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143rd General Assembly
House Bill # 6 w/HA 1 + SA 1

Primary Sponsor: Valihura Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. Adams & Rep. Spence & Rep. Smith & Rep. Lee & Rep. Gilligan & Rep. VanSant & Sen. McDowell & Sen. DeLuca & Sen. Still & Sen. Sorenson
CoSponsors: { NONE...}
Introduced on : 03/30/2006
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 26 OF THE DELAWARE CODE CONCERNING THE OVERSIGHT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES THAT DISTRIBUTED AND SUPPLY ELECTRICITY TO RETAIL ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS IN THE STATE.
Synopsis:This Act comprehensively amends the Electric Restructuring Act of 1999 by including a number of provisions designed to stabilize electricity pricing and utilization for Delaware consumers for both the short term and for the long term. This Act allows electric distribution companies, subject to the Public Service Commission’s approval, to own and operate facilities enabling them to generate their own electricity for supply to customers and authorize those electric distribution companies to obtain supply in ways that are not necessarily reflective of short-term regional market prices (such as long-term contracts and self-generation). The amendments also direct electric distribution companies subject to Commission jurisdiction to prepare and submit programs designed to reduce or shift electric consumption by customers, whether such reduction occurs at times of peak usage or at other times. The Act also requires integrated resource planning to demonstrate how the electric distribution company intends to supply the demand for electricity in its service territory for customers not taking service from an alternative electric supplier.
To stabilize long-term pricing in the DP&L service territory, the Act provides for a request for proposals through a competitive process to build cost-effective merchant generation in the State, to be utilized to serve some of the load requirements of DP&L.
In addition, these amendments defer certain rate increases for residential and small commercial customers of DP&L beginning May 1, 2006. The Act continues to allow customers to choose alternative competitive suppliers.

Current Status: Signed   On   04/06/2006
Volume Chapter75:242
Fiscal Note:
Not Required
Date Governor acted:04/06/2006
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Amendments: HA 1 to HB 6 - Passed
SA 2 to HB 6 - Defeated
SA 1 to HB 6 - Passed
Committee Reports:
House Committee Report 04/04/06 F=0 M=8 U=0---->Committee Report
Senate Committee report 04/05/06 F=0 M=5 U=0----->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
House vote: () Passed 4/4/06 7:31:38 PM------->Voting Record
Senate vote: () Passed 4/6/06 6:01:06 PM------->Voting Record
House vote: () Passed 4/6/06 6:18:58 PM------->Voting Record
Engrossed Version:
Engrossment------->Engrossment
Actions History:
Apr 06, 2006 - Signed by Governor
Apr 06, 2006 - Passed by House of Representatives
Apr 06, 2006 - Passed by Senate
Apr 06, 2006 - Amendment SA 1 passed
Apr 06, 2006 - Amendment SA 1 introduced in Senate
Apr 06, 2006 - Amendment SA 2 defeated
Apr 06, 2006 - Amendment SA 2 introduced in Senate
Apr 05, 2006 - Reported Out of Committee (ENERGY & TRANSIT) with 5 On Its Merits
Apr 05, 2006 - Assigned to Energy & Transit committee in Senate
Apr 04, 2006 - Passed by House of Representatives
Apr 04, 2006 - Amendment HA 1 passed
Apr 04, 2006 - Amendment HA 1 introduced in House
Apr 04, 2006 - Necessary rules are suspended in House
Apr 04, 2006 - Reported Out of Committee (ENERGY COMMITTEE) with 8 On Its Merits
Mar 30, 2006 - Introduced and Assigned to Energy Committee Committee in House
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