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Bill Detail: SB21-103

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Title Sunset Office Of Consumer Counsel
Status Governor Signed (07/07/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Energy
House Sponsors D. Esgar (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
S. Fenberg (D)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 02/17/2021
Summary

Sunset Process - Senate Transportation and Energy

Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department
of regulatory agencies' (department) sunset review and report regarding
the office of consumer counsel (office) and the utility consumers' board
(board) by:
  • Continuing the office and the board for 7 years, to 2028
(sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
  • Clarifying that, in addition to being authorized to appear
before and participate in the public utilities commission's
proceedings, the office is authorized to appear before and
participate in other agencies' proceedings (sections 6 and
8
);
  • Changing the name of the office to the office of the utility
consumer advocate and the name of the head of the office
from the consumer counsel to the director (sections 1 and
4 to 10
);
  • Changing the board from a type 1 transfer to a type 2
transfer (sections 4 and 10);
  • Repealing requirements that the board annually review the
office's performance and confer with the executive director
of the department regarding hiring and performance
evaluation matters (section 4); and
  • Repealing the requirement that members of the board
represent all 7 of the state's congressional districts and
instead requiring that appointing authorities ensure that the
board's membership reflect the greatest degree of diversity
possible (section 4).
Sections 3 and 11 to 13 make conforming amendments.

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