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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Administrative meeting transcripts, 1975-1978, 1980-1994,

Final order meeting transcripts, 1976-1995,

Open meeting transcripts, 1995-2012,

Open meetings, supporting documentation, 1998-2012,

Meeting agenda, 1985-2001,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Public Utility Commission:

An Inventory of Public Utility Commission Meeting Files at the Texas State Archives, 1975-2012



Overview

Creator: Texas. Public Utility Commission
Title: Public Utility Commission meeting files
Dates: 1975-2012
Abstract: The Texas Public Utility Commission regulates telecommunication and electric services in Texas. These are meeting files of the Texas Public Utility Commission, consisting of meeting transcripts and agenda, correspondence, memoranda, court filings, and proposed orders. Dates covered are 1975-2012. Topics covered in the records include the regulation of electric and telecommunication utilities, energy research and alternative energies, hearings, proposed rules, legislation, and litigation.
Quantity: 120.46 cubic ft.
Language These materials are written in English.

Agency History

The Texas Public Utility Commission was created in 1975 by the Public Utility Regulatory Act, House Bill 819, 64th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. The Commission assumed its regulatory duties on January 1, 1976. The Commission is composed of three salaried members, appointed by the governor with concurrence of the senate to six-year overlapping terms. The governor designates the chair. For two years prior to their appointment the commissioners may not have served as officers, directors, owners, employees, partners, or legal representatives of any public utility or affiliated interest, and may not have owned stocks or bonds worth $10,000 or more in a public utility, affiliated interest, or direct competitor of a public utility.

The Public Utility Commission (PUC) regulates telecommunication and electric services in Texas. It has original jurisdiction over electric utilities that operate in unincorporated areas of Texas, local exchange telephone companies, and several river authorities in the state. In September 1995, electric and telephone cooperatives received the option of requesting that their rates be deregulated and some have done so. The generating facilities of the Lower Colorado River Authority were also removed from PUC jurisdiction.

The PUC has appellate jurisdiction over investor-owned electric utilities operating within Texas cities and over municipal systems. The PUC regulates local exchange telephone carriers but does not have jurisdiction over the rates of long-distance telephone carriers. The PUC has limited jurisdiction over telephone operator services and pay phone providers, automatic dialing/announcing devices, and telephone solicitors. Initially, the PUC also had jurisdiction over water and sewer utilities. These latter duties were transferred to the Texas Water Commission in 1986.

The primary role of the Commissioners is to serve in a judicial capacity in utility rate cases and other proceedings, including considering requests for notice of intent, requests for certificates of operating authority (formerly certificates of convenience and necessity), and requests for deregulation. The Commissioners articulate policy through the issuance of final orders and rules. The Commissioners hold meetings once or twice a month to consider cases, adopt agency rules, make legislative recommendations, develop long-range agency goals and plans, and set regulatory policy. The Commission has the authority to make and enforce rules necessary to carry out its functions.

Additional duties of the Commission include monitoring the management of all public utilities, conducting management audits of utilities under its jurisdiction, investigating property sales and mergers by utilities, registering telecommunication providers, encouraging use of alternative energy resources, and managing Universal Service Fund. This fund was created by the 70th Legislature in 1987 (Senate Bill 444, Regular Session) to fund programs that assist local exchange companies in providing basic local exchange service at reasonable rates in high-cost rural areas. Legislation in 1997 changed the name to the Texas Universal Service Fund (75th Legislature, Senate Bill 1751, Regular Session).

In 1995, the 74th Legislature passed legislation (House Bill 2128 and Senate Bill 373) that significantly changed the focus of the Public Utility Commission and resulted in a major reorganization of the agency. The legislation provided an option for the deregulation of rates for electric and telephone utility cooperatives, and also mandated that the Lower Colorado River Authority would no longer be regulated by the PUC with respect to its electric generating and transmission facilities.

The Texas Telecommunications Act, or House Bill 2128, directed the PUC to advance the development of competition in telephone service at the local level. The Commission must protect the public interest while fostering competition and advancement in telecommunications. A key issue in this bill was opening the local telecommunications market to competition with the issuing of two types of certificates to new telecommunications companies. The bill brought forth changes in rate regulation of companies and defined policy goals for the development of an advanced telecommunications infrastructure in Texas.

Senate Bill 373 affected electric utility regulation. The bill included significant changes to promote the development of competition among wholesale providers of electricity. The Commission is mandated to prepare a statewide integrated resource plan presenting demand projections, resource needs, and solicitation plans. The bill also changed and clarified matters regarding the regulatory authority of municipalities.

In 1997, the Comptroller's Office issued a performance review report on the PUC calling for expanded customer education. The report also directed the PUC to help utility customers make informed decisions about their utility choices. In response, the PUC created a new division, the Office of Customer Protection.

In 1999, the 76th Legislature passed legislation (Senate Bill 7) that restructured the electric utility industry and mandated retail electric choice for customers on January 1, 2002. It also passed legislation that further deregulated the telecommunications industry and reduced access charges (House Bill 777) as well as legislation that added protection for telecommunications customers (Senate Bill 560).

The agency underwent a major reorganization in 1995, going from seven divisions (Administrative Division, Electric Division, Telephone Division, General Counsel Division, Hearings Division, Information Systems and Services Division, and Operations Review Division) -- to three offices (Office of Policy Development, Office of Regulatory Affairs, and the Executive Office). The latter two offices each contain several divisions. The Hearings Division of the Commission was transferred to the State Office of Administrative Hearings as mandated by Senate Bill 373, 74th Legislature, 1995. Further reorganization in 1997 resulted in the creation of a new office, the Office of Consumer Protection. As of 1999, the Public Utility Commission is composed of the Office of Policy Development, the Office of Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Consumer Protection, and the Administrative Division.

Office of Policy Development

The Office of Policy Development functions as the policy advisor of the agency. This office advises the commissioners on policy issues, manages strategic analysis and planning for regulatory issues affecting telephone and electric matters, organizes public hearings in rulemaking projects, prepares preliminary orders in some key protested cases that identify issues of significant policy interest, and prepares final orders in accord with Commission vote. The office also coordinates the processing of cases sent to the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

Office of Regulatory Affairs

The Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) has four divisions: Legal, Financial Review, Electric Utility Analysis and Telecommunications Analysis. The ORA is responsible for recording protested cases that are sent to the State Office of Administrative Hearings. The office reviews unprotested filings, and develops and prepares for publication amendments to the Commission's Substantive and Procedural rules. It also monitors the quality of service that utilities are providing to consumers, reviews transmission line applications, assists with the assignment of area codes, and evaluates certificates of operating authority.

Office of Consumer Protection

The Office of Consumer Protection educates and informs consumers of their rights and enforces PUC rules and statutes. It resolves complaints from utility customers, notifies utilities of violations and penalties, and collects refunds for customers resulting from penalties against utility companies.

Administrative Division

The Administrative Division, headed by the Executive Director, has four sections: Human Resources, Fiscal Services and Purchasing, the Mail Room, and Information Resources, which includes the Library, Central Records, and Computer Support Services.

(Sources: Vernon's Ann. Civ. St., Article 1445c-0 and the records themselves)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Public Utility Commission regulates telecommunication and electric services in Texas. These are meeting files of the Public Utility Commission, consisting of meeting transcripts and agenda, correspondence, memoranda, court filings, and proposed orders. Dates covered are from 1975 to 2012. All records described in this finding aid dated September 2002 or later received minimal processing only. Topics covered in the records include the regulation of electric and telecommunication utilities, energy research and alternative energies, hearings, proposed rules, legislation, and litigation. In the early years of the Commission, two types of meetings were held - administrative meetings and final order meetings. Beginning in mid-1995 the Commission began conducting a single meeting, known as an open meeting. Transcripts are present for the administrative meetings, the final order meetings, and the open meetings. Meeting supporting documentation (primarily internal memos discussing upcoming meeting topics) are present for open meetings. Agenda are present for scattered meetings in all three categories. Some agenda are filed with the meeting documentation, in the Open meetings, supporting documentation series. As of September 2002, meeting agenda and minutes are filed in the Open meetings, transcripts series.

Items discussed at administrative meetings include internal policy, procedures, budget and fiscal matters, strategic planning, major personnel matters, and other administrative affairs. Other items discussed include upcoming legislation, staff projects, and reports and briefs done for the Commissioners and/or the legislature on a variety of topics, including concerns in the utility industry, and administrative matters.

