TITLE XXXIV
PUBLIC UTILITIES

CHAPTER 363-A
EXPENSES OF PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION AGAINST CERTAIN UTILITIES

Section 363-A:4

    363-A:4 Collection. – Upon the completion of each such list, on or before August 10, October 10, January 10, and April 10 of each fiscal year, the department of energy shall bill each public utility and each other entity subject to assessment for the quarterly amount assessed against it within 10 working days. Such bill shall be sent registered mail, and shall constitute notice of assessment and demand for payment. Payment shall be made to the department of energy within 30 days after the receipt of the bill. After the expiration of 30 days from the receipt of an original bill, the department of energy may add to the assessment a late penalty fee and may commence an action at law for the recovery of the assessment. Within 30 days of the assessment for the first quarterly payment, each public utility or other assessed entity which has any objection to the amount assessed against it for the prior fiscal year shall file with the department its objection in writing, setting out in detail the grounds upon which it is claimed that said assessment is excessive, erroneous, unlawful, or invalid. If such objections are filed, the department, after reasonable notice to the objecting public utility or other assessed entity, shall hold a hearing on such objections, and if the department finds that said assessment or any part thereof is excessive, erroneous, unlawful, or invalid, the department shall reassess the amount to be paid by such public utility or other assessed entity, and shall order that an amended bill be sent to such public utility or other assessed entity in accordance with such reassessment. The department of energy shall not commence an action at law for recovery of any assessment for the first quarterly payment until any such objection has been resolved.

Source. 1955, 203:1, par. 4. 1971, 557:62. 1995, 29:2. 1997, 208:14. 2004, 148:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2005. 2014, 136:4, eff. July 1, 2014. 2021, 91:244, eff. July 1, 2021.