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§ 7-528. Effective date of qualified rate orders

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Utilities

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Gas, Electric, and Water Companies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Electric Industry Restructuring (Refs & Annos)
Part III. Rate Stabilization (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-528
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 7-528
§ 7-528. Effective date of qualified rate orders
Effective date
(a) A qualified rate order shall become effective in accordance with its terms.
Charges not subject to reduction, impairment, or adjustment
(b) After a qualified rate order becomes effective, the qualified rate order and the qualified rate stabilization charges authorized in the qualified rate order are irrevocable and are not subject to reduction, impairment, or adjustment by further action of the Commission except in accordance with §§ 7-531, 7-533, and 7-534 of this subtitle.
Qualified rate order not subject to rehearing
(c)(1) A qualified rate order is not subject to rehearing by the Commission.
(2) A qualified rate order may be reviewed by appeal only to the Circuit Court of Baltimore City by a party to the proceeding filed within 15 days after the qualified rate order is signed by the Commission.
(3) The judgment of the circuit court may be reviewed only by direct appeal to the Court of Appeals of Maryland filed within 15 days after entry of judgment.
(4) All appeals shall be heard and determined by the circuit court and by the Court of Appeals of Maryland as expeditiously as possible with lawful precedence over other matters.
(5) Review on appeal shall be based solely on the record before the Commission and briefs to the courts and shall be limited to whether the qualified rate order conforms to the Constitution and laws of this State and the United States and is within the authority of the Commission under this subtitle.
(6) The review process in this subsection shall be the exclusive remedy to challenge or review a qualified rate order.


Added by Acts 2006, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 5, § 1, eff. June 23, 2006.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-528, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-528
Current with legislation effective through June 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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