Maine LD 1339: An Act To Provide Relief to Maine Ratepayers

LD 1339 (subjects: ELECTRIC UTILITIES , RATES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1339&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Michael Thibodeau of Waldo: (R – District 11) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

3 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
4/14/2015 Senate Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Woodsome of York REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/14/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. in concurrence
6/30/2015 House Carried over to any special and/or regular session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. , in concurrence.
7/21/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992.
3/23/2016 Senate Reports READ.
Senator WOODSOME of York moved to ACCEPT the Minority Ought to Pass as Amended Report.

On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending Motion by Senator WOODSOME of York to ACCEPT the Minority Ought to Pass As Amended Report
Unfinished Business
3/24/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
3/28/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
3/29/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
3/30/2016 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, On motion by Senator WOODSOME of York the Minority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call Number 568 Yeas 19 – Nays 13 – Excused 2 – Absent 0 PREVAILED

READ ONCE

Committee Amendment “A” (S-424) READ and ADOPTED

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-424)
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
3/31/2016 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 541
(Yeas 77 – Nays 69 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/1/2016 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin The Senate ADHERED To ACCEPTANCE of the Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report AND PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-424) In NON-CONCURRENCE
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/4/2016 House On motion of Representative McCABE of Skowhegan, TABLED pending FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
Later today assigned.
4/4/2016 House Unfinished Business
4/5/2016 House Unfinished Business
4/7/2016 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Provide Relief to Maine Ratepayers

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA 3212, sub- 2, E is enacted to read:

E. If the commission does not receive a bid to provide standard offer service for less than 10 per kilowatt hour for a class of customer in a transmission and distribution utility’s service territory, the commission, for that class of customer in the transmission and distribution utility’s service territory, shall reject all the bids received and, notwithstanding section 3210, suspend the renewable portfolio standard under that section and issue a new request for proposals. For a bid accepted by the commission following the new request for proposals that is less than 10 per kilowatt hour for a class of customer in a transmission and distribution utility’s service territory, the suspension of the renewable portfolio standards remains in effect for the duration of that standard offer period.

summary

This bill requires the Public Utilities Commission to reject all bids to provide standard offer service for a customer class in a transmission and distribution utility’s service territory if none of the bids for that customer class are less than 10 per kilowatt hour. When this occurs, the commission is required to suspend the portfolio requirements for renewable capacity resources and issue a new request for proposals for each customer class that did not obtain a bid less than 10 per kilowatt hour. The suspension of the portfolio requirements remains in effect for the duration of the new standard offer period.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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