Legislative Activity

Nevada - 2017


AB-223 - AN ACT relating to energy efficiency programs; requiring an electric utility to submit to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada an energy efficiency plan designed to be cost effective; prescribing the contents of such a plan; requiring the Commission

Sponsored by Assembly(wo)men McCurdy, Brooks, Jauregui, Monroe-Moreno, Watkins, and Yeager; Senators Cannizzaro and Segerblom

Bill Summary

AB 223 will increase the number of energy efficiency programs for all Nevadans, helping us all save energy and money. Our savings on energy bills will be spent on other goods and services in our local economy, creating jobs and stimulating economic development.  AB223 helps lower-income Nevadans in particular as they spend a much higher proportion of their income on energy.

SWEEP supports this bill. See below for AB 223 Fact Sheet.

PLEASE TAKE THESE SIMPLE, BUT POWERFUL STEPS TO VOICE YOUR SUPPORT OF AB223 AND ENERGY BILL SAVINGS! THIS SHOULD TAKE LESS THAN 5 MINUTES!

  1. Go to the "Share Your Opinion on Bills" link on the NV Legislature web site: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/79th2017/A/
  2. Under "Bill Information and Opinion" there's a drop-down menu that says "Select a Bill" with an arrow pointing down.  Use this to select AB223.
  3. Next to "Your View," please select "Support". (Positive comments are optional, but not needed! What's important is to quickly get hundreds of supporters of AB223 on record asap! The hearing is Wednesday, March 1.)
  4. Fill out your name and address form to let the legislature know you're a Nevada resident.
  5. Click submit! That's it!

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AB-223 passed the Nevada Assembly 42-0 on April 26. It has been sent to the state senate for consideration.

 

Bill Activity

  • 2/13/2017: Introduced in Assembly; referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 2/20/2017: Sent to Assembly Commerce and Labor
  • 2/24/2017: Sent to subcommittee; Assembly Commerce and Labor
  • 3/01/2017: Heard in subcommittee, Assembly Commerce and Labor
  • 4/03/2017: Subcommittee recommends amend and do pass as amended, Assembly Commerce and Labor
  • 4/12/2017: Full committee passes as amended, Assembly Commerce and Labor
  • 4/25/2017: Assembly Final Passage Yea 42, Nay 0, Excused 0, Not Voting 0, Absent 0
  • 5/12/2017 Passed Senate Commerce, Labor & Energy Committee
  • 5/19/2017 Passed full Senate
  • 5/23/2017 Sent to governor for signature

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AB-5 - Provides for the creation of certain local improvement districts

Sponsored by Government Affairs

Bill Summary

SWEEP supports this PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) enabling legislation.  SWEEP supported the concept behind this bill while serving on the Clean Energy Technical Advisory Committee to Governor's Sandoval's New Energy Industry Task Force, along with representatives of Western Resource Advocates, the Clean Energy Project, the SIerra Club, the Nevada Conservation League, and other stakeholders.

The measure passed the Nevada state senate unanimously.

Bill Activity

  • 11/15/16 - Introduced in the Assembly
  • 2/202017 Assembly Commerce and Labor mentioned; sent to Government Affairs Committee
  • 4/12/2017 Assembly Commerce & Labor Committee hearing
  • 4/14/2017 Assembly Commerce & Labor Committee passed
  • 4/25/2017 Assembly final passage
  • 5/5/2017 Senate Government Affairs committee hearing
  • 5/17/2017 Senate Government Affairs Committee, passed as amended
  • 5/23/2017 Passed full Senate, 21-0
  • 5/24/2017 Senate sent back to Assembly to reconcile

SB 65 - Revises provisions related to the filing by certain electric utilities of an integrated resource plan

Sponsored by Commerce, Labor and Energy

Bill Summary

SWEEP supports this bill.  SWEEP advocated for the concept behind this bill while serving on the Clean Energy Technical Advisory Committee to Governor's Sandoval's New Energy Industry Task Force, along with representatives of Western Resource Advocates, the Clean Energy Project, the SIerra Club, the Nevada Conservation League, and other stakeholders.

Bill Activity

  • 11/17/16 -- Introduced in the Senate
  • 4/12/2017 Passed Senate Commerce & Labor Committee
  • 4/25/2017 Passed full Senate 21-0
  • 5/8/2017 Heard in Assembly Commerce & Labor Committee
  • 5/17/2017 Passed Assembly Commerce, Energy & Labor Committee

SB-150 - AN ACT relating to energy efficiency programs; requiring the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to establish for each electric utility and each provider of electric service in this State annual goals for energy savings resulting from the implementation

Sponsored by Senator Spearman

Bill Summary

SB-150 revises provisions related to energy efficiency programs.

SWEEP supports this bill.

The measure passed the Nevada state senate 21-0 and has been sent to the state assembly for consideration.

Bill Activity

  • 2/13/2017: Introduce in Senate; referred to Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy
  • 04/24/2017: Senate, from committee: Amend, and do pass as amended.
  • 04/25/2017 Senate, read third time. Passed, as amended. Title approved, as amended. (Yeas: 21, Nays: None.)
  • 04/26/2017: Assembly Read first time. Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 4/26/2017 Assembly, 1st reading, sent to Commerce & Labor Committee
  • 5/8/2017 Heard, Assembly Commerce & Labor Committee
  • 5/17/2017 Passed Assembly Commerce & Labor Committee
  • 6/2/2017 Passed full Assembly 34-5-3 (excused absences)

Senate Bill 17-145 - AN ACT relating to energy; establishing as part of the Solar Energy Systems Incentive Program a program for the payment of incentives for the installation of certain energy storage systems; creating the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Progra

Sponsored by Sen. Pat Spearman

Bill Summary

SB145 establishes a statewide policy to expand the use of electric vehicles and creates an Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program. The legislation also will require utilities to submit plans to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada showing how they will invest in charging stations and other infrastructure for electric cars. The measure further instructs the PUCN to instruct utilities to otherwise support customer adoption of electric vehicles.

SWEEP supported SB145.

 

 

Bill Activity

  • 2/13/2017 Introduced in Senate
  • 4/14/2017 Passed Senate
  • 5/8/2017 Assembly first hearing Commerce and Labor Committee
  • 4/10/2017 Passed Senate Commerce, Labor and Energy Committee
  • 5/31/2017 Signed by Gov. Sandoval

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