HB 7071: Utility Regulation
GENERAL BILL by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee ; Peters
Utility Regulation; Requires specified agency statements to be filed as rules; exempts certain rules from legislative ratification for designated period; revises provisions related to appointing & filling vacancies for PSC commissioners; prohibits commissioners appointed after certain date from serving more than two consecutive terms; prohibits former state legislators from serving on PSC for specified period; requires AG to appoint Public Counsel; specifies that Public Counsel serves at pleasure of AG; revises PSC authority over electric public utilities; provides for transfer of duties of OPC to AG Office; funds OPC from General Revenue Fund; authorizes sitting commissioners to serve 3 consecutive terms.
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Commerce Committee
Bill Text: PDF
• Introduced -HJ 357
• Referred to Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 421
• On Committee agenda-- Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee, 04/04/17, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
• Favorable by Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 2 -HJ 564
• Now in Commerce Committee -HJ 564
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Commerce Committee
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