Amendment #28 to H.4198

Transparency Electric Bills

Representatives Jones of North Reading, Peterson of Grafton, Hill of Ipswich, Poirier of North Attleborough and deMacedo of Plymouth move that the bill be amended inserting after section 14 (as printed) the following two sections:-

“SECTION AA. Section 1D of chapter 164 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after ‘1998.’ in line 6, the following sentence:- Any renewable energy charge, including but not limited to any charge stemming from long-term contracts for renewable energy generation, transmission, and distribution pursuant to chapter 169 of the acts of 2008 and any charge stemming from net metering credits granted by a distribution company pursuant to chapter 164 of the General Laws, shall be reflected separately on bills as of July 1, 2012.

SECTION BB. Section 1D of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after ‘1998.’ in line 10, the following sentence:- Beginning July 1, 2012, electric and gas bills shall reflect a separately itemized rate for renewable energy generation, in addition to separately itemized rates for generation, transmission, and distribution services, transition charges, and mandatory charges assessed pursuant to section 19 and section 20 of chapter 25 of the general laws.”.

Additional Cosponsors
George N. Peterson, Jr.
Bradford Hill
Elizabeth A. Poirier
Viriato Manuel deMacedo