H.R. 1038: Public Power Risk Management Act of 2013

Mar 11, 2013
Passed House
19% chance of being enacted
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S. 1802 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 11, 2013

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Doug LaMalfa
Representative for California's 1st congressional district
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Last Updated
Jun 13, 2013
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 1802 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 11, 2013


This bill passed in the House on June 12, 2013 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Introduced Mar 11, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 11, 2013
Reported by Committee Mar 20, 2013
Passed House Jun 12, 2013
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

19% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To provide equal treatment for utility special entities using utility operations-related swaps, and for other purposes.


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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Jun 12, 2013 5:31 p.m.
Passed 423/0

42 cosponsors (22D, 20R) (show)

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6/12/2013--Passed House without amendment.
Public Power Risk Management Act of 2013 - Amends the Commodity Exchange Act to direct the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), when it determines whether to provide an exemption to designation as a swap dealer, to treat a utility operations-related swap entered into with a utility special entity as if such swap were entered into with an entity that is not a special entity.
(Thus exempts an entity entering into a utility operations-related swap with a utility special entity from mandatory registration as a swap dealer.)
Requires transactions in utility operations-related swaps to be reported according to requirements for the reporting of uncleared swaps.
Defines "utility special entity" as a special entity, or any instrumentality, department, or corporation of or established by a state or local government, that:
(1) owns or operates an electric or natural gas facility or an electric or natural gas operation;
(2) supplies natural gas or electric energy to another utility special entity;
(3) has public service obligations under federal, state, or local law or regulation to deliver electric energy or natural gas service to customers; or
(4) is a federal power marketing agency.
Redefines swap to include a utility operations-related swap.
Defines "utility operations-related swap" as one that: (1) is entered into to hedge or mitigate commercial risk; (2) is associated with specified transactions in electric energy or natural gas; and (3) is not a contract, agreement, or transaction based on, derived on, or referencing
an interest rate, credit, equity, or currency asset class; or a metal, agricultural commodity, or crude oil or gasoline commodity of any grade, except as used as fuel for electric energy generation.

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