Senate Bill 186
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Fair RATES Act
Active
Active
Passed Senate on Sep 4, 2018
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jan 23, 2017
Latest Action
Sep 5, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
186
Congress
115
Policy Area
Energy
Energy
Primary focus of measure is all sources and supplies of energy, including alternative energy sources, oil and gas, coal, nuclear power; efficiency and conservation; costs, prices, and revenues; electric power transmission; public utility matters.
Sponsorship by Party
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Passed
September 4, 2018
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S6031-6032; text CR S6031-6032)
Summary

Fair Ratepayer Accountability, Transparency, and Efficiency Standards Act or the Fair RATES Act

This bill amends the Federal Power Act to permit a party to seek a rehearing and subsequent judicial review of any rate change filed by a public utility that takes effect without the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issuing an order making such change effective. (Public utilities must give FERC and the public a 60-day notice before a proposed rate change can take effect.)

Text (3)
September 4, 2018
June 18, 2018
January 23, 2017
Actions (11)
09/05/2018
Held at the desk.
09/05/2018
Received in the House.
09/05/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
09/04/2018
Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S6031-6032; text CR S6031-6032)
09/04/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S6031-6032; text CR S6031-6032)
06/18/2018
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 469.
06/18/2018
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski with an amendment. With written report No. 115-278.
03/08/2018
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
10/03/2017
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 115-318.
01/23/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
01/23/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 24, 2017 5:12:20 AM
Updated
Dec 8, 2020 1:37:10 PM