Legislative Update, MARCH 2017

As of March 14, 2017, North Dakota legislative activities are as follows: 

Active Bills:


HB 1181   

Termination of wind agreements

North Dakotans for Comprehensive Energy Solutions Position: Support the current amended bill

YEAS: Anderson, B.; Anderson, D.; Anderson, P.; Beadle; Becker, Rich S.; Becker, Rick C.; Blum; Boe; Boehning; Boschee; Brabandt; Brandenburg; Carlson; Damschen; Delmore; Delzer; Devlin; Dobervich; Dockter; Ertelt; Grueneich; Guggisberg; Hanson; Hatlestad; Headland; Heinert; Hogan; Holman; Howe; Johnson, C.; Johnson, D.; Johnson, M.; Johnston; Jones; Kading; Karls; Kasper; Kempenich; Kiefert; Klemin; Koppelman, B.; Koppelman, K.; Laning; Longmuir; Louser; Magrum; Maragos; Marschall; Martinson; McWilliams; Meier; Mitskog; Mock; Monson; Nathe; Nelson, J.; Nelson, M.; O'Brien; Oliver; Olson; Owens; Paur; Pollert; Porter; Pyle; Roers Jones; Rohr; Ruby, D.; Sanford; Satrom; Schatz; Schmidt; Schneider; Schobinger; Schreiber-Beck; Seibel; Simons; Skroch; Steiner; Streyle; Sukut; Toman; Trottier; Vetter; Vigesaa; Weisz; Westlind; Zubke; Speaker Bellew 

NAYS: Bosch; Keiser; Lefor

HB 1378               

Aircraft Detection Systems for Wind Farms

North Dakotans for Comprehensive Energy Solutions Position: Oppose, recommend to amend the bill to apply only to future wind farms

YEAS: Anderson, B.; Anderson, D.; Anderson, P.; Beadle; Becker, Rich S.; Becker, Rick C.; Blum; Bosch; Boschee; Damschen; Delmore; Dobervich; Dockter; Ertelt; Grueneich; Guggisberg; Hanson; Hatlestad; Headland; Heinert; Hogan; Holman; Howe; Johnson, C.; Johnson, M.; Johnston; Jones; Kading; Karls; Kasper; Keiser; Kiefert; Klemin; Koppelman, B.; Koppelman, K.; Laning; Lefor; Longmuir; Maragos; Marschall; Martinson; McWilliams; Meier; Mitskog; Mock; Nathe; Nelson, J.; Nelson, M.; O'Brien; Oliver; Olson; Paur; Porter; Roers Jones; Rohr; Ruby, D.; Ruby, M.; Sanford; Satrom; Schatz; Schmidt; Schneider; Schobinger; SchreiberBeck; Seibel; Simons; Skroch; Steiner; Streyle; Sukut; Toman; Trottier; Vetter; Westlind 

NAYS: Boe; Boehning; Brabandt; Brandenburg; Carlson; Delzer; Devlin; Johnson, D.; Kempen

SB 2313        

Wind Siting and Decommissioning

North Dakotans for Comprehensive Energy Solutions Position: Oppose as it contains a problematic siting setback from non-participating landowners 

YEAS: Anderson; Armstrong; Bekkedahl; Bowman; Burckhard; Campbell; Casper; Clemens; Cook; Dotzenrod; Erbele; Hogue; Holmberg; Kannianen; Kilzer; Klein; Krebsbach; Laffen; Larson, D.; Lee, G.; Lee, J.; Luick; Marcellais; Mathern; Meyer; Myrdal; Oehlke; Osland; Piepkorn; Poolman; Roers; Schaible; Sorvaag; Unruh; Vedaa; Wardner 

NAYS: Dever; Grabinger; Heckaman; Kreun; Larsen, O.; Nelson; Oban; Robinson; Wanzek

SB 2314  

State Energy Plan

North Dakotans for Comprehensive Energy Solutions Position: Neutral. Would require an interim committee study the long-term energy plan for the state

YEAS: Anderson; Armstrong; Bekkedahl; Bowman; Burckhard; Campbell; Casper; Clemens; Cook; Dotzenrod; Erbele; Grabinger; Heckaman; Hogue; Holmberg; Kannianen; Kilzer; Klein; Krebsbach; Kreun; Laffen; Larsen, O.; Larson, D.; Lee, G.; Lee, J.; Luick; Meyer; Myrdal; Nelson; Oban; Oehlke; Osland; Poolman; Robinson; Roers; Rust; Schaible; Sorvaag; Unruh; Vedaa; Wanzek; Wardner 

