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Bill Detail: SB19-250

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Title Limit Tiered Rates Electric Utilities
Status Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (05/02/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Energy
House Sponsors D. Esgar (D)
J. Rich (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Scott (R)
L. Garcia (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 04/17/2019
Description

Current law allows heat, light, gas, water, power, and telephone
utilities to establish a graduated scale of charges known as tiered rates.
Based on a legislative finding that electric utilities' generation costs have
substantially declined, the bill requires electric utilities that are currently
charging a residential tiered rate to file with the public utilities

commission a revised residential rate design by April 30, 2020, to take
effect on or before June 1, 2020, that collapses the residential summer
tiered rate into a single rate that applies to all kilowatt-hours consumed
by the residential customer during the summer. The single rate must be
designed to collect the same revenues during the summer as the tiered rate
was designed to collect. An electric utility cannot charge a residential
tiered rate or residential inverted block rate until the utility files a new
electric rate case.

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