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UTILITY RATES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Requires 50% increase in lifeline gas volume and electricity quantity allowances to residential users. Requires higher energy allocations to specified medically eligible persons. Requires 30% higher lifeline energy allowances to residential users over 65, water-pump users, and mobilehome and trailer park users. Restricts lifeline rates to not greater than rates on January 1, 1981; prohibits increases before 1988. Requires all gas and electrical corporations to redesign rate structures and schedules so they are uniformly graduated as specified and so that larger users pay larger per unit costs for kilowatts and therms used. Specifies other limitations. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: The adoption of this measure would probably result in major, though indeterminable, increases in utility costs for state and local governments.
Roberto Acosta Chief Proponent, 402 Elmwood Avenue, Modesto, Ca 95354 (209) 522-8448; Louis Q. Spiller, 2535 Capitola Court, Hayward, Ca 94545
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Utility Rates. California Initiative 317 (1983).