regional and town energy planning ...

Critics blast outcome of Vermont's renewable energy siting bill - Watchdog.org
Published by watchdog.org
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:51:49 GMT

The outcome isn't sitting well with those who want accountable government in the Green Mountain State. The result of the day's legislative jockeying was passage of S.260, a bill introduced in the morning to replace S.230. Gov. Peter Shumlin had vetoed ...