|SB 0172||Increases penalties for violations of utility laws|
|LR Number:||S0649.01I||Fiscal Note:||0649-01|
|Committee:||Commerce and Environment|
|Last Action:||02/02/99 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce & Environment Committee||Journal page:|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1999|
SB 172 - This act revises certain penalties for violations by regulated utilities. The state penalty for violations of the federal Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1986 is increased to match the federal penalty whenever so required by federal law. The maximum federal penalty for violations of such safety standards is a fine of up to $10,000 per violation, limited to $500,000 per related series of violations.
This act is similar to SB 566 from 1998.