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Sponsors: Reps. Gilliard, Govan, Toole, Garvin, Pendarvis, Hosey, Alexander, Jefferson, Robinson, Henegan, King, Brawley, Bamberg, Thigpen, Anderson, Howard, Mack, Stavrinakis, Weeks, R. Williams and S. Williams
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Introduced in the House on January 15, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
Summary: Dominion Energy
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/15/2019 House Introduced (House Journal-page 55) 1/15/2019 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 55)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO EXPRESS THE BELIEF OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT DOMINION ENERGY, INC., NOW THAT ITS PURCHASE OF THE SCANA CORPORATION HAS BEEN APPROVED, SHOULD HONOR ITS FIRST REPRESENTATIONS TO RATEPAYERS AND PAY THEM THE AVERAGE ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR REFUND OF CHARGES PAID BY THEM IN REGARD TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NOW ABANDONED NUCLEAR REACTORS AT JENKINSVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO ALSO EXPRESS THE BELIEF OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT IF DOMINION FAILS TO HONOR IN GOOD FAITH THIS OBLIGATION, THE SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, AS PART OF FUTURE RATE PROCEEDINGS, SHOULD REQUIRE DOMINION TO DO SO.
Whereas, Dominion Energy, Inc. has now indicated that it will complete its purchase of the SCANA Corporation after receiving approval from the South Carolina Public Service Commission; and
Whereas, during the past year in media announcements promoting its purchase of SCANA, Dominion represented that if its purchase was approved, it would rebate to SCANA ratepayers an average one thousand dollar refund of charges paid by ratepayers in regard to the construction of the now abandoned nuclear reactors at Jenkinsville, South Carolina; and
Whereas, in the proceedings before the commission, Dominion publicly withdrew this offer and submitted a counteroffer that did not include the rebate; and
Whereas, the members of the House of Representatives believe that after first representing to ratepayers that they would receive such a rebate, Dominion in good faith should stand behind its representation and pay the refunds to ratepayers that it first represented to ratepayers they would receive; and
Whereas, if Dominion fails to honor this obligation, the members of the House of Representatives also believe that the Public Service Commission, as part of future rate proceedings, should require Dominion to honor its obligation and refund ratepayers accordingly. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the House of Representatives, by this resolution, express the belief that Dominion Energy, Inc., now that its purchase of the SCANA corporation has been approved, should honor its first representations to ratepayers and pay them the average one thousand dollar refund of charges paid by them in regard to the construction of the now abandoned nuclear reactors at Jenkinsville, South Carolina, and to also express the belief of the members of the House of Representatives that if Dominion fails to honor in good faith this obligation, the South Carolina Public Service Commission, as part of future rate proceedings, should require Dominion to do so.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Dominion Energy, Inc. and the South Carolina Public Service Commission.
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