Maine LD 1382: An Act To Assist Low-income Electricity Consumers

LD 1382 (subjects: PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION , PROCEDURES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1382&PID=1456&snum=127


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Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Christopher Johnson of Lincoln: (D – District 13) — e-mail | Facebook

4 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
4/30/2015 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.
4/30/2015 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.
2/25/2016 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report ACCEPTED.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/1/2016 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative GIDEON of Freeport, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Placed in the Legislative Files. (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Assist Low-income Electricity Consumers

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

Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA 3214, sub- 2, A, as enacted by PL 1997, c. 316, 3, is amended to read:

A. Receive funds collected by all transmission and distribution utilities in the State at a rate set by the commission in periodic rate cases and direct all settlement funds received after July 1, 2016 by any transmission and distribution utility pursuant to a damage award received pursuant to litigation with the United States Department of Energy concerning decommissioning costs related to Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company to be forwarded to the commission to be used for programs under this subsection; and

Sec. 2. PL 2013, c. 369, Pt. A, 27, sub- 2 is amended to read:

2. In fiscal year 2015-16. In fiscal year 2015-16, the Public Utilities Commission shall require the payment of a total of $2,000,000 of the settlement funds received by transmission and distribution utilities to the Efficiency Maine Trust to be used by the trust for electric efficiency and conservation programs pursuant to Title 35-A, section 10110 in accordance with the trust’s triennial plan. The proportional share of the $2,000,000 provided from each transmission and distribution utility’s settlement funds must be the same as that transmission and distribution utility’s proportional share of the total retail kilowatt hours delivered in this State by all the transmission and distribution utilities receiving settlement funds.

The commission shall require the direct that all remaining funds to be used to reduce the transmission and distribution utility’s rates in a manner that provides maximum benefit to the economy of the State for investments in measures that reduce residential heating costs for low-income electricity customers.

Sec. 3. PL 2013, c. 369, Pt. A, 27, sub- 3 is repealed.

SUMMARY

This bill amends the statutes regarding electric industry restructuring and Public Law 2013, chapter 369 to allocate Maine Yankee settlement funds to assist low-income electricity ratepayers in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 35-A, section 3214, subsection 2 by directing that transmission and distribution utilities are to pay to the Public Utilities Commission all funds received and that certain remaining funds be used for investments in measures that reduce residential heating costs for low-income electricity customers.

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