An Act To Facilitate the Protection of Electric Utility Consumer Interests in Public Utility Commission Cases Involving the Construction, Rebuilding or Relocating of Transmission Lines
Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA §3132, sub-§10-A is enacted to read:
Filing fees paid as required under this subsection must be segregated, apportioned and expended by the Office of the Public Advocate for the purposes of representing the interests of consumers in the proceeding before the commission or conducting public outreach to inform consumers about the proceeding. The Office of the Public Advocate shall return any portion of the filing fee that is not expended for these purposes to the person who paid the fee.
Sec. 2. 35-A MRSA §3132, sub-§10-B is enacted to read:
This subsection is repealed June 30, 2012.
Sec. 3. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
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Initiative: Provides a base allocation for expenditure of future assessments of transmission projects by the Office of the Public Advocate in representing the interests of affected ratepayers.
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS||2009-10||2010-11|
|OTHER SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS TOTAL||$500||$500|