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S. 3094 (is) To amend titles 18 and 28, United States Code, to inhibit further intimidation of public officials within the United States, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
106th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 3093 To require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to roll back the wholesale price of electric energy sold in the Western System Coordinating Council, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES September 21, 2000 Mrs. Boxer introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to roll back the wholesale price of electric energy sold in the Western System Coordinating Council, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Halt Electricity Price-gouging in San Diego Act'' or ``HELP San Diego Act''. SEC. 2. ROLL BACK OF WHOLESALE PRICE FOR ELECTRICITY IN WESTERN MARKET. (a) Ceiling.--The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shall, by not later than November 30, 2000, issue an order establishing the maximum price for electricity sold at wholesale subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission under the Federal Power Act in the Western System Coordinating Council after June 1, 2000. (b) Maximum Price.--For purposes of this Act, the maximum price established by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shall be the lesser of-- (1) an average of the wholesale price for electric energy sold in the Western System Coordinating Council in the three- year period immediately before June 1, 2000, or (2) a price based on a cost-based formula for wholesale rates established in accordance with Part II of the Federal Power Act. (c) Refund.--Any person selling electric energy at wholesale subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission under the Federal Power Act in the Western System Coordinating Council after June 1, 2000, who has received in excess of the maximum price for such energy shall promptly refund to the purchaser the full amount of such excess. Such purchaser shall promptly transfer such refund to the ultimate consumers of such electric energy, except that if such purchaser resold the electric energy at wholesale to any other wholesale purchaser, each such wholesale purchaser shall refund such amount to the person or persons who purchased such electric energy from such wholesale purchaser. (d) Penalties.--Any person who violates any requirement of this Act shall be subject to civil penalties equal to three times the value of the amount involved in such violation. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shall assess such penalties, after notice and opportunity for public hearing, in accordance with the same provisions as are applicable under section 31(d) of the Federal Power Act in the case of civil penalties assessed under such section 31. (e) Separability.--If any provision of this Act is found to be unenforceable or invalid, no other provision of this Act shall be affected thereby. <all>
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