Bill Text: TX SB1076 | 2023-2024 | 88th Legislature | Engrossed

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Bill Title: Relating to the deadline for approving a certificate of public convenience and necessity for certain transmission projects.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2023-06-02 - Effective immediately [SB1076 Detail]

Download: Texas-2023-SB1076-Engrossed.html
 
 
  By: King S.B. No. 1076
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the deadline for approving a certificate of public
  convenience and necessity for certain transmission projects.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 37.057, Utilities Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 37.057.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION FOR NEW TRANSMISSION
  FACILITY. The commission must approve or deny an application for a
  certificate for a new transmission facility not later than the
  180th day after [the first anniversary of] the date the application
  is filed. If the commission does not approve or deny the
  application on or before that date, a party may seek a writ of
  mandamus in a district court of Travis County to compel the
  commission to decide on the application.
         SECTION 2.  The changes in law made by this Act apply only to
  a proceeding affecting a certificate of public convenience and
  necessity that commences on or after the effective date of this Act.
  A proceeding affecting a certificate of public convenience and
  necessity that commenced before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect on the date the proceeding is
  commenced, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
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