HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2527        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2698


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Kenneth I. Gordon


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act protecting ratepayers from gas pipeline expansion costs.






Date Added:

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex


Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex


Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex


Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex


Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex


Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire


Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex


Brendan P. Crighton

Third Essex


Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth


Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex


Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth


James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex


Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex


James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester


Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire


Dylan Fernandes

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket


Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex


Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex


Carmine L. Gentile

13th Middlesex


Solomon Goldstein-Rose

3rd Hampshire


Carlos González

10th Hampden


Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex


Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex


Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol


Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex


Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol


Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk


Kay Khan

11th Middlesex


Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire


Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol


Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex


Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin


Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex


Jack Lewis

7th Middlesex


Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex


David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex


Joan B.  Lovely

Second Essex


Adrian Madaro

1st Suffolk


Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex


Joan Meschino

3rd Plymouth


Rady Mom

18th Middlesex


Brian Murray

10th Worcester


Marc R. Pacheco

First Plymouth and Bristol


Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester


Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden


David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex


Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk


Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk


Denise Provost

27th Middlesex


Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex


Jay D. Livingstone

8th Suffolk


Kathleen O'Connor Ives

First Essex


Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire


Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire


Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk


Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


Paul Tucker

7th Essex


Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk


Jeffrey N. Roy

10th Norfolk


John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk


John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire


Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex


José F. Tosado

9th Hampden


Walter F. Timilty

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth


John C. Velis

4th Hampden


Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2527        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2698

By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2698) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others for legislation to prohibit companies from charging ratepayers for the construction or expansion of interstate gas infrastructure.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court



An Act protecting ratepayers from gas pipeline expansion costs.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Section 94A of chapter 164 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding, at the end the existing section, the following text:

Notwithstanding anything set forth herein, the department shall not approve any contract for the purchase of gas, gas pipeline capacity or liquefied gas storage where any contract costs would be recoverable from the ratepayers, if such contract requires any construction or expansion of interstate gas infrastructure.