HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3186        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3387

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul Brodeur

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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 relative to the protection of energy ratepayers by the Attorney General.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

1/20/2017

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

 

Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex

 

Dylan Fernandes

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

 

Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex

 

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

 

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

 

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3186        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3387

By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3387) of Paul Brodeur and others that the Attorney General be authorized to intervene on behalf of groups of consumers in matters involving certain utility companies.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act relative to the protection of energy ratepayers by the Attorney General.

 

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

SECTION 1.  Section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence in first paragraph of subsection (a), and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- 

The attorney general, through the office of ratepayer advocacy, may intervene, appear and participate in administrative, regulatory, or judicial proceedings on behalf of any group of consumers in connection with any matter involving a company doing business in the commonwealth and subject to the jurisdiction of the department of public utilities or the department of telecommunications and cable under chapters 164, 164A, 164B, 165, or 166.

SECTION 2.  Section 93 of chapter 164 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended in line 8 by striking the words “may order” and inserting in place thereof the following words: -

may order, no later than ten months after the written complaint is filed,