Electric utilities; collection of fines assessed by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (SB1150)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Electric utilities; collection of FERC fines. Authorizes any electric utility that is assessed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with fines, penalties, or similar charges as a result of brownouts or blackouts in its service territory that are attributable to the utility's failure to have adequate transmission infrastructure, to recover its payments of fines, penalties, or similar charges from those customers receiving service within the planning district or districts where construction of transmission facilities was delayed or thwarted as the result of opposition from the utility's customers. Amends § 56-582, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070192832
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1150)
01/30/2007Assigned C&L sub: Utility Bills

Comments

Christy writes:

This is an absolutely insane bill. Basically, if the utility gets opposition to building any and all towers it wants to, and then gets penalized for not coming up with alternative solutions, the customers in the area who fought the towers have to pay the fines.