REPORT TITLE:
PUC; Alternative Dispute Reso


DESCRIPTION:
Authorizes the PUC to require the parties in commission
proceedings to participate in non-binding alternative dispute
resolution prior to hearing.  (CD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           S.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                H.D. 1
STATE OF HAWAII                                            C.D. 1
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION. 


BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 269, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "269-    Alternative dispute resolution.  The commission
 
 5 may require the parties in any matter before the commission to
 
 6 participate in non-binding arbitration, mediation, or other
 
 7 alternative dispute resolution process prior to the hearing."
 
 8      SECTION 2.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 9      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.