BILL NO. 3
1st Session, 62nd General Assembly
62 Elizabeth II, 2013
Private Member's Bill
Transparency in Power Rates Act
The Honourable Chris A. d'Entremont
First Reading: November 29, 2013
This Bill provides that the portion of any rate increase granted for Nova Scotia Power Incorporated that is attributable to an enactment of the Province or a policy, decision or other requirement of the Government does not take effect until specifically approved by an Act of the Legislature.
An Act to Amend Chapter 380
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Public Utilities Act,
Respecting Transparency in Power Rates
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 This Act may be cited as the Transparency in Power Rates Act.
(2) The Board shall review the portion of the requested rate increase identified pursuant to subsection (1) and confirm or revise it as the Board considers necessary to implement the enactment or requirement identified.
(3) Where the Board grants a rate increase that includes a portion that is confirmed or varied pursuant to subsection (2), that portion of the rate increase is of no effect until that portion and the basis for it are specifically approved by an Act of the Legislature.
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