SB17-271 - Investor-owned Utility Cost Recovery Transparency

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the development of a transparent process by which an investor-owned utility may recover actual costs from a property owner on whose behalf the utility has extended its service by connecting the property owner's property to the utility's service.

The bill requires the public utilities commission (commission) to open a nonadjudicatory proceeding to evaluate investor-owned gas or electric utilities' policies and procedures for load extension of service,including allocation of costs and identification of variables that affect construction and implementation time lines for extension of service. Gas-only investor-owned utilities are not subject to the commission's nonadjudicatory proceeding.

Upon completion of its evaluation, the commission shall issue a decision containing recommendations for investor-owned utilities' implementation of service extension. Within 90 days after the conclusion of the commission's nonadjudicatory proceeding, the commission may promulgate rules consistent with its findings.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: June 2, 2017
06/02/2017 - Governor Signed
05/18/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/18/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/18/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/03/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/01/2017 - House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/26/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
04/26/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/20/2017 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/06/2017 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/29/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy