The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4530--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §24-2-4f, relating to authorizing the Public Service Commission of West Virginia to consider and authorize the recovery of certain expanded net energy costs by certain electric utilities through the issuance of consumer rate relief bonds; providing definitions; providing application process for financing order authorizing the recovery of certain costs; requiring certain information in application for financing order; providing for issuance of financing order and information contained therein; allowing for disposition of consumer rate relief property; providing for term of financing order; providing for subsequent Public Service Commission proceedings and limits on commission authority; providing for duties of certain electric utilities; providing for application of adjustment mechanism and filing of schedules with commission; providing for nonbypassability of consumer rate relief changes; providing for utility default and successors to certain utilities; providing for security interest in consumer rate relief property and transfer and sale of same; providing for limitation on taxation of consumer rate relief charges and exemption thereto; providing that consumer rate relief bonds are not debt of governmental entities or a pledge of taxing power; providing consumer rate relief bonds as legal investment; providing for certain pledge of state; providing for governing law; and providing for severability and non-utility status.