An Act To Improve the Record Keeping of the Public Utilities Commission
Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA §1318, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6, is amended to read:
The record must include the results and conclusions of proceedings, investigations, formal public hearings and complaints, including, but not limited to, orders, findings, decisions and settlement agreements.
Sec. 2. 35-A MRSA §1318, sub-§3 is enacted to read:
This bill amends the law governing the record-keeping requirements of the Public Utilities Commission. Current law requires that the commission maintain a complete record of proceedings, investigations and formal public hearings. The bill adds the requirement to maintain a record of complaints. It also specifies that the required records be permanently maintained and include results and conclusions, including orders, findings, decisions and settlement agreements. Finally, the bill requires the commission, upon request of a public utility customer, to reconstruct, to the extent possible, the record of a proceeding, investigation, formal public hearing or complaint that was disposed of prior to the requirement that a permanent record be maintained.