This act would establish a fee on companies that sell fossil fuels for consumption or distribution within the state. This act would also establish an "energize Rhode Island fund" to disburse the collected funds. The funds would be disbursed through rebates to all residents and businesses in the state as well as allocated to climate resilience, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate adaptation programs that benefit Rhode Islands, including low-income residents and small businesses. This act would take effect July 1, 2018, or on the date of its enactment, whichever date is the later.
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02/01/2018 Introduced, referred to House FinanceThu, Feb 1st 2018