SB 735

85(R) - 2017
Senate Business & Commerce
House State Affairs
Senate Business & Commerce
House State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Kelly Hancock


Byron Cook

Bill Caption

Relating to periodic rate adjustment by and to certain transactions involving electric utilities.

Fiscal Notes

From the Legislative Budget Board: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 735 would amend the Utilities Code to require the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to establish a schedule requiring an electric utility to make filings with the commission to modify or review a base rate charge on the basis of the period since the last review or if the utility has earned more than the authorized rate of return. Utilities would now be permitted to change rates more than four times between base rate proceedings.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Because this bill would largely enact procedural changes that deals with how companies can adjust their rates, up or down, we will remain neutral as it has no substantive impact on our principles.

Organizations Supporting

City of Fort Worth
Dow Chemical Company
Occidental Petroleum
Texas Association of Manufacturers
Texas Chemical Council
Texas Oil and Gas Association