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SB 232, 68th Regular Session
Relating to the regulation of utilities and to the continuation of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to its powers and duties, administration, staff, and funding; relating to the qualifications, powers and duties, and activities of the commission members and employees and personnel during and after the term of service or employment; prohibiting employment of former commission employees under certain circumstances; establishing the Office of Public Utility Counsel and prescribing its powers and duties; providing for a public utility counsel or counsellor and prescribing his or her qualifications, powers, and duties; requiring audits; requiring certain reports and forecasts by utilities and the commission; providing rules and considerations for approval of building new facilities and for fixing or regulating rates to be allowed or changed by utilities; providing for hearings; relating to ratemaking procedures by municipalities and appeals; providing for judicial review of proceedings of the utility commission; adding special policy and provisions as to the authority and power of the commission over telecommunications utilities; reenacting the Public Utility Regulatory Act, as amended; removing the railroad commission and regulation of gas utilities from the coverage of the Act.
Last action: Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
Author: Kent Caperton
Sponsor: Jim Turner
Remarks: Direct referral to House subcmmittee. House Subcommittee Members: Keller- Chairman, and full State Affairs Committee.
Senate Conference Committee Members: Caperton, chair; Farabee, Doggett, Parmer, Howard.
House Conference Committee Members: Chair- Bomer, Keller, Turner, Short, Laney.
HR 469 and SR 666 allow for changes in conference committee.
Session Law Chapter:
Acts 1983, 68th R.S.,ch. 274, General and Special Laws of Texas
Committee Report (House Study Group)
PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION
PUBLIC UTILITY COUNSEL, OFFICE OF
PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY ACT
State Agencies, Boards & Commissions
House Committee: State Affairs ()
April 13 1983 | April 26 1983 | May 5 1983 | May 9 1983
Senate Committee: State Affairs ()
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