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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 nuclear powered and 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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House - Final Action - Passed as amended; - 03/26/2024

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (107):

Alcala, Anderson, Awerkamp, Ballard, Barth, Bergkamp, Bergquist, Blew, Blex, Bloom, Borjon, Bryce, Buehler, Butler, Carlin, Carmichael, B. Carpenter, W. Carpenter, Clifford, Collins, Concannon, Corbet, Croft, Curtis, Delperdang, Dodson, Droge, Ellis, Eplee, Essex, Estes, Fairchild, Featherston, Francis, Garber, Gardner, Goddard, Goetz, Hawkins, Helgerson, Hill, Hoffman, Hoheisel, Howe, Howell, Howerton, Hoye, Humphries, Jacobs, Johnson, Kessler, Landwehr, Lewis, Martinez, Mason, Maughan, McNorton, Melton, D. Miller, S. Miller, V. Miller, Minnix, Moser, Murphy, Neelly, Neighbor, Ohaebosim, Osman, Owens, Penn, Pickert, Poetter Parshall, Poskin, Probst, Proctor, Rahjes, Resman, Rhiley, Robinson, Roth, Sanders, Sawyer, Sawyer Clayton, Schlingensiepen, Schmoe, Schreiber, Seiwert, A. Smith, C. Smith, E. Smith, Stiens, Stogsdill, Sutton, Tarwater, Thomas, Thompson, Titus, Turk, Turner, Underhill, Waggoner, Wasinger, Waymaster, Weigel, White, K. Williams, Younger,

Nay - (16):

Amyx, Carr, Haskins, Haswood, Highberger, Hougland, McDonald, Meyer, Oropeza, Ousley, L. Ruiz, S. Ruiz, Vaughn, Winn, Woodard, Xu,

Present but not Voting - (0):

Absent and Not Voting - (2):

Houser, L. Williams,

Not Voting - (0):