Types of cases heard by the Commissioners at the final order meetings include applications for or changes in certificates of convenience and necessity, applications for certificates of operating authority, requests for investigations into a company's change in services or the quality of services, requests for cease and desist orders, applications to change rates, complaints against utility companies, and petitions for things such as expanding local calling services in particular areas. The Commission also considers the adoption of new substantive and/or procedural rules and changes to existing rules; it also discusses possible action by the Commission regarding federal utility issues, such as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decisions and changes in FCC rules.

At the open meetings, decisions are made concerning administrative matters, litigation, docketed cases are heard, rules are considered, and utility regulatory issues are discussed. The final order concerns are generally conducted first, then the administrative meeting concerns, followed by a closed session (if needed) to discuss litigation and/or personnel issues.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into five series.
Administrative meeting transcripts, 1975-1978, 1980-1994, 12.39 cubic ft.
Final order meeting transcripts, 1976-1995, 43.96 cubic ft.
Open meeting transcripts, 1995-2012, 30.40 cubic ft.
Open meetings, supporting documentation, 1998-2012, 31 cubic ft.
Meeting agenda, 1985-2001, 2.71 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Because of the possibility that portions of these records (Open meetings, supporting documentation) fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, email addresses of utility customers or the general public (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.301(e)); agency memoranda and working papers (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111); attorney client privilege (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.107); and home addresses of government employees or officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 552.117 and 552.1175), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Public Utility Commission--Management.
Subjects:
Public utilities--Law and legislation--Texas.
Public utilities--Rates--Law and legislation--Texas.
Public utilities--Deregulation--Texas.
Electric utilities--Law and legislation--Texas.
Electric utilities--Rates--Law and legislation--Texas.
Telecommunication--Law and legislation--Texas.
Telecommunication--Rates--Law and legislation--Texas.
Document Types:
Transcripts--Texas--Public utilities--1975-2012.
Correspondence--Texas--Public utilities--1998-2002.
Memorandums--Texas--Public utilities--1998-2012.
Agendas--Texas--Public utilities--1985-2012.
Functions:
Regulating public utilities.
Regulating telecommunications.
Regulating electric utilities.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Public Utility Commission, Commissioners files, 1966, 1973-1995 (bulk 1975-1987), 44.14 cubic ft.
Texas Public Utility Commission, Records, 1977-2002, 20.38 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State, Public utility reports, 1961-1980, 6.02 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee on Economic Development, Records, 1974-1999, 90.70 cubic ft. [The most relevant series is the Research files of the general counsel, 1974-1996 (bulk 1991-1996), 13 cubic ft.]
Strays Collection, Texas Secretary of State, Public utilities annual reports, 1910-1911, 1917-1918, April 1899 incoming correspondence, fractional [unprocessed, Box S6]

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Public Utility Commission meeting files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1996/099, 1998/079, 1998/090, 1998/123, 1999/135, 1999/173, 1999/186, 1999/189, 2000/091, 2000/064, 2000/074, 2000/086, 2000/106, 2000/107, 2000/146, 2000/163, 2001/124, 2001/125, 2001/139, 2003/077, 2003/133, 2004/050, 2005/139, 2005/186, 2006/076, 2007/094, 2008/044, 2010/011, 2011/038, 2012/018, and 2013/044

The official minutes for January 20, 1988 to February 22, 1989 were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Legislative Reference Library on August 31, 2005. The weekly agenda for June 27, 1988 to December 24, 1993 and the PUC Update publications from December 27, 1993 to October 28, 1999 were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Legislative Reference Library on December 22, 2005. All other records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Public Utility Commission on April 26, 1996; February 17, March 9, May 20, 1998; April 22, June 21, July 13 and July 22, November 8, and December 6, 1999; January 3, February 9, May 1, and June 14, 2000; May 2 and 23, July 25, 2001; November 20, 2002; March 18, 2003; November 10, 2003; April 20, 2005; December 9, 2005; February 8, 2007; October 23, 2007; September 25, 2009; October 25, 2010; October 12, 2011; and November 6, 2012.

Processing Information

Laura K. Saegert, March, August 1998; May 2001; May 2003

Jessica Tucker, November 2012

Accruals

Transcripts and agenda of open meetings and meeting supporting documentation are generally sent yearly to the Archives.

