§1317. Regulation by the Public Service Commission
A. The Public Service Commission shall regulate the corporation as provided for in this Part with the same plenary regulatory authority as provided under the Constitution of Louisiana with respect to public utilities. Such regulation shall be concomitant with the Public Service Commission's regulation of public utilities. Notwithstanding such regulation, as provided in R.S. 45:1327, the corporation is not a public utility. Although the organization and operations of the corporation shall be regulated exclusively by the Public Service Commission, any financing order pertaining to a utility furnishing utility service within the city of New Orleans shall be issued by the council of the city of New Orleans and be binding on such utility and the corporation.
B. To the extent that R.S. 45:1180 through 1182 permit the commission to recover expenses of examination, such expenses of examination will be charged only to the utility or utilities acting as collection agent for the corporation and on whose bills the charges of the corporation appear. Such expenses of examination will be considered to be legitimate operating expenses of the utility and therefore recovered by the utility from its customers.
Acts 2007, No. 55, §3, eff. June 18, 2007.