Substitute House Bill No. 6264

Public Act No. 99-263

An Act Concerning the Authority of Municipal Electric Utilities to Enter into Agreements with Electric Energy Cooperatives.

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

Section 1. Section 7-233x of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

Any municipal electric utility, as defined in section 7-233b, shall have power, acting on behalf of the municipality with respect to which such municipal electric utility is a department, agency or other such related body, to enter into agreements with any municipal electric energy cooperative, as defined in said section 7-233b, for the purchase, sale, exchange or transmission of electric power or energy on such terms and for such periods of time as agreed upon by such municipal electric utility and such municipal electric energy cooperative, and any such agreement shall be binding on the parties thereto and such municipality, provided such municipality may disapprove and thereby invalidate such agreement by vote of its legislative body at any time [within] no later than thirty days following the date such agreement is filed and appropriately recorded in such municipality for consideration by its legislative body. Any such agreement may include terms providing that the municipal electric utility (1) make payments for electric power and energy based on a formula stated in the agreement, (2) make such payments unconditionally whether or not the agreed upon electric power or energy is provided or otherwise made available or a particular project is completed, operable or operating, and (3) pay obligations of another municipal electric utility if such municipal electric utility fails to make such payments as required in such agreement. Payments made under such agreements may be recovered in the prices charged by the municipal electric utility.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1999.

Approved June 29, 1999