HB12-1016 sponsored by Rep. Balmer-R would have been a GREAT start towards transparency in the PUC and in reversing many of the decisions that have led to higher rates for all of us. From the bill:
“The bill allows a party to a proceeding before the public utilities commission (PUC) to file a motion seeking the disqualification of a public utilities commissioner or an administrative law judge for failure to be impartial. A district court may stay or suspend the proceedings of the PUC if the PUC fails to disqualify a commissioner from the proceedings.”
What possible reason would any rational person have for voting against this bill? I wonder who might have been lobbying against this bill? Who would not want a bill like this passed? I wonder what Xcel Energy thought of this bill? Maybe the committee members who voted against the bill could explain to us all why having impartical commissionars is a bad idea!!!
The TWO people that voted FOR transparency and not to fail the bill are: Rep. Marsha Looper firstname.lastname@example.org and Rep. Glenn Vaad Glenn.email@example.com I personally would like to thank both of these representatives for voting for transparency in the PUC!!
Those who voted AGAINST transparency and to fail this bill are:
Rep. Barker-R Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org; Rep. Brown-R Jpaul.email@example.com; Rep. Fischer-D firstname.lastname@example.org; Rep. Hamner-D Millie.email@example.com; Rep. Jones-D firstname.lastname@example.org; Rep. Prioloa-R email@example.com; Rep. Scott-R Ray.firstname.lastname@example.org; Rep. Tyler-D email@example.com; Rep. Williams-D Angela.firstname.lastname@example.org; Rep. Young-D email@example.com