SS/SB 141 - This act creates provision relating to types of energy.

ENERGY CONNECTIONS:

Under this act, no political subdivision shall adopt an ordinance, resolution, regulation, code or policy that prohibits, or has the effect of prohibiting, the connection or reconnection of a utility service based upon the type or source of energy to be delivered to an individual customer.

This provision is identical to SB 230 (2021).

RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS:

This act requires the Public Service Commission to adopt rules for gas corporations to offer a voluntary renewable natural gas program. The Commission shall establish reporting requirements and a process for gas corporations to fully recover incurred costs that are prudent, just, and reasonable associated with a renewable natural gas program. Such recovery shall not be permitted until the project is operational.

Any costs incurred by a gas corporation that are prudent, just, and reasonable shall be recovered by means of an automatic adjustment clause.

An affiliate of a gas corporation shall not be prohibited from making a capital investment in a biogas production project if the affiliate is not a public utility as defined in statute.

This provision is substantially similar to HCS/HB 892 (2021).

JAMIE ANDREWS

Statutes affected:
Introduced (1070S.01): 386.895
Perfected (1070S.02): 67.309, 386.895


Senate Committee Minutes:
SENATE COMMITTEE MINUTES Bill No.: SB 141
Sponsor: Bean
Hearing Date: 2/10/2021


COMMITTEE: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment

CHAIRMAN: Cierpiot

DATE REFERRED: 1/21/2021 DATE HEARING REQUESTED: 2/4/2021



STAFF:
Jamie Andrews
Denise Cantrell
Heidi Kolkmeyer
Michelle Pleus


WITNESSES GIVING INFORMATION:



WITNESSES FOR:
Arnie C. AC "Honest-Abe" DIENOFF - State Public Advocate, we need alternative fuel sources
Kara Corches - Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Patrick Serfass - American Biogas Council
Brandon Butler - Roeslein Alternative Energy
Trey Davis - Missouri Energy Development Association
Rich Aubuchan - Liberty Utilities
David Winton - Summit Utilities
Larry Pleus - Spire MO


WITNESSES AGAINST:
Michael Berg - Sierra Club Missouri Chapter