Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.617
Report to Legislative Assembly on public purpose expenditures

  • independent nongovernmental entity to prepare report
  • report on low-income bill assistance


(1)

(a) The Public Utility Commission and the State Department of Energy jointly shall select an independent nongovernmental entity to prepare a biennial report to the Legislative Assembly describing program spending and results for public purpose requirements undertaken pursuant to ORS 757.612 (Requirements for public purpose expenditures). The first report shall be due on January 1, 2003.

(b)

The commission and the department jointly shall select an independent nongovernmental entity to prepare a report to the Legislative Assembly describing proposed modifications to public purpose requirements undertaken pursuant to ORS 757.612 (Requirements for public purpose expenditures). The report shall be due on January 1, 2007.

(c)

The commission and the department jointly shall select an independent nongovernmental entity to prepare a report to the Legislative Assembly recommending whether the public purpose funding requirements under ORS 757.612 (Requirements for public purpose expenditures) should be renewed. The report shall be due on January 1, 2011.

(2)

The Housing and Community Services Department shall prepare a biennial report to the Legislative Assembly describing program spending and needs for low-income bill assistance. The first report shall be due on January 1, 2003. [1999 c.865 §3a]
Chapter 757

Notes of Decisions

Under regulatory scheme, Public Utility Commissioner has authority to promulgate rule limiting telephone company's liability for directory listing errors or omissions. Garrison v. Pacific NW Bell, 45 Or App 523, 608 P2d 1206 (1980)

Refund is proper exercise of Public Utility Commission's general powers if refund (1) is based only on information in existence at time of rate order for which refund is being made; (2) is not based on evaluation of public utility's actual expenses or revenues; and (3) is not effectuated by offsetting future rates. Gearhart v. Public Utility Commission, 255 Or App 58, 299 P3d 533 (2013), aff'd 356 Or 216, 339 P3d 904 (2014)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of Governor and Public Utility Commissioner to enter into binding agreements with respect to uniform curtailment plans, (1977) Vol 38, p 861


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