GAS UTILITY RATES ENVIRN COSTS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that, before hiring an
employee or independent contractor for work involving facilities used
for the distribution of natural gas, a public utility must conduct a
background check to determine the employee's or contractor's
reliability and safety record. Provides that when a utility performs
work on equipment that contains or may contain mercury or other
hazardous material and is located on a customer's property the utility
must provide notice to the customer and test for contamination.
Provides that expenditures by a natural gas utility for fines and
remediation and related activities in connection with mercury spills
shall not be included in determining the rates for that utility.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Replaces provisions requiring a background check with provisions
requiring a proposed employee or contractor to complete a certificate
listing previous violations of environmental or safety laws. In the
provisions governing testing before and after work on natural gas
regulators and manometers, deletes references to other devices.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0071
Last action date: JUL-12-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 1
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