Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-141-R1

Redraft GOV 141

DPU line item addition for Gas Safety Inspectors

Mr. Downing moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2100-0012, by adding at the end thereof the following:-“provided further, that $300,000 shall be dedicated to the hiring of gas safety inspectors who shall be authorized to randomly inspect each public utility’s piping, equipment, work site, work product, safety guidelines or anything item on said utility’s property or control to determine if it meets nationally recognized gas utility company safety and standards and shall provide an annual report to the Commissioners, the Attorney General and the Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy; and provided further, that the cost of said gas safety inspectors, including associated fringe benefit costs, shall be assessed to gas utility companies under the jurisdictional control of the department"; and by striking out the figures "$8,401,998" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$8,701,998"”;