SB 1473 Electric utilities; recovery of costs of undergrounding distribution lines.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Electric utilities; undergrounding distribution lines. Declares that the replacement of any subset of an investor-owned electric utility's existing overhead distribution tap lines that have, in the aggregate, an average of nine or more total unplanned outage events-per-mile over a preceding 10-year period with new underground facilities in order to improve electric service reliability is in the public interest. The measure also provides that there shall be a rebuttable presumption that (i) the conversion of such facilities will provide local and system-wide benefits, (ii) the new underground facilities are cost beneficial, and (iii) the costs associated with the new underground facilities are reasonably and prudently incurred. An enactment clause provides that the measure shall apply to any applications pending with the Commission regarding new underground facilities on or after January 1, 2017. Another enactment clause directs an investor-owned incumbent electric utility to provide written notice to any cable operator of a cable television system that has attached its facilities to its poles that will be replaced in a project to underground existing overhead distribution tap lines not less than 90 days prior to relocating the utility's overhead distribution lines. The clause also establishes a procedure for negotiating a common shared underground easement.

Full text:
01/17/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17103391D  pdf | impact statement
02/02/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17103391D-E  pdf | impact statement
02/22/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1473ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0583)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
01/17/17  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 17103391D
01/17/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/30/17  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
02/01/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Read second time
02/02/17  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/02/17  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1473E
02/02/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Passed Senate (37-Y 3-N)
02/02/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17103391D-E
02/06/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/06/17  House: Read first time
02/06/17  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/17  House: Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  House: Read second time
02/17/17  House: Read third time
02/17/17  House: Passed House (92-Y 4-N 2-A)
02/17/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 4-N 2-A)
02/22/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/22/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1473ER)
02/22/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/22/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/23/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/17
02/23/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/16/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 583 (effective 1/1/17)
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0583)