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SB 2785 - Establishes Regulations for an Undersea Power Cable - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Regulations for an Undersea Power Cable

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (22-3) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Regulations for an Undersea Power Cable

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that authorizes the regulation of an undersea power cable, effective July 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires a cable company to be approved by the public utilities commission prior to beginning commercial operation of an undersea power cable (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes an electric utility company to establish an automatic rate adjustment clause if the company’s capital expenditure costs, including revenue requirements, are approved by the public utilities commission (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that revenue requirements include, but are not limited to, the following (Sec. 2):
    • A commission-approved rate of return on the electric utility company's net investment in on-island transmission infrastructure;
    • Depreciation; and
    • Revenue taxes and other commission approved costs.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (45-6) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-1) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes Regulations for an Undersea Power Cable

Sponsors

  • Shan S. Tsutsui (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
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