Substitute Senate Bill No. 1285

Special Act No. 99-15

An Act Studying State Energy Policies.

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

(a) The Connecticut Energy Advisory Board shall conduct a study to update and strengthen the state's energy policy to reflect emerging competition among the various public utility industries and to reflect emerging trends in new technologies, to repeal or modify elements of the current policy that are inconsistent with recent state and federal laws, to protect the interests of low-income consumers and ensure they benefit from new opportunities available through competition such as aggregation and to ensure that conservation of natural resources remains a high priority in the state's energy policy.

(b) Not later than January 1, 2000, the board shall submit a report of its findings to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to energy and technology and the environment, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

Approved June 29, 1999