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2012 Statute


66-1261.Same; rules and regulations; violations; penalties; exceptions. (a) The commission shall establish rules and regulations for the administration of the renewable energy standards act, including reporting and enforcement mechanisms necessary to ensure that each affected utility complies with this standard and other provisions governing the imposition of administrative penalties assessed after a hearing held by the commission. Administrative penalties should be set at a level that will promote compliance with the renewable energy standards act, and shall not be limited to penalties set forth in K.S.A 66-138 and 66-177, and amendments thereto.

(b) For the calendar years 2011 and 2012, the commission is not required to assess penalties if the affected utility can demonstrate it made a good faith effort to comply with the portfolio standards requirement. The commission shall exempt an affected utility from administrative penalties for an individual compliance year if the utility demonstrates that the retail rate impact described in K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 66-1260, and amendments thereto, has been reached or exceeded and the utility has not achieved full compliance with K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 66-1258, and amendments thereto. In imposing penalties, the commission shall have discretion to consider mitigating circumstances. Under no circumstances shall the costs of administrative penalties be recovered from Kansas retail customers.

(c) The commission shall establish rules and regulations required in this section within 12 months of the effective date of this act.

History: L. 2009, ch. 141, § 6; May 28.

2019. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2019-08-21T08:48:12. Head Rev No: 345400