H.R.587 - Fair RATES Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] (Introduced 01/17/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce | Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/24/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.587 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (01/24/2017)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the Commission for purposes of rehearing and court review.
This Act may be cited as the “Fair Ratepayer Accountability, Transparency, and Efficiency Standards Act” or the “Fair RATES Act”.
Subsection (d) of section 205 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824d(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following: “Any absence of action by the Commission that allows a change to take effect under this section, including the Commission allowing the 60 days’ notice herein provided to expire without Commission action, shall be treated as an order issued by the Commission accepting such change for purposes of section 313.”.
Passed the House of Representatives January 23, 2017.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|