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H0696......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS ELECTRIC GENERATION PLANT - COUNTIES - Amends existing law to authorize counties to establish, create, develop, acquire, own, maintain and operate or contract for the ownership, operation and maintenance of certain electrical generation plants not to exceed twenty-five megawatts in capacity which use as a fuel source landfill gas, wood waste or other biomass fuels; and to provide that all the electricity produced from the electrical generation facility shall be sold by the county at wholesale. 02/16 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/17 Rpt prt - to Env 03/07 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/08 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/10 3rd rdg - PASSED - 65-0-5 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Crow, Deal, Sali, Shepherd(8), Wood Floor Sponsor - Edmunson Title apvd - to Senate 03/13 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff 03/16 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/17 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/20 3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2 AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, McGee, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Marley, Sweet Floor Sponsors - McKenzie & Stennett Title apvd - to House 03/21 To enrol 03/22 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/23 Pres signed - To Governor 03/24 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 210 Effective: 07/01/06
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 696 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY SYSTEMS BY COUNTIES; AMENDING SECTION 3 31-869, IDAHO CODE, TO AUTHORIZE COUNTIES TO ESTABLISH, CREATE, DEVELOP, 4 ACQUIRE, OWN, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE OR CONTRACT FOR THE OWNERSHIP, OPERA- 5 TION AND MAINTENANCE OF CERTAIN ELECTRICAL GENERATION PLANTS NOT TO 6 EXCEED TWENTY-FIVE MEGAWATTS IN CAPACITY WHICH USE AS A FUEL SOURCE LAND- 7 FILL GAS, WOOD WASTE OR OTHER BIOMASS FUELS, TO PROVIDE THAT ALL THE ELEC- 8 TRICITY PRODUCED FROM THE ELECTRICAL GENERATION FACILITY SHALL BE SOLD BY 9 THE COUNTY AT WHOLESALE AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS. 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 11 SECTION 1. That Section 31-869, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 12 amended to read as follows: 13 31-869. DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY SYSTEMS. The boards of Ccounty 14 Ccommissioners of their respective counties are empowered to establish, cre- 15 ate, develop, own, maintain and operate or contract for the ownership, opera- 16 tion and maintenance of energy facilities as follows: 17 (1) G geothermal energy systems for heating for the benefit of the county 18 and the residents of the county. 19 (2) Electrical generation plants not to exceed twenty-five (25) megawatts 20 in capacity which use as a fuel source landfill gas, wood waste or other 21 biomass fuels. All the electricity produced from the electrical generation 22 facility shall be sold by the county at wholesale.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 16076 The purposes of this legislation is to amend Idaho Code 31-869 to authorize the Boards of County Commissioners and their respective counties to develop, own and operate, or contract for the ownership, operation and maintenance of, electrical generation facilities up to 25 megawatts in capacity which use as a fuel source landfill gas, wood waste or other biomass fuels. The need for this legislation is demonstrated by the recent proposal to establish a electrical generation facility in Adams County to utilized waste wood from the landfill and wood chips from thinning for forest health in the surrounding forest. FISCAL NOTE Enactment of this legislation could have a positive impact upon county funds and have a neutral impact on the state's general fund. Contact Name: Representative Clete Edmunson Name: Representative Mary Lou Shepherd Phone: (208) 332-1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 696