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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
December 29, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. CST
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota

NOTE: If you wish to join this meeting by conference call, please contact the Commission at 605-773-3201 by 5:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Lines are limited and are given out on a first come, first served basis, subject to possible reassignment to accommodate persons who must appear in a proceeding. Ultimately, if you wish to participate in the Commission Meeting and a line is not available, you may have to appear in person. 

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Gas & Electric

1.     GE17-003     In the Matter of Staff’s Request to Investigate the Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on South Dakota Utilities (Staff Analysts: Brittany Mehlhaff, Patrick Steffensen; Staff Attorneys: Kristen Edwards, Amanda Reiss)

On December 21, 2017, Commission staff filed a Motion Requesting Order Requiring Comments and Securing Tax Effects for Customers as of January 1, 2018 (Motion). In the Motion, Commission staff requested the Commission investigate the effect the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act) will have on South Dakota utilities and requests the Commission issue an order requiring utilities submit comments on the effect the Act will have on each utility. Additionally, Commission staff requests the Commission issue an order that any adjustment to rates due to the Act will be effective on January 1, 2018, and rates are subject to refund effective January 1, 2018, pending determination of the impact of the Act. Commission staff requests that the filing and any order issued by the Commission be contingent on the President signing the Act into law.

     TODAY, shall the Commission grant the Motion Requesting Order Requiring Comments and Securing Tax Effects for Customers as of January 1, 2018? AND, shall the Commission grant intervention to any party that may have filed? OR, how shall the Commission proceed?  


/s/Cindy Kemnitz     .
Cindy Kemnitz
Finance Manager
PUC Email
December 22, 2017