Page 47, after line 2, insert the following new section: ? SEC. 503. None of the funds made available by this Act shall be used by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to enforce any claim for a termination payment (as defined in any jurisdictional contract) asserted by any regulated entity the Commission has found to have violated the terms of its market-based rate authority by engaging in manipulation of market rules or exercise of market power in the Western Interconnection during the period January 1, 2000, to June 20, 2001.

Purpose:

An amendment to prohibit the use of funds from being made available by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to enforce any claim for a termination payment asserted by any regulated entity the Commission has found to have violated the terms of its market-based rate authority by engaging in manipulation of market rules or exercise of market power in the Western Interconnection during the period January 1, 2000, to June 20, 2001.

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