Posted on May 28, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) today applauded passage of legislation that charges the chairperson of the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to study creating new energy rate classes for certain properties with tax exempt status.
The study, based on a proposal originally introduced and championed by Rep. Zawistowski to exempt churches and houses of worship from energy demand fees, will consider the impact of such new rate classes and report to the General Assembly before February, 2020.
“PURA should consider the impact that these demand fees have on not-for-profit facilities that are treated as commercial entities,” Rep. Zawistowski said. “This is a fairness issue. Houses of worship throughout our state are being charged for gas they do not actually use.”