Other Formats for the Records

Most of the unrestricted supporting documents, along with memos, correspondence and other items not presented at the meetings are now available on the PUC's website, http://www.puc.state.tx.us/. To access these items, go the Filings page and follow the instructions. Pulling up a particular filing will bring up all the publicly available materials filed concerning that particular filing or docket.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Administrative meeting transcripts, 1975-1978, 1980-1994,
12.39 cubic ft.

The Texas Public Utility Commission regulates telecommunication and electric services in Texas. These are transcripts of open Public Utility Commission meetings at which decisions were made concerning internal policy, procedures, budget and fiscal matters, strategic planning, major personnel matters, and other administrative affairs. Dates covered are 1975-1978, 1980-1994. Other items discussed include upcoming legislation, staff projects, and reports and briefs done for the Commissioners and/or the legislature on a variety of topics, including concerns in the utility industry, and administrative matters, such as minority recruitment and equal employment opportunity. The earliest set of files consist of transcripts of four organizational meetings of the Commission (September 1975), and meeting transcripts from regular meetings and public hearings covering September 1975 through December 1994.
Discussions of litigation and most personnel matters are confidential and discussed in closed sessions. Audio tapes of the closed sessions are maintained at the PUC. These tapes are confidential and are closed to public access (V.T.C.A. Government Code, Section 555.104). Effective at the August 16, 1996 meeting, the Commission no longer makes tapes but maintains paper summaries.
Meetings at which docketed cases are discussed, rules passed, and certificates of service granted, etc., were convened separately and known as Final order meetings. Transcripts of these meetings are in the series, Final order meeting transcripts.
Beginning in mid-1995 the Commission began conducting a single meeting, known as an open meeting, discussing the final order concerns first, then the administrative meeting concerns, followed by a closed session (if needed) to discuss litigation and/or personnel concerns. Meeting documentation of materials discussed at the open meetings is in the series Open meetings, supporting documentation.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by meeting.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative meeting transcripts, Texas Public Utility Commission meeting files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1996/099, 1998/123, 1999/186, 1999/189, 2000/091, 2001/125, and 2005/186
The official minutes for January 20, 1988 to February 22, 1989 were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Legislative Reference Library on August 31, 2005. All other records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Public Utility Commission on April 26, 1996; May 20, 1998; July 13 and July 22, 1999; January 3, 2000; and May 23, 2001.
Processed by
Laura K. Saegert, March, August 1998; March 2001; February 2003
Box
1996/099 Administrative meeting transcripts:
September 1975
September-October 1975
January-July 1976
Box
1999/189-1 July 1, 1976
Box
2001/125-1 Public hearing, September 30, 1977
[2 folders]
Administrative meeting transcripts, May 9, 1978
[4 folders]
Public hearing transcripts, May 21, 1980
[3 folders]
Administrative meeting transcripts:
July 30, 1981
[3 folders]
September 4, 1981
July 19, 1982
[8 folders]
Box
2001/125-2 January 5, 1983
[6 folders]
Public hearing transcripts, February 2, 1983
Open meeting transcripts, March 15, 1983
[5 folders]
Public hearing transcripts, July 19, 1983
[3 folders]
Administrative meeting transcripts, July 26, 1983
[3 folders]
Public hearing transcripts, September 2, 1983
Administrative meeting transcripts:
October 19, 1983
[7 folders]
Box
2001/125-3 November 7, 1983
[4 folders]
January 13, 1984
[9 folders]
January 23, 1984
[5 folders]
January 31, 1984
[7 folders]
Box
2001/125-4 May 3, 1984
Public hearing transcripts, June 29, 1984
[10 folders]
Administrative meeting transcripts:
(Final order meeting?), July 27, 1984
August 3, 1984
September 26, 1984
[6 folders]
October 26, 1984
[11 folders]
Box
2001/125-5 January 11, 1985
[4 folders]
March 19, 1985
[7 folders]
Box
2006/086 Official minutes, January 20, 1988-February 22, 1989
Box
1999/189-1 Public hearing before the Sunset Commission, June 24, 1992
[3 folders]
Box
1996/099 Administrative meeting transcripts:
December 1985-September 1986
October 1986-June 1987
July-December 1987
Box
2001/125-5 February 18, 1988
October 5, 1988
[2 folders]
November 10, 1988
December 1, 1988
January 4, 1989
January 24, 1989
February 7, 1989
February 22, 1989
February 23, 1989
[6 folders]
March 6, 1989
[4 folders]
Box
2001/125-6 March 22, 1989
