Montana - HB193 - 2017

Revise utility electric cost recovery

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Electricity Generation

Added On: 02-10-2017
Updated On: 11-20-2018
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: Tom Woods (Democratic)





Actions (47)

  • 11-12-2016 - (C) Draft Request Received
  • 01-01-2017 - (C) Draft to Requester for Review
  • 01-01-2017 - (C) Draft to Requester for Review
  • 01-02-2017 - (C) Draft in Edit
  • 01-02-2017 - (C) Draft in Legal Review
  • 01-03-2017 - (C) Executive Director Review
  • 01-03-2017 - (C) Bill Draft Text Available Electronically
  • 01-03-2017 - (C) Draft in Final Drafter Review
  • 01-03-2017 - (C) Draft in Input/Proofing
  • 01-03-2017 - (C) Draft to Drafter - Edit Review [CMD]
  • 01-04-2017 - (C) Draft Ready for Delivery
  • 01-04-2017 - (C) Executive Director Final Review
  • 01-04-2017 - (C) Draft in Assembly
  • 01-05-2017 - (H) Introduced
  • 01-05-2017 - (C) Introduced Bill Text Available Electronically
  • 01-05-2017 - (C) Draft Delivered to Requester
  • 01-06-2017 - (H) First Reading (H) Energy, Technology, and Federal Relations
  • 01-06-2017 - (H) Referred to Committee (H) Energy, Technology, and Federal Relations
  • 01-11-2017 - (H) Hearing (H) Energy, Technology, and Federal Relations
  • 01-27-2017 - (H) Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed (H) Energy, Technology, and Federal Relations
  • 01-30-2017 - (C) Printed - New Version Available
  • 01-30-2017 - (C) Sponsors Engrossed
  • 01-30-2017 - (H) Committee Report--Bill Passed (H) Energy, Technology, and Federal Relations
  • 01-31-2017 - (H) 2nd Reading Passed
  • 01-31-2017 - (H) Scheduled for 2nd Reading
  • 02-01-2017 - (H) Transmitted to Senate
  • 02-01-2017 - (H) 3rd Reading Passed
  • 02-01-2017 - (H) Scheduled for 3rd Reading
  • 02-02-2017 - (S) First Reading
  • 02-02-2017 - (S) Referred to Committee (S) Energy and Telecommunications
  • 03-21-2017 - (S) Hearing (S) Energy and Telecommunications
  • 03-28-2017 - (S) Tabled in Committee (S) Energy and Telecommunications
  • 04-13-2017 - (S) Motion Failed
  • 04-18-2017 - (S) 2nd Reading Concurred
  • 04-18-2017 - (S) 2nd Reading Motion to Amend Failed
  • 04-18-2017 - (S) Taken from Committee; Placed on 2nd Reading (S) Energy and Telecommunications
  • 04-19-2017 - (S) Returned to House
  • 04-19-2017 - (S) 3rd Reading Concurred
  • 04-19-2017 - (S) Scheduled for 3rd Reading
  • 04-20-2017 - (H) Returned from Enrolling
  • 04-20-2017 - (H) Sent to Enrolling
  • 04-20-2017 - (C) Printed - Enrolled Version Available
  • 04-26-2017 - (H) Signed by Speaker
  • 04-29-2017 - (S) Signed by President
  • 05-01-2017 - (H) Transmitted to Governor
  • 05-08-2017 - (H) Signed by Governor
  • 05-08-2017 - Chapter Number Assigned

Votes (6)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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No
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Other
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Passed
01-27-2017(H) Energy, Technology, and Federal Relations Committee Executive Action--Bill PassedHouse1410yes
01-31-2017(H) 2nd Reading PassedHouse67321yes
02-01-2017(H) 3rd Reading PassedHouse68320yes
04-18-2017(S) Taken from Committee; Placed on 2nd ReadingSenate26240yes
04-18-2017(S) 2nd Reading ConcurredSenate27230yes
04-19-2017(S) 3rd Reading ConcurredSenate29210yes

News (4)

MT Utility Regulators Win Legislative Struggle With NorthWestern Energy - MTPR
Published by mtpr.org
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:47:34 GMT

House Bill 193 looked dead as recently as last week. It failed to pass out of a Senate ... The all-Republican Montana Public Service Commission, in charge of regulating utilities in the state, unanimously supported the bill. NorthWestern Energy opposed ...

Public Service Commission's Top Legislative Priority Dies - MTPR
Published by mtpr.org
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:47:32 GMT

Travis Kavulla, a Republican commissioner with the Public Service Commission, says there is inconsistency in how the state's two utilities, NorthWestern Energy and Montana Dakota Utilities pass costs onto customers, and that needs to change. Kavulla ...

Bill would keep NWE from passing power outage costs to customers - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Published by bozemandailychronicle.com
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:05:55 GMT

Woods said it was unfair for NorthWestern to bypass the state's utility regulator, the Public Service Commission, while other companies like Montana Dakota Utilities could not. He said the law was left over from the 1990s when the company only owned ...

Montana lawmakers push to increase scrutiny on utility costs - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:09:45 GMT

In addition to having to present costs to the Montana Public Service Commission, lawmakers may require utilities to "separately disclose in a customer's bill the amount of state and local taxes and fees assessed against the public utility that the ...