Summary

                            To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act.

Introduced in House
This bill amends the Federal Power Act with respect to the prohibition regarding
mergers or consolidations by a public utility. Any merger or consolidation of a
public utility whose value exceeds $10 million must first be authorized by the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

In addition, FERC is required to promulgate a rule within 180 days that mandates
any public utility seeking to merge or consolidate to notify FERC, within 30
days of transaction consummation, if the value of such merger or consolidation
exceeds $1 million but is less than $10 million.

Passed House without amendment
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been
expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

(Sec.1)This bill amends the Federal Power Act with respect to the prohibition
regarding mergers or consolidations by a public utility. Any merger or
consolidation of a public utility whose value exceeds $10 million must first be
authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

(Sec.2) In addition, FERC is required to promulgate a rule within 180 days that
mandates any public utility seeking to merge or consolidate to notify FERC,
within 30 days of transaction consummation, if the value of such merger or
consolidation exceeds $1 million but is less than $10 million.



                        

Actions

  • Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy. Hearings held.

    Oct 3rd, 2017
  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

    Jun 13th, 2017
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

    Jun 12th, 2017
  • On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4827)

    Jun 12th, 2017
  • Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

    Jun 12th, 2017
  • DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1109.

    Jun 12th, 2017
  • Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4827-4828)

    Jun 12th, 2017
  • Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

    Jun 12th, 2017
  • Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 112.

    Jun 12th, 2017
  • Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 115-167.

    Jun 12th, 2017
  • Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 115-167.

    Jun 12th, 2017
  • Subcommittee on Energy Discharged.

    Jun 7th, 2017
  • Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.

    Jun 7th, 2017
  • Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

    Jun 7th, 2017
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.

    Feb 17th, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017