Division of the Budget
Landon State Office Building Phone: (785) 296-2436
900 SW Jackson Street, Room 504 adam.c.proffitt@ks.gov
Topeka, KS 66612 Division of the Budget http://budget.kansas.gov
Adam Proffitt, Director Laura Kelly, Governor

February 1, 2023

The Honorable Leo Delperdang, Chairperson
House Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
300 SW 10th Avenue, Room 582-N
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Dear Representative Delperdang:
SUBJECT: Fiscal Note for HB 2155 by House Committee on Energy, Utilities and
In accordance with KSA 75-3715a, the following fiscal note concerning HB 2155 is
respectfully submitted to your committee.
HB 2155 would require the Kansas Corporation Commission to evaluate three additional
criteria during electric utility rate case proceedings: regional competitiveness of the utility’s rates,
rate affordability, and the impact of such rates upon the state’s economic development efforts.

Estimated State Fiscal Effect
FY 2023 FY 2023 FY 2024 FY 2024
SGF All Funds SGF All Funds
Revenue -- -- -- --
Expenditure -- $25,000 -- $25,000
FTE Pos. -- -- -- --
Electric utility rate cases are filed approximately every three years. The Citizens’ Utility
Ratepayer Board anticipates that two cases would be filed in FY 2023 and that these cases would
last into FY 2024. The agency estimates that enactment of HB 2155 would result in $25,000 of
additional expenditures from the agency fee fund in FY 2023 and FY 2024 and $25,000 of
additional expenditures per rate case in future years. These expenditures would be used to retain
expert consultants to evaluate rate cases on the new criteria relating to rate competitiveness. Fee
fund assessments would be made to the pertinent electric utility to recover those expenses.
The Honorable Leo Delperdang, Chairperson
Page 2—HB 2155

The Kansas Corporation Commission indicates that enactment of HB 2155 would not have
a fiscal effect on the agency. Any fiscal effect associated with HB 2155 is not reflected in The FY
2024 Governor’s Budget Report.


Adam Proffitt
Director of the Budget

cc: Peter Barstad, Kansas Corporation Commission
Shonda Rabb, Citizens Utility Ratepayer Board

Statutes affected:
As introduced: 66-101b