SB 1078 Changes the complaint process for alleging excessive utility rates
Sponsor: Bray
LR Number: 5217S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Commerce, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 2/21/2006 - Second Read and Referred S Commerce, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page: S278
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Effective Date: August 28, 2006

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Current Bill Summary

SB 1078 - This act removes the requirement that a complaint made to the Public Service Commission pertaining to excessive utility rates must be made with the signatures of local government officials or twenty-five customers. The act directs any utility that has a complaint filed against them to file a bond conditioned upon a refund for any rates or charges determined to be excessive by the commission. The calculation for such a refund is described in the act. The act directs the commission to decide any such complaint within eleven months of the complaint filing.