House Study Bill 165 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to public utilities that apply for an electric
2fuel dealer license or an electric fuel user license.
1   Section 1.  Section 452A.42, as enacted by 2019 Iowa Acts,
2chapter 151, section 25, is amended by adding the following new
4   NEW SUBSECTION.  3A.  A public utility, as defined in section
5476.1, that applies for an electric fuel dealer license or an
6electric fuel user license shall do so only through a separate,
7non-rate-regulated affiliate that cannot be cross-subsidized;
8cannot receive any unfair competitive advantage by any rate,
9fee, or charge associated with the public utility’s regulated
10service offerings; and cannot use electricity for charging
11under different fees, terms, rates, charges, and conditions
12than those offered to other licensed electric fuel dealers or
13other licensed electric fuel users, pursuant to the public
14utility’s approved tariffs.
16The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
17the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   18In 2019, the general assembly passed legislation relating
19to an excise tax on electricity used as electric fuel in motor
20vehicles, including by providing for electric fuel dealer and
21user licenses. That legislation takes effect July 1, 2023.
   22This bill amends the 2019 legislation to require a public
23utility that applies for an electric fuel dealer license or
24an electric fuel user license to make such application only
25through a separate, non-rate-regulated affiliate that cannot
26be cross-subsidized; cannot receive any unfair competitive
27advantage by any rate, fee, or charge associated with the
28public utility’s regulated service offerings; and cannot use
29electricity for charging under different fees, terms, rates,
30charges, and conditions than those offered to other licensed
31electric fuel dealers or other licensed electric fuel users,
32pursuant to the public utility’s approved tariffs.