An Act To Address Recommendations from the Report by the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability Regarding the Public Utilities Commission
Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA §1701, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 35-A MRSA §1701, sub-§3, ¶¶E and F, as enacted by PL 1999, c. 259, §4, are amended to read:
Sec. 3. 35-A MRSA §1701, sub-§3, ¶G is enacted to read:
Sec. 4. 35-A MRSA §1702, sub-§11 is enacted to read:
This bill establishes a consumer advisor position in the Office of the Public Advocate to advise citizens participating in proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission. The position is established to address a recommendation in the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability's 2013 report on the Public Utilities Commission that the Public Utilities Commission and the Public Advocate explore ways to facilitate consumers' ability to effectively represent themselves in adjudicatory proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission.