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2015 House Bill 4297: Re-regulate electric utilities
Introduced by Rep. Aric Nesbitt R-Lawton on March 5, 2015
To revise many details of the utility regulations and a “renewable” energy mandate imposed by a 2008 law, while leaving that mandate in place. Among other things the bill would terminate a related mandate that utilities must reduce the amount of electricity they produce each year by promoting and subsidizing customer “energy optimization plans” (paid for with electricity bill surcharges). It would also define fuel manufactured from municipal solid waste and other sources as "renewable" for purposes of the renewables mandate. Another bill in the package (House Bill 4298) would repeal the limited electricity generation competition allowed by another related 2008 law, which restricted electricity generation competition to 10 percent of the commercial customers in large utilities’ service areas.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Energy Policy Committee on March 5, 2015
Reported in the House on November 10, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.