Massachusetts carbon pricing bills S. 1821 by Senator Michael Barrett and H. 1726 by Representative Jennifer Benson will have a hearing on Tuesday, June 20th from 1 pm to 5 pm in the Gardner Auditorium.
Carbon Pricing State Updates
The House bill (HB5369) to establish a carbon price in Rhode Island was heard in committee on May 17th and held for further study. The status is available here, and the bill language can be found here.
A bill to study carbon pricing in New Hampshire, SB123, was voted “Inexpedient to Legislate” by a 10-9 vote in the House Science, Technology and Energy Committee. The bill had previously passed the Senate. Both majority and minority reports were issued. More information is available here: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_status.aspx?lsr=910&sy=2017&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2017&txtbillnumber=SB123&q=1
The bill text, S 0365, is available here: https://track.govhawk.com/bills/910041
Four proposals to price carbon emissions and simultaneously boost the economy have been introduced in Vermont. The bills vary in how they would allocate revenue from a carbon price and the key provisions are included below along with a link to the bill. H.528: Would double the earned income tax credit for low-income Vermont residents, […]
The fee would start at $15 per ton of CO2, increasing by $5 per ton annually. 25% of funds would go toward climate resilience, efficiency and other renewable energy programs, 30% would provide dividends to employers in the state, 40% would provide dividends to state residents, while no more than five percent would go toward […]
The bill, which establishes a study commission (SB123), passed the Senate on February 9th and was taken up by the House on March 7th. More information is available here: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_status.aspx?lsr=910&sy=2017&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2017&ddlsponsors=209061
A bill to require a carbon tax and cap and trade study (H.394) is sponsored by Representative Mollie Burke. This bill proposes to require the Joint Fiscal Office to study the costs and benefits to Vermont of carbon pricing and cap and trade models to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and submit a report of its […]