NAYS: Dever; Marcellais; Mathern; Piepkorn

 

Defeated Bills


HB 1028               

Sales Tax Exemption, Extended the sales tax exemption for wind // BILL DEFEATED

North Dakotans for Comprehensive Energy Solutions Position: Supported

YEAS: Anderson, P.; Brandenburg; Dobervich; Guggisberg; Hanson; Monson; Nelson, J.; Schneider; Schobinger 

NAYS: Anderson, B.; Anderson, D.; Beadle; Becker, Rich S.; Becker, Rick C.; Blum; Boe; Boehning; Bosch; Boschee; Brabandt; Carlson; Damschen; Delmore; Delzer; Devlin; Dockter; Ertelt; Grueneich; Hatlestad; Headland; Heinert; Hogan; Holman; Howe; Johnson, C.; Johnson, D.; Johnston; Jones; Kading; Karls; Kasper; Keiser; Kempenich; Kiefert; Klemin; Koppelman, B.; Koppelman, K.; Laning; Lefor; Longmuir; Louser; Magrum; Maragos; Marschall; Martinson; McWilliams; Meier; Mitskog; Mock; Nathe; Nelson, M.; O'Brien; Oliver; Olson; Owens; Paur; Pollert; Porter; Pyle; Roers Jones; Rohr; Ruby, D.; Ruby, M.; Sanford; Satrom; Schatz; Schmidt; Schreiber-Beck; Seibel; Simons; Skroch; Steiner; Streyle; Sukut; Toman; Trottier; Vetter; Vigesaa; Weisz; Westlind; Zubke; Speaker Bellew

HB 1372               

Wind tax and PTC tax: Added $1.50/MWH tax and a 10% tax on the federal PTC // BILL DEFEATED

North Dakotans for Comprehensive Energy Solutions Position: OPPOSED

YEAS:  None (introduced by Rep. Roscoe Streyle).

NAYS: Anderson, B.; Anderson, P.; Beadle; Becker, Rich S.; Becker, Rick C.; Blum; Boe; Boehning; Bosch; Boschee; Brabandt; Brandenburg; Carlson; Damschen; Delmore; Delzer; Devlin; Dobervich; Dockter; Ertelt; Grueneich; Guggisberg; Hanson; Hatlestad; Heinert; Hogan; Holman; Howe; Johnson, C.; Johnson, D.; Johnson, M.; Johnston; Jones; Kading; Karls; Kasper; Keiser; Kempenich; Kiefert; Klemin; Koppelman, B.; Koppelman, K.; Laning; Lefor; Longmuir; Louser; Magrum; Maragos; Marschall; Martinson; McWilliams; Meier; Mitskog; Mock; Monson; Nathe; Nelson, J.; Nelson, M.; O'Brien; Oliver; Olson; Owens; Paur; Pollert; Porter; Roers Jones; Rohr; Ruby, D.; Ruby, M.; Sanford; Satrom; Schatz; Schmidt; Schneider; Schobinger; Schreiber-Beck; Simons; Skroch; Steiner; Streyle; Sukut; Toman; Trottier; Vetter; Vigesaa; Weisz; Westlind; Zubke; Speaker Bellew

SB 2209                

Would have transferred 70% of property tax revenue from wind projects to North Dakota general fund. // BILL DEFEATED

North Dakotans for Comprehensive Energy Solutions Position: OPPOSED

YEAS: Armstrong; Bekkedahl; Bowman; Burckhard; Casper; Clemens; Cook; Hogue; Kilzer; Klein; Larson, D.; Lee, G.; Oehlke; Poolman; Schaible; Unruh; Wardner 

NAYS: Anderson; Campbell; Dever; Dotzenrod; Erbele; Grabinger; Heckaman; Holmberg; Kannianen; Krebsbach; Kreun; Laffen; Larsen, O.; Lee, J.; Luick; Marcellais; Mathern; Meyer; Myrdal; Nelson; Oban; Osland; Piepkorn; Robinson; Roers; Rust; Sorvaag; Vedaa; Wanzek

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