HB382 (2021) Detail

Establishing a commission to study the utility rate structure of demand charges.


HB 382  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0499

10/11

 

HOUSE BILL 382

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the utility rate structure of demand charges.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Leishman, Hills. 24; Rep. Umberger, Carr. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill  establishes a commission to study the utility rate structure of demand charges.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0499

10/11

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT establishing a commission to study the utility rate structure of demand charges.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Public Utilities; Rates and Charges; Commission to Study the Utility Rate Structure of Demand Charges.  Amend RSA 378 by inserting after section 28 the following new section:

378:28-a  Commission to Study the Utility Rate Structure of Demand Charges.

I.  There is established a commission to study the utility rate structure of demand charges.  The commission shall examine demand charges utilities charge seasonal high demand businesses, such as the ski industry and certain construction industries, and the basis for determining and setting the rates for demand costs  whether based on a customer's monthly peak usage or other factors.

II.  The commission shall consist of the following members:

(a)  One member of the house science technology and energy committee, appointed by the speaker of the house.

(b)  One member of the senate energy and natural resources committee, appointed by the president of the senate.

(c)  One representative from the public utilities commission, appointed by the chair.

(d)  One representative of an industry which is subject to the demand charges, appointed by the governor.

(e)  One representative of a utility company that charges demand charges, appointed by the governor.

III.  Legislative members of the commission shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the commission.

IV.  The commission may solicit input from any person or entity the commission deems relevant to its study.

V.  The members of the commission shall elect a chairperson from among the members.  The first meeting of the commission shall be called by the house member.  The first meeting of the commission shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section.  Three members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

VI  The commission shall make a report with its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation on or before November 1, 2022 to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library.

2  Prospective Repeal.  RSA 378:28-a, relative to the commission to study the  utility rate structure of demand charges, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.

I.  Section 2 of this act shall take effect November 1, 2022.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect upon its passage.

Links

HB382 at GenCourtMobile
HB382 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2021 House Hearing
Oct. 26, 2021 House Exec Session
Nov. 15, 2021 House Floor Vote
Jan. 29, 2021 House Hearing
Nov. 15, 2021 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB382 Revision: 31710 Date: Jan. 10, 2021, 9:07 a.m.

Docket


: Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass


Nov. 16, 2021: Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass


Nov. 16, 2021: Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate HB382 11/15/2021 (Vote 11-10; RC)


: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate HB382 11/15/2021 (Vote 11-10; RC)


Oct. 26, 2021: Executive Session: 10/26/2021 10:00 a.m. LOB302-304


Sept. 7, 2021: Subcommittee Work Session: 09/15/2021 10:00 am LOB 302-304


Sept. 15, 2021: Subcommittee Work Session: 09/15/2021 10:00 am LOB 302-304


June 21, 2021: ==CANCELLED== Full Committee Work Session: 06/21/2021 10:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/98681120846


June 9, 2021: ==CANCELLED== Full Committee Work Session: 06/21/2021 10:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/98681120846


: Retained in Committee


March 23, 2021: Retained in Committee


Jan. 29, 2021: Public Hearing: 01/29/2021 10:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92874903669 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 20, 2021: Public Hearing: 01/29/2021 10:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/92874903669 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 2 P. 45


Jan. 10, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 2 P. 45