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144th General Assembly
Senate Bill # 263

Primary Sponsor: McDowell Additional Sponsor(s):    Rep. Thornburg
CoSponsors: Sens. Bunting, Venables, Copeland, Simpson & Reps. Hocker, McWilliams
Introduced on : 05/14/2008
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO A REGIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS INITIATIVE AND CO2 EMISSION TRADING PROGRAM.
Synopsis:This bill grants legal authority for Delaware to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) CO2 cap and trade program. The bill grants DNREC the authority to implement the program including promulgating regulations and implementing or participating in an allowance auction as necessary to fulfill the goals of the program. This bill further requires that all proceeds from the sale of RGGI CO2 allowances be used for public benefit purposes and directs revenues to the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) for the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to programs designed to help low income ratepayers, to a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program and to DNREC for administration of the program.


Current Status: Signed   On   06/30/2008
Volume Chapter76:262
Fiscal Note:
F/N
Date Governor acted:06/30/2008
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Amendments: SA 1 to SB 263 - Stricken
SA 2 to SB 263 - Stricken
SA 3 to SB 263 - Defeated
SA 4 to SB 263 - Stricken
HA 1 to SB 263 - Stricken
Committee Reports:
Senate Committee report 06/04/08 F=0 M=5 U=0----->Committee Report
House Committee Report 06/18/08 F=0 M=8 U=0---->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
Senate vote: () Passed 6/11/08 6:39:35 PM------->Voting Record
House vote: () Passed 6/24/08 2:58:09 PM------->Voting Record
Actions History:
Jun 30, 2008 - Signed by Governor
Jun 24, 2008 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 24, 2008 - Amendment HA 1 - Stricken
Jun 18, 2008 - Reported Out of Committee (ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES) in House with 8 On Its Merits
Jun 18, 2008 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 12, 2008 - Introduced and Assigned to Energy and Natural Resources Committee in House
Jun 11, 2008 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 15 YES 5 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 11, 2008 - Amendment SA 4 - Stricken
Jun 11, 2008 - Amendment SA 3 - Defeated by Senate. Votes: Defeated 3 YES 17 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 11, 2008 - Amendment SA 3 defeated
Jun 11, 2008 - Amendment SA 2 - Stricken
Jun 05, 2008 - Amendment SA 1 - Stricken
Jun 04, 2008 - Amendment SA 4 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
Jun 04, 2008 - Amendment SA 3 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
Jun 04, 2008 - Reported Out of Committee (ENERGY & TRANSIT) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
Jun 03, 2008 - Amendment SA 2 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
Jun 03, 2008 - Amendment SA 1 - Introduced and Placed With the Bill in Senate
May 14, 2008 - Assigned to Energy & Transit Committee in Senate
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