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SB 455

AN ACT concerning electric public utilities; relating to the state corporation commission; extending the timeline for the commission to make a predetermination of ratemaking principles and treatment prior to the construction of or acquiring a stake in an electric generation or transmission facility; establishing procedural requirements to support the timely and expeditious completion of such proceedings; prohibiting the commission from authorizing the retirement of fossil fuel-fired electric generating facilities unless certain requirements are met; authorizing electric public utilities to retain certain electric generating facilities in the utility's rate base; requiring the commission to report annually on public utility requests to retire fossil fuel-fired electric generating facilities; amending K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 66-1239 and repealing the existing section.

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Senate - Emergency Final Action - Passed as amended; - 02/22/2024

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (29):

Alley, Baumgardner, Billinger, Bowers, Claeys, Dietrich, Doll, Erickson, Fagg, Gossage, Kerschen, Kloos, Longbine, Masterson, McGinn, O'Shea, Olson, Peck, Petersen, Pittman, Pyle, Ryckman, Shallenburger, Steffen, Straub, Thompson, Tyson, Warren, Wilborn,

Nay - (8):

Corson, Francisco, Holland, Holscher, Pettey, Reddi, Sykes, Ware,

Present and Passing - (3):

Blasi, Faust-Goudeau, Haley,

Absent and Not Voting - (0):

Not Voting - (0):