Introduced Version





SENATE RESOLUTION No. 15




DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION


     A SENATE RESOLUTION urging the Legislative Council to assign and direct an interim or statutory committee to study issues pertaining to the practice of "tracking" that allows utility companies to adjust rates to consumers without a public hearing.



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Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


SENATE RESOLUTION


     MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION urging the Legislative Council to assign and direct an interim or statutory committee to study issues pertaining to the practice of "tracking" that allows utility companies to adjust rates to consumers without a public hearing.

         Whereas, Current Indiana statutes authorize the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to allow utility companies to pass on immediate costs of providing services to customers through rate adjustments without public hearings;

    Whereas, The conservation of energy and related costs of providing that energy are issues of utmost importance to the citizens of Indiana;

    Whereas, The legislature has not studied this practice heretofore; and

    Whereas, The committee shall study any other related matter the committee determines necessary be studied, now: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    
        SECTION 1. That the Indiana State Senate urges the

Legislative Council to assign and direct an interim or a statutory committee to study issues pertaining to the practice of "tracking" that allows utilities to adjust rates to consumers without a public hearing.
    SECTION 2. That the committee, should the topic be assigned to the Legislative Council, shall operate under the direction of the Council and shall issue a report when directed to do so by the Council.
    SECTION 3. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of the Resolution to the Legislative Council.