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Substitute House Bill No. 5543

Special Act No. 12-8

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION AND EXPANSION OF MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITIES.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority shall initiate a docket to examine the procedures for creating and expanding municipal electric utilities. On or before January 1, 2013, the authority shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to energy identifying the findings of said docket. Said report shall identify (1) all procedures necessary for a municipality to establish or expand a municipal electric utility, and (2) any statutory changes necessary to enable a municipality to implement or initiate such procedures.

Approved June 15, 2012