FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 473
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES LOW (Sponsor), HOLSMAN, SKAGGS, OXFORD, ROORDA, ENGLUND, MORRIS AND McNEIL (Co-sponsors).
0631L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal sections 8.837 and 640.150, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to energy conservation.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Sections 8.837 and 640.150, RSMo, are repealed and two new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 8.837 and 640.150, to read as follows:
8.837. 1. By July 1, 1994, the department shall establish, by rule, a minimum energy efficiency standard for new and substantially renovated state buildings which shall be at least as stringent as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.01-1989, as revised, and shall be at least as stringent as any statewide energy efficiency standard required pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-486).
2. All new or substantially renovated state buildings for which design of such construction or renovation is initiated on or after July 1, 1994, shall meet applicable provisions of the minimum energy efficiency standard.
3. By July 1, 2011, all state buildings shall comply with the provisions set forth in the International Energy Conservation Code.
4. By July 1, 2014, all state agencies shall reduce by fifteen percent its current energy use for its state-owned or funded building. Such savings may then be reinvested in such facility to accommodate infrastructure needs.
5. All state agencies shall purchase lowest lifecycle cost equipment.
640.150. 1. The department of natural resources shall be vested with the powers and duties prescribed by law and shall have the power to carry out the following activities:
(1) Assessing the impact of national energy policies on this state's supply and use of energy and this state's public health, safety and welfare;
(2) Consulting and cooperating with all state and federal governmental agencies, departments, boards and commissions and all other interested agencies and institutions, governmental and nongovernmental, public and private, on matters of energy research and development, management, conservation and distribution;
(3) The monitoring and analyzing of all federal, state, local and voluntarily disclosed private sector energy research projects and voluntarily disclosed private sector energy related data and information concerning supply and consumption, in order to plan for the future energy needs of this state. All information gathered shall be maintained, revised and updated as an aid to any interested person, foundation or other organization, public or private;
(4) Analyzing the potential for increased utilization of coal, nuclear, solar, resource recovery and reuse, energy efficient technologies and other energy alternatives, and making recommendations for the expanded use of alternate energy sources and technologies;
(5) The development and promotion of state energy conservation programs, including:
(a) Public education and information in energy related areas;
(b) Developing energy efficiency standards for agricultural and industrial energy use and for new and existing buildings, to be promoted through technical assistance efforts by cooperative arrangements with interested public, business and civic groups and by cooperating with political subdivisions of this state;
(c) Preparing plans for reducing energy use in the event of an energy or other resource supply emergency;
(6) Providing free conservation training to recipients of utility assistance;
(7) Providing assistance to municipalities, cooperatives, utilities, and community groups to educate residents and assist them in weatherizing their homes to improve energy conservation.
2. No funds shall be expended to implement the provisions of this section until funds are specifically appropriated for that purpose.