LD 1784 LR 2781(02)
An Act To Reform Regulation of Consumer-owned Water Utilities
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Minor cost increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill allows the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to grant exemptions to individual consumer-owned water utilities or a class of consumer-owned water utilities from certain regulations under Title 35-A. The PUC must adopt rules to ensure that customers of a consumer-owned water utility may petition the PUC to revoke an exemption and establish standards and procedures for granting exemptions to consumer-owned water utilities. Any additional costs to PUC to undertake these activities are expected to be minor and can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.