SB 490-3_ Filed 02/21/2000, 07:31


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HOUSE MOTION ____

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MR. SPEAKER:

    I move that Engrossed Senate Bill 490 be amended to read as follows:

SOURCE: Page 6, line 12; (00)MO049003.6. -->     Page 6, between lines 12 and 13, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 8-1-33; (00)MO049003.3. -->     "SECTION 3. IC 8-1-33 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 15, 2000 (RETROACTIVE)]:
     Chapter 33. Merchant Power Plants
    Sec. 1. The definitions in IC 8-1-2-1 apply throughout this chapter.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "merchant power plant" means a generating facility that produces electricity to be sold solely or primarily to the wholesale electricity market.
    Sec. 3. A merchant power plant may not be constructed or operated in Indiana unless one (1) of the following applies:
        (1) The commission approved construction and operation of the merchant power plant before February 15, 2000.
        (2) The commission approves construction and operation of the merchant power plant after April 30, 2001.
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SOURCE: Page 6, line 23; (00)MO049003.6. -->     Page 6, after line 23, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: ; (00)MO049003.5. -->     "SECTION 5. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) As used in this SECTION, "committee" refers to the regulatory flexibility committee established by IC 8-1-2.6-4.
    (b) As used in this SECTION, "merchant power plant" has the meaning set forth in IC 8-1-33-2 , as added by this act.
    (c) The committee shall study the following issues related to merchant power plants:
        (1) Local zoning.
        (2) Regulation by the Indiana utility regulatory commission and other state agencies, including certificates of need.
        (3) Public input into siting of merchant power plants.
        (4) Environmental impact issues.
        (5) Tax abatement and other tax issues.
        (6) The need for additional electrical capacity.
        (7) How the establishment of merchant power plants affects utility rates.
        (8) How the establishment of merchant power plants affects community cohesion and quality of life.
        (9) Any public health issues or concerns resulting from the establishment of merchant power plants.
        (10) Any other issues the committee considers relevant to the establishment of merchant power plants.
    (d) The committee shall issue a final report containing its findings or recommendations to the legislative council not later than December 31, 2000.
    (e) This section expires January 1, 2001.

SOURCE: ; (00)MO049003.6. -->     SECTION 6. An emergency is declared for this act.".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to ESB 490 as printed February 18, 2000.)

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Representative Saunders


MO049003/DI 75     2000