[3 folders]
April 5, 1989
[10 folders]
April 19, 1989
April 20, 1989
April 20, 1989
[2 folders]
May 10, 1989
May 24, 1989
[8 folders]
June 8, 1989
[1-3 of 6 folders]
Box
2001/125-7 June 8, 1989
[4-6 of 6 folders]
June 12, 1989
[2 folders]
June 20, 1989
[5 folders]
June 22, 1989
[2 folders]
July 12, 1989
July 20, 1989
[3 folders]
August 2, 1989
[2 folders]
August 10, 1989
August 16, 1989
[7 folders]
August 17, 1989
[2 folders]
August 30, 1989
[3 folders]
Box
2001/125-8 September 12, 1989
[3 folders]
September 28-29, 1989
[6 folders]
October 9, 1989
[2 folders]
October 23, 1989
[2 folders]
November 1, 1989
November 8, 1989
November 29, 1989
December 1, 1989
December 8, 1989
[2 folders]
December 13, 1989
January 16, 1990
[5 folders]
Box
2001/125-9 January 31, 1990
[5 folders]
February 7, 1990
March 7, 1990
[2 folders]
March 21, 1990
[4 folders]
April 4, 1990
[5 folders]
April 18, 1990
[4 folders]
[missing pages 93-102]
May 2, 1990
[2 folders]
May 8, 1990
[3 folders]
Box
2001/125-10 May 16, 1990
[3 folders]
May 31, 1990
[3 folders]
June 12, 1990
June 26, 1990
[3 folders]
July 11, 1990
[2 folders]
July 18, 1990
[5 folders]
August 1, 1990
[2 folders]
August 15, 1990
[3 folders]
August 30, 1990
[4 folders]
September 5, 1990
[3 folders]
Box
2001/125-11 September 5, 1990
September 19, 1990
[6 folders]
September 26, 1990
[3 folders]
October 8, 1990
[2 folders]
October 18, 1990
October 23, 1990
October 31, 1990
[3 folders]
November 7, 1990
November 28, 1990
[2 folders]
December 3, 1990
December 11, 1990
[7 folders]
Box
2001/125-12 January 9, 1991
[3 folders]
January 16, 1991
January 30, 1991
[2 folders]
February 6, 1991
[2 folders]
(Open meeting) February 6, 1991
[2 folders]
February 13, 1991
February 14, 1991
February 20, 1991
[3 folders]
March 4, 1991
[4 folders]
March 7, 1991 [5 folders]
April 2, 1991
[2 folders]
April 18, 1991
[2 folders]
Box
2001/125-13 May 1, 1991
[3 folders]
May 14, 1991
[2 folders]
May 28, 1991
[3 folders]
June 12, 1991
June 18, 1991
[3 folders]
August 7, 1991
[2 folders]
August 28, 1991
September 19, 1991
[4 folders]
September 25, 1991
[4 folders]
September 27, 1991
Box
2001/125-14 October 2, 1991
[2 folders]
October 16, 1991
[2 folders]
October 29, 1991
November 20, 1991
[3 folders]
December 17, 1991
[2 folders]
January 8, 1992
[3 folders]
February 5, 1992
February 19, 1992
March 18, 1992
[4 folders]
April 1, 1992
[4 folders]
April 15, 1992
[3 folders]
April 29, 1992
May 20, 1992
[1-3 of 5 folders]
Box
2001/125-15 May 20, 1992
[4-5 of 5 folders]
June 4, 1992
June 8, 1992
[4 folders]
June 23, 1992
[4 folders]
July 6, 1992
[2 folders]
July 9, 1992
[2 folders]
July 21, 1992
[5 folders]
August 5, 1992
August 12, 1992[4 folders]
(Open meeting), August 20, 1992
[1-4 of 9 folders]
Box
2001/125-16 (Open meeting), August 20, 1992
[5-9 of 9 folders]
August 26, 1992
[8 folders]
September 1, 1992
[1-13 of 16 folders]
Box
2001/125-17 September 1, 1992
[14-16 of 16 folders]
September 8, 1992
[9 folders]
September 9, 1992
[4 folders]
September 30, 1992
October 20, 1992
[5 folders]
October 21, 1992
[3 folders]
Workshops:
October 20, 1992
[1-3 of 11 folders]
Box
2001/125-18 October 20, 1992
[4-11 of 11 folders]
October 21, 1992
[10 folders]
October 22, 1992
[9 folders]
Administrative meeting transcripts:
November 10, 1992
Box
2001/125-19 December 1, 1992
[5 folders]
Workshop, December 9, 1992
[5 folders]
Administrative meeting transcripts:
December 15, 1992
[3 folders]
December 16, 1992
[5 folders]
January 13, 1993
[3 folders]
January 14, 1993
January 26, 1993
February 9, 1993
February 10, 1993
[3 folders]
Box
2001/125-20 February 24, 1993
[2 folders]
March 10, 1993
[2 folders]
March 24, 1993
[4 folders]
April 8, 1993
[3 folders]
April 14, 1993
April 28, 1993
[6 folders]
May 19, 1993
May 20, 1993
Box
1999/189-1 June 16, 1993
July 8, 1993
July 21, 1993
August 4, 1993
August 18, 1993
September 1, 1993
[2 folders]
September 9, 1993
[2 folders]
September 14, 1993
Box
1999/189-2 October 7, 1993
[3 folders]
October 19, 1993
October 28, 1993
October 29, 1993
November 3, 1993
[3 folders]
November 23, 1993
November 24, 1993
December 1, 1993
December 1, 1993
December 16, 1993
December 20, 1993
December 29, 1993
Box
1998/123-1 January 7, 1994
[2 folders]
January 27, 1994
[4 folders]
February 2, 1994
[2 folders]
February 10, 1994
[2 folders]
February 23, 1994
[2 folders]
March 10, 1994
[2 folders]
March 23, 1994
[2 folders]
April 15, 1994
[1 of 3 folders]
Box
1998/123-2 April 15, 1994
[2 of 3 folders]
April 27, 1994
May 10, 1994
May 25, 1994
[3 folders]
June 9, 1994
[2 folders]
July 1, 1994
July 6, 1994
[2 folders]
July 7, 1994
Public hearing, July 12, 1994
[4 folders]
Box
1998/123-3 Administrative meeting transcripts:
July 21, 1994
[3 folders]
August 5 and 15, 1994
August 18, 1994
[2 folders]
August 26, 1994
September 9, 1994
September 21, 1994
October 6, 1994
October 20, 1994
[3 folders]
November 4, 1994
[2 folders]
November 22, 1994
December 1, 1994
[2 folders]
December 16 and 28, 1994

