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SB 974: Public Utility Environmental Remediation Costs

GENERAL BILL by Rodriguez

Public Utility Environmental Remediation Costs; Authorizing a municipality or a county operating under a home rule charter to file a request with the Public Service Commission for a hearing for a determination of prudence on environmental damage caused by a public utility; requiring that pending hearings regarding recovery for remediation of such environmental damage be stayed until after the commission makes such determination or until the request is dismissed; prohibiting the utility from recovering expenditures to remedy the damage upon a finding that the utility did not act prudently, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Environmental Preservation and Conservation (EP)
  4. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/15/2017 Senate • Filed
2/23/2017 Senate • Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Community Affairs; Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Rules -SJ 109
3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 109
5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities