All Information (Except Text) for S.1240 - Public Engagement at FERC Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 05/25/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/25/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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|05/25/2017||Introduced in Senate|
05/25/2017 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|05/25/2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.|
Action By: Senate
05/25/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
|Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]*||05/25/2017|
|Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]*||05/25/2017|
|Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]*||05/25/2017|
|Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]*||05/25/2017|
|Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]*||05/25/2017|
|Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]||06/06/2017|
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|Senate Energy and Natural Resources||05/25/2017||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Administrative remedies
- Advisory bodies
- Consumer affairs
- Energy storage, supplies, demand
- Executive agency funding and structure
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
- Government information and archives
- Government studies and investigations
- Legal fees and court costs
- Oil and gas
- Public participation and lobbying
- Public utilities and utility rates
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (05/25/2017)
Public Engagement at FERC Act
This bill amends the Federal Power Act to revise and expand the Office of Public Participation in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and rename it as the Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy.
The office may participate in FERC proceedings on rates, service, and infrastructure siting to represent the interests of the public and issue guidance for potential improvements to industry and FERC practices.
Additionally, the office must establish a Public and Consumer Advocacy Advisory Committee to review rates, services, and disputes and make recommendations to the office.