HB1555 (2018) Detail

Relative to participation by the public utilities commission in regional activities.


HB 1555 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

15Mar2018... 0326h

2018 SESSION

18-2062

10/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1555

 

AN ACT relative to participation by the public utilities commission in regional activities.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Harrington, Straf. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the public utilities commission and the office of the consumer advocate to advocate against regional or federal policies which are inconsistent with the policies in this state or which would have rate impacts determined to be unjust or unreasonable.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

15Mar2018... 0326h 18-2062

10/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to participation by the public utilities commission in regional activities.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

 

1  Electric Utility Restructuring; Participation by the Public Utilities Commission in Regional Activities.  Amend RSA 374-F:8 to read as follows:

374-F:8  Participation in Regional Activities.  The commission shall advocate for New Hampshire interests before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other regional and federal bodies.  The commission shall participate in the activities of the New England Conference of Public Utility Commissioners, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and the New England States Committee on Electricity, or other similar organizations, and work with the New England Independent System Operator and NEPOOL to advance the interests of New Hampshire with respect to wholesale electric issues, including policy goals relating to fuel diversity, renewable energy, and energy efficiency, and to assure nondiscriminatory open access to a safe, adequate, and reliable transmission system at just and reasonable prices.  The commission shall advocate against proposed regional or federal rules or policies that are inconsistent with the policies, rules, or laws of New Hampshire.  In its participation in regional activities, the commission shall consider how other states’ policies will impact New Hampshire rates and work to prevent or minimize any rate impact the commission determines to be unjust or unreasonable.

2  Office of the Consumer Advocate.  Amend RSA 363:28, IV to read as follows:

IV.  The consumer advocate shall have authority to promote and further consumer knowledge and education.  The consumer advocate shall advocate against proposed regional or federal rules or policies that are inconsistent with the policies, rules, or laws of New Hampshire.  In its participation in regional activities, the consumer advocate shall consider how other states’ policies will impact New Hampshire rates and work to prevent or minimize any rate impact the consumer advocate determines to be unjust or unreasonable.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1555 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2018 House Hearing
Feb. 20, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 6, 2018 House Floor Vote
April 17, 2018 Senate Hearing
April 26, 2018 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1555 Revision: 3582 Date: April 26, 2018, 10:14 a.m.
HB1555 Revision: 3285 Date: March 16, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
HB1555 Revision: 1978 Date: Nov. 9, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2018 Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 1 P. 15
Jan. 16, 2018 Public Hearing: 01/16/2018 10:45 AM LOB 304
Feb. 13, 2018 ==TIME CHANGE== Full Committee Work Session: 02/13/2018 10:00 AM LOB 304
Feb. 20, 2018 Full Committee Work Session: 02/20/2018 11:00 AM LOB 304
Feb. 20, 2018 Executive Session: 02/20/2018 LOB 304
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0326h (Vote 11-8; RC)
March 6, 2018 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0326h for 03/06/2018 (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 9 P. 64
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 15, 2018 Amendment # 2018-0326h: AA VV 03/15/2018 HJ 8 P. 46
March 15, 2018 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0326h: MA VV 03/15/2018 HJ 8 P. 46
March 21, 2018 Introduced 03/21/2018 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 10
April 17, 2018 Hearing: 04/17/2018, Room 103, SH, 10:00 am; SC 17
April 26, 2018 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/26/2018; SC 18
April 26, 2018 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/26/2018; SJ 14
May 3, 2018 Enrolled (In recess 05/03/2018); SJ 17
May 3, 2018 Enrolled 05/03/2018