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CS/CS/HB 1081: Essential Electric Utility Service

GENERAL BILL by Commerce Committee ; Energy and Utilities Subcommittee ; Perez ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Slosberg

Essential Electric Utility Service; Establishes required element for each emergency management plan developed by county or counties to identify certain facilities deemed critical for restoration of electric services; specifies that certain utilities are not exempt from providing medically essential electric service; provides notification requirements; provides certification requirements for customers; revises penalties for falsification of such certification; requires certain health care practitioners to inform certain patients of certification process; requires such practitioners to complete certain medical certifications & document such certification.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Appropriations (AP)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/27/2017 House • Filed
1/7/2018 House • Referred to Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 95
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 95
1/11/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Energy and Utilities Subcommittee, 01/16/18, 11:30 am, 216 Capitol
1/16/2018 House • CS by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 362
1/17/2018 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
1/18/2018 House • Now in Commerce Committee -HJ 362
• CS by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 360
2/6/2018 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Commerce Committee, 02/08/18, 10:00 am, Webster Hall
2/8/2018 House • CS/CS by- Commerce Committee; YEAS 24 NAYS 4 -HJ 559
2/9/2018 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
2/12/2018 House • CS/CS by Commerce Committee read 1st time -HJ 556
2/13/2018 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 562
2/15/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/20/18
2/20/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 620
• Amendment(s) adopted (601493, 971157) -HJ 620, 623
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/21/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 649
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 110 NAYS 2 -HJ 649, 650
2/28/2018 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2018 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 728
• Received -SJ 764
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Policy