OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 1075

AN ACT CONCERNING COMPETITIVE ELECTRIC SUPPLIERS.

SUMMARY:

Under current law, electric companies cannot switch a customer to a competitive supplier unless the switch has been confirmed in one of four ways, one of which is confirmation by an independent third party. The bill eliminates this option and instead permits confirmation by a recorded telephone verification that is subject to an audit. The bill does not specify who would conduct the audit.

Under current law, the third-party verification company must obtain the customer's oral confirmation of the switch and record the confirmation by obtaining appropriate verification data. The bill requires the telephone verification to follow this procedure and allows for additional procedures.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2009

COMMITTEE ACTION

Energy and Technology Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

13

Nay

8

(03/19/2009)