The General Assembly's Energy and Technology Committee unanimously approved two bills that will help address Connecticut's high energy costs.

At their March 16 meeting, committee members approved SB 861, which requires certain legislative bills to be assessed on the potential to most likely raise, lower, or have no impact on electricity bills.

This fiscal analysis must be done before any bill with the potential to impact electricity rates can be voted on by the full House or Senate.

The committee also approved HB 7012.

This bill requires the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, when revising the state's Comprehensive Energy Strategy every three years, to analyze Connecticut's competitiveness relative to other northeastern states, and make recommendations for improving our competitiveness.

CBIA supports both of these measures and thanks committee leaders and members of the committee for supporting these important bills.

For more information, contact CBIA’s Eric Brown (860.244.1926) | @CBIAericb