Utility Transfers Act; SCC to find that acquisition will not cause rates of cooperative to increase. (HB665)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Utility Transfers Act; cooperatives to be held harmless. Requires the State Corporation Commission to find, prior to approving a distribution cooperative's application for approval of the acquisition of another utility, that the acquisition will not cause the rates of another distribution cooperative to increase. However, the Commission may approve the application if the petitioning cooperative agrees to hold harmless the other cooperatives from any increase in rates. In addition, the measure authorizes the Commission to adjust the rates of a distribution cooperative that received approval of an acquisition between July 1, 2007, and July 1, 2008, to provide for the collection of contributions sufficient to hold the other distribution cooperatives harmless for cost increases resulting from the approval of the application. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080058616
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/05/2008Impact statement from SCC (HB665)
02/12/2008Left in Commerce and Labor