Water public utilities; rate increases. (SB1014)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Water public utilities; rate increases. Prohibits the State Corporation Commission from authorizing a water public utility, including a small water utility, from increasing its approved rates, fees, or charges through the use of a surcharge for non-revenue-generating infrastructure replacement or a similar surcharge pursuant to which the utility utilizes an automatic rate adjustment feature to increase its rates, fees, or charges. The measure further provides that the rates, fees, and charges that the Commission has approved for a utility to charge its customers shall not be authorized to increase above the amounts specified in an order of the Commission unless the Commission specifically increases such amounts in an order entered by the Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102150D
01/04/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/12/2017Impact statement from SCC (SB1014)
01/20/2017Impact statement from DHCD (SB1014)
01/30/2017Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB1014)
01/30/2017Committee substitute printed to LIS only 17104659D-S1
01/30/2017Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Impact statement from SCC (SB1014S1)