Nebraska Revised Statute 66-1015
Chapter 66 Section 1015
Energy Conservation Improvement Fund; created; investment; department; duties.
(1) The Energy Conservation Improvement Fund is created. There shall be a separate subaccount within the fund for each eligible entity remitting funds and administering a program of eligible energy conservation improvements. The fund shall be administered by the department. Funds shall be remitted by the department to the State Treasurer for deposit in the proper subaccount of the fund from funds remitted by the eligible entity and state matching funds as provided in subsection (2) of this section.
(2)(a) No later than September 1, 2012, and no later than September 1 of each even-numbered year thereafter, any eligible entity planning on administering a program of eligible energy conservation improvements shall notify the department of the amount the entity plans to remit pursuant to subdivision (2)(b) of this section for each of the next two fiscal years.
(b) Commencing July 1, 2014, any eligible entity may remit up to fifty thousand dollars per fiscal year for deposit in the subaccount of the fund for that eligible entity. The amount deposited shall be matched from the amount transferred by the state to the fund as provided in subsection (3) of this section and deposited in the subaccount of the eligible entity. Amounts for deposit shall be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and when a total of two hundred fifty thousand dollars of deposits from eligible entities has been received in a fiscal year, no further deposits shall be accepted. Any deposits received from eligible entities after the dollar limit has been reached shall be returned to the eligible entity. Any nonencumbered amount remaining in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall be transferred to the General Fund.
(3) Commencing July 1, 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter, it is the intent of the Legislature to transfer two hundred fifty thousand dollars from the General Fund to the Energy Conservation Improvement Fund for the purposes of this section.
(4) Any money in the fund available for investment shall be invested by the state investment officer pursuant to the Nebraska Capital Expansion Act and the Nebraska State Funds Investment Act.