Electric generation facilities; incentives for construction of using coalbed methane gas. (SB1392)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Renewable energy portfolio standard program; coalbed methane gas.  Allows electricity generated from the combustion of coalbed methane gas to be counted by an investor-owned electric utility in meeting the goals of the renewable energy portfolio standard program. In conjunction with this change, references to "renewable energy" in the context of eligible sources of the generation of electricity are revised to refer to "renewable or alternative" energy. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2011Presented and ordered printed 11104065D
01/17/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1392)
02/07/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Committee substitute printed 11104872D-S1
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Read second time
02/08/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104872D-S1
02/08/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1392S1
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Placed on Calendar
02/10/2011Read first time
02/10/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2011Impact statement from SCC (SB1392S1)
02/15/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Read second time
02/18/2011Read third time
02/18/2011Passed House (84-Y 11-N)
02/18/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1392ER)
02/24/2011Impact statement from SCC (SB1392ER)
02/24/2011Signed by Speaker
02/24/2011Signed by President
03/22/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 380 (effective 7/1/11)
03/22/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0380)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2237.