Amendments for SB17-271

Senate Journal, April 21
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB17-271 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Amend printed bill, strike everything below the enacting clause and
substitute:
SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 40-5-101.5 as
follows:
40-5-101.5. Investor-owned utilities' service extension policies
- commission review - rules. (1) WITHIN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS
AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSION SHALL
OPEN A NONADJUDICATORY PROCEEDING TO EVALUATE INVESTOR-OWNED
UTILITIES' CURRENT SERVICE EXTENSION POLICIES FOR SERVING NEW
LOAD APPLICATIONS; EXCEPT THAT GAS-ONLY, INVESTOR-OWNED
UTILITIES ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE COMMISSION'S NONADJUDICATORY
PROCEEDING. BASED ON THE COMMISSION'S EVALUATION, THE
COMMISSION SHALL ISSUE A DECISION CONTAINING RECOMMENDATIONS
TO INVESTOR-OWNED UTILITIES FOR POTENTIAL IMPLEMENTATION.
(2) IN THE COMMISSION'S NONADJUDICATORY PROCEEDING, THE
COMMISSION SHALL CONSIDER, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE FOLLOWING
INFORMATION FROM INVESTOR-OWNED UTILITIES:
(a) THE UTILITIES' GENERAL LOAD EXTENSION PROCEDURES USED
BY THE UTILITY AND REQUESTING CUSTOMERS, INCLUDING:
(I) THE USE OF CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENTS, REVENUE
ASSURANCE AGREEMENTS, ASSIGNMENT OF ESTIMATED COSTS,
PREDEVELOPMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT PROTOCOLS, AND OPTIONS FOR
COST AND SCHEDULE TRANSPARENCY; AND
(II) POTENTIAL SYSTEM AUTOMATION BENEFITS TO ENHANCE
CLARITY OF THE REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS;
(b) EQUITABLE ALLOCATION OF COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH AN
EXTENSION OF FACILITIES AND ANY OTHER FACTORS AFFECTING THE COST
OF AN EXTENSION OF FACILITIES; AND
(c) VARIABLES THAT AFFECT TIME LINES FOR CONSTRUCTION AND
IMPLEMENTATION OF AN EXTENSION OF FACILITIES.
(3) WITHIN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE
NONADJUDICATORY PROCEEDING, THE COMMISSION MAY PROMULGATE
RULES CONSISTENT WITH THE FINDINGS OF THE NONADJUDICATORY
PROCEEDING.
SECTION 2. Act subject to petition - effective date. This act
takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the
ninety-day period after final adjournment of the general assembly
(August 9, 2017, if adjournment sine die is on May 10, 2017); except
that, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to section 1 (3) of article
V of the state constitution against this act or an item, section, or part of
this act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part will not
take effect unless approved by the people at the general election to be
held in November 2018 and, in such case, will take effect on the date of
the official declaration of the vote thereon by the governor.".


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