Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Weekly Update

It’s been another great and exciting week here in the Capitol. We continue to work hard to find solutions to our fiscal crisis while keeping our state going in a positive direction. At this point in the session we’re seeing some of our ideas gaining traction. Our bills are advancing through the committee process on their way to the floor. Being a member of the new majority, I’m proud to see a number of my own bills moving forward.

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[BILL] HB 39: UTILITY REFUNDS

This bill will better protect consumers in utility rate cases, by requiring a refund procedure be in place before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) may allow a utility to charge an interim or refundable rate. When the RCA requires extended deliberation on a rate case, the commission often allows the utility to charge the proposed rate, but if they reject the rate the utility must refund customers with interest.

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