Bill Status of SB3441  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Steve McClure - Rachel Ventura, Sally J. Turner, Laura M. Murphy, Ram Villivalam, Paul Faraci, Christopher Belt and Cristina Castro

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/15/2024SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Safety Moratorium on Carbon Dioxide Pipelines Act. Establishes a temporary statewide moratorium on construction of carbon dioxide pipelines until certain studies at the federal and State levels are conducted. Details requirements for the State study regarding the safety of carbon dioxide pipelines, which include receiving input from first responders, analyzing pipeline ruptures or leaks in a variety of settings, and recommending setbacks and funding based on that analysis. Provides that pending applications for carbon dioxide pipelines shall be held in abeyance. Provides for expiration of the temporary moratorium after four years, or when new safety standards pursuant to required studies are established, or upon adoption of certain ensuing legislation, which is detailed as including setbacks for safe evacuation, specifications limiting eminent domain, funding for first responders, funding for required actions at carbon sequestration sites, expanded monitoring at carbon sequestration sites, specification for long-term liability in the event of a disaster, a ban on the use of captured carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery, emissions limits for air pollutants, requirements regarding greenhouse gas lifecycle analysis with prohibitions on carbon capture unless certain showings are made, a mandate that alternatives to capture be evaluated, public participation opportunities, and additional protections, including a prohibition related to protecting "sole source" aquifers designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Defines terms. Makes findings. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/8/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Steve McClure
  2/8/2024SenateFirst Reading
  2/8/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/9/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Sally J. Turner
  2/20/2024SenateAssigned to Energy and Public Utilities
  3/15/2024SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  3/18/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  3/22/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/1/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Paul Faraci
  4/4/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  4/29/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  5/3/2024SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachel Ventura