Bill InformationEdit

Title: An ACT relating to geothermal wells.

Sponsor: Sen. Stan Humphries

Date Introduced: 12 February 2016

What Does It Do?Edit

SB171 amends previous statutes to define geothermal "vertical closed loop well" and "borehole." It then allows geothermal vertical closed loop wells and geothermal boreholes to be regulated by the Kentucky Cabinet for Energy and Environment and the Kentucky Water Well Certification Board.

What Are the Politics?Edit

This bill is mostly bipartisan.

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Final ResolutionEdit

Senate Bill 171 died, never making it out of committee.