Key Votes

SB 2793 - Utility Rate Increases During Planning or Construction of Plants - Key Vote

Mississippi Key Votes

Alan Nunnelee voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Utility Rate Increases During Planning or Construction of Plants

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (80-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Utility Rate Increases During Planning or Construction of Plants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report for a bill that authorizes the state Public Service Commission to allow energy companies to charge consumers for the cost of planning and constructing new facilities before they become operational.

Highlights:
- Allows the Public Service Commission to include the expenditures connected with new facility construction in a utility's rates, whether or not the construction of any facility in question is completed [Sec. 3 (1)(a)]. - Prevents a public utility from ceasing construction of a generating facility after a permit for construction is granted, unless the Public Service Commission decides that the facility is no longer in the public interest [Sec. 3 (1)(e)]. - Creates a board to advise the Public Service Commission and requires the commission to submit a written report to the advisory board every six months (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (41-4) - (Key vote)

Title: Utility Rate Increases During Planning or Construction of Plants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report for a bill that authorizes the state Public Service Commission to allow energy companies to charge consumers for the cost of planning and constructing new facilities before they become operational.

Highlights:
- Allows the Public Service Commission to include the expenditures connected with new facility construction in a utility's rates, whether or not the construction of any facility in question is completed [Sec. 3 (1)(a)]. - Prevents a public utility from ceasing construction of a generating facility after a permit for construction is granted, unless the Public Service Commission decides that the facility is no longer in the public interest [Sec. 3 (1)(e)]. - Creates a board to advise the Public Service Commission and requires the commission to submit a written report to the advisory board every six months (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (107-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Creating a Select Committee on Base Load Generation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report for a bill that authorizes the state Public Service Commission to allow energy companies to charge consumers for the cost of planning and constructing new facilities before they become operational.

Highlights:
- Requires the select committee to make a report of its findings, including any proposed legislation, by December 1, 2008 [Amdt. 1, Sec. 1(1)]. - Requires the select committee to dissolve by or before December 1, 2008 [Amdt. 1, Sec. 1(6)].
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (38-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Utility Rate Increases During Planning or Construction of Plants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill authorizing the state Public Service Commission to let energy companies charge consumers for the cost of planning and constructing new facilities before they become operational.

Highlights:
- Allows rates to be raised regardless of whether construction of new facilities is completed or the facilities in question become commercially operational. [Sec. 3 (1)(a)]. - Takes effect immediately after the bill is signed into law. (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Utility Rate Increases During Planning or Construction of Plants

Sponsors

  • H. Nolan Mettetal (MS - R) (Out Of Office)