Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Chapter 66

H.P. 541 - L.D. 790

An Act To Waive Public Utilities Commission Approval of Special Contracts When the Contracts Apply to Detariffed Rates or Terms

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA §703, sub-§3-A,  as enacted by PL 1995, c. 254, §3, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:

3-A Special contracts.   A public utility, subject to the commission's approval, may make a contract for a definite term for its product or service, but the published rates for the product or service may not be changed during the term of the contract without the commission's consent. If the commission grants to a telephone utility or a group of telephone utilities an exemption pursuant to section 307-A from the requirement to file rate schedules or terms and conditions, that telephone utility or group of telephone utilities is exempt from the requirements for commission approval and consent under this subsection to the same extent as the exemption granted by the commission pursuant to section 307-A.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333