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HB 2527

AN ACT concerning public utilities; relating to the state corporation commission; authorizing public utilities to defer to a regulatory asset and recover depreciation expenses relating to certain rate base additions; establishing a cap on such cost recovery and limiting the time that such cost recovery may be implemented by a public utility; authorizing new economic development electric rates for large facilities; limiting the time that such economic development rates for large facilities may be implemented by a public utility; prohibiting any revenue lost through the implementation of economic development rates from being imputed into the electric public utility's revenue requirement; authorizing a rate adjustment mechanism for the construction of new gas-fired electric generating facilities; limiting the time that such rate adjustment mechanism may be implemented by a public utility; extending the timeline for the commission to make a determination of ratemaking principles and treatment prior to a public utility constructing or acquiring a stake in an electric generation or transmission facility; establishing procedural requirements to support the timely completion of such proceedings; amending K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 66-101j and 66-1239 and repealing the existing sections.

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House - Final Action - Passed as amended; - 03/13/2024

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (111):

Amyx, Anderson, Ballard, Bergkamp, Bergquist, Blew, Blex, Bloom, Borjon, Bryce, Buehler, Butler, Carlin, Carmichael, B. Carpenter, W. Carpenter, Carr, Clifford, Collins, Concannon, Corbet, Croft, Curtis, Delperdang, Dodson, Droge, Ellis, Eplee, Essex, Estes, Fairchild, Featherston, Francis, Gardner, Goddard, Goetz, Haskins, Haswood, Hawkins, Helgerson, Highberger, Hoffman, Hoheisel, Hougland, Howe, Howell, Howerton, Hoye, Johnson, Kessler, Landwehr, Lewis, Martinez, Mason, McDonald, McNorton, Melton, Meyer, D. Miller, S. Miller, Minnix, Moser, Murphy, Neelly, Neighbor, Ohaebosim, Oropeza, Osman, Ousley, Owens, Penn, Pickert, Poskin, Probst, Proctor, Rahjes, Resman, Rhiley, Robinson, Roth, L. Ruiz, S. Ruiz, Sanders, Sawyer, Sawyer Clayton, Schlingensiepen, Schreiber, Seiwert, A. Smith, C. Smith, E. Smith, Stogsdill, Sutton, Tarwater, Thomas, Thompson, Titus, Turner, Underhill, Vaughn, Waggoner, Wasinger, Waymaster, Weigel, White, K. Williams, L. Williams, Winn, Woodard, Xu, Younger,

Nay - (8):

Barth, Garber, Hill, Houser, Jacobs, Poetter Parshall, Schmoe, Turk,

Present but not Voting - (1):

V. Miller,

Absent and Not Voting - (5):

Alcala, Awerkamp, Donohoe, Humphries, Maughan,

Not Voting - (0):