Bill Text: NH SB206 | 2019 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Excluding the cost of lobbying and political activity from the rates of public utilities.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2019-07-16 - Signed by the Governor on 07/12/2019; Chapter 244; Effective 09/10/2019 [SB206 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2019-SB206-Amended.html

SB 206 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

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SENATE BILL 206

 

AN ACT excluding the cost of lobbying and political activity from the rates of public utilities.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Rep. Hennessey, Graf. 1; Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill excludes the costs of lobbying and political activity from the rates or charges of public utilities.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT excluding the cost of lobbying and political activity from the rates of public utilities.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; Public Utilities; Rates and Charges; Exclusion Added.  Amend RSA 378 by inserting after section 30-d the following new section:

378:30-e  Exclusion of Lobbying and Political Activity Costs From Rates.  The commission shall exclude the cost of lobbying and political activity from the rates of public utilities.  For purposes of this section, "lobbying" is any activity requiring registration pursuant to RSA 15:1 and "political activity" is any activity conducted in support of a candidate committee, a political committee, or an inaugural committee, or in support of or opposition to a candidate for public office, regardless of whether such lobbying or political activity is undertaken directly or indirectly on behalf of a public utility.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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