SB 373

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 22, 2021
  • Passed House Apr 13, 2021
  • Governor

Carbon credit market, carbon sequestration, and federal mandates.

Abstract

Requires the state department of agriculture and the department of natural resources, in consultation with Purdue University, the utility regulatory commission (IURC), agricultural producers, woodland owners, foresters, certain technical experts, the agricultural industry, the forest industry, and environmental and conservation groups, to: (1) study and make findings and recommendations concerning the potential role of the state in a voluntary carbon credit market; and (2) issue a written report to the general assembly. Requires the director of the department of natural resources to designate the operator of the carbon sequestration pilot project (pilot project) before July 31, 2021. Provides that material compliance by the pilot project with a permit for a Class VI carbon dioxide underground injection well is an affirmative defense for the pilot project against certain civil actions or claims. Provides that: (1) a claimant may overcome the affirmative defense by proving actual interference with the use of the property or direct physical injury to tangible property; and (2) recovery by a public utility for any effect of the pilot project on the sources of the utility's public water supply is not prohibited or limited. Defines a "federal phaseout mandate" as any federal statutory or regulatory requirement that: (1) is established after April 20, 2021, by Congress, a federal agency, or a federal executive order; and (2) requires the phaseout or discontinuance of a particular type of electric generating facility, technology, or fuel source. Requires the IURC to consider in the context of: (1) applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity for new generating facilities; and (2) integrated resource planning; the impact of federal phaseout mandates on the estimated useful life of certain generating facilities of an electric utility, including on depreciation expense associated with such facilities.

Bill Sponsors (17)

Votes


Actions


Apr 14, 2021

House

Returned to the Senate with amendments

Apr 13, 2021

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 432: yeas 65, nays 30

Apr 12, 2021

House

Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

House

Amendment #2 (Soliday) prevailed; voice vote

Apr 08, 2021

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Apr 06, 2021

House

Representative Dvorak added as cosponsor

House

Representative Errington added as cosponsor

Apr 05, 2021

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

House

Referred to Committee on Judiciary pursuant to House Rule 84

  • Referral-Committee
judiciary pursuant to house rule 84

Mar 04, 2021

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Natural Resources

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
natural resources

Feb 23, 2021

Senate

Referred to the House

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 161: yeas 33, nays 16

Senate

Senator Randolph added as coauthor

Senate

House sponsor: Representative Lehe

Senate

Cosponsor: Representative Abbott D

Feb 18, 2021

Senate

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Feb 15, 2021

Senate

Senator Tallian added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Ford Jon added as coauthor

Feb 11, 2021

Senate

Senator Qaddoura added as coauthor

Feb 04, 2021

Senate

Senators Perfect, Lanane, Tomes, Doriot added as coauthors

Feb 01, 2021

Senate

Committee report: do pass, adopted

Jan 28, 2021

Senate

Senator Yoder added as coauthor

Jan 25, 2021

Senate

Senator Niemeyer added as second author

Senate

Senator Bassler added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Ford J.D. added as third author

Jan 12, 2021

Senate

Authored by Senator Glick

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Natural Resources

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
natural resources

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (H) PDF
Senate Bill (H) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (H) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0373.05.ENGH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: SB0373.05.ENGH.FN002 PDF

Sources

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