H.5045 Net Metering Cap Increase (Table Motion to Recommit)
Rep. James Smith made a motion to recommit the bill to committee which would have killed it. Rep. Forrester, a supporter of the bill, made a motion to “table” the motion to recommit. The House voted 51-50 on April 5, 2018 to table the motion to recommit, letting debate on the bill continue. This table motion to recommit vote is the focus of this scored vote.
While this vote was a loss, the early vote picture allowed our clean-energy champions to work to flip votes on the floor, ultimately allowing a bipartisan coalition of clean energy champions to kill H.5045 through a continuance vote of 61-39.
Killing this bill allowed the House to proceed to debate and discussion on H.4421, the solar jobs bill.
- This is a procedural vote on an Anti-Conservation Bill.
- The Pro-Conservation Vote was NO for tabling the motion to recommit
- The bill passed died in the House.