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Substitute Senate Bill No. 154

Public Act No. 02-141

AN ACT CONCERNING THE COMPETITIVE TRANSITION ASSESSMENT FOR MANUFACTURING PLANTS IN DISTRESSED MUNICIPALITIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 16-19hh of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2002):

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, a customer that is (1) an existing or proposed manufacturing plant that will add or create one hundred or more jobs and that will demand at least fifty kilowatts of additional load through the construction or expansion of manufacturing facilities, or (2) an existing manufacturing plant located in a distressed municipality, as defined in section 32-9p, as amended, that is located in an enterprise corridor and employing not less than two hundred persons may be exempted from a portion of the payment of the competitive transition assessment required under section 16-145g. A customer meeting these requirements may apply to the department for an exemption from the payment of the competitive transition assessment that relate to the new or incremental load created by such construction or expansion. The department shall hold a hearing on any such application, and if approved, direct the electric distribution company to refrain from collecting a specific portion of the competitive transition assessment from such customer. The department may adopt regulations pursuant to chapter 54 to implement the provisions of this section.