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Final order meeting transcripts, 1976-1995,
43.96 cubic ft.

The Texas Public Utility Commission regulates telecommunication and electric services in Texas. These are transcripts, or minutes, of Public Utility Commission meetings at which docketed cases were decided, rules passed, federal utility issues discussed, etc. Dates covered are August 1976-July 1995. Types of cases heard by the Commissioners include applications for or changes in certificates of convenience and necessity, applications for certificates of operating authority, requests for investigations into a company's change in services or the quality of services, requests for cease and desist orders, applications to change rates, complaints against utility companies, and petitions for things such as expanding local calling services in particular areas. The Commission also considers the adoption of new substantive and/or procedural rules and changes to existing rules; it also discusses possible action by the Commission regarding federal utility issues, such as FCC decisions and changes in FCC rules.
Meetings at which internal agency matters were discussed, such as internal policy, procedures, legislation, and budget were convened separately and known as Administrative meetings. Transcripts for these meetings are in the series, Administrative meeting transcripts.
Until late 1995, the administrative meetings and final order meetings were conducted on separate days. The Commission now conducts one meeting, known as an open meeting, discussing the final order concerns first, then the administrative meeting concerns, followed by a closed session (if needed) to discuss litigation and/or personnel concerns. The meeting transcripts for both meetings (past and present) are filed together. Transcripts from May 1991 - present are also available internally at the PUC on its FOLIOS database for both meetings.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by meeting date.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Final order meeting transcripts, Texas Public Utility Commission meeting files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1998/090, 1998/123, 1999/186, 1999/189, 2000/064, 2000/074, 2000/091, 2000/106, 2000/146, and 2001/139
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Public Utility Commission on March 9, May 20, 1998; July 13 and 22, November 8, December 6, 1999; and January 3, February 9, and May 1, 2000; and July 25, 2001.
Processed by
Laura K. Saegert, March, August, 1998; March 2001; March 2003
Box
2000/064-1 Final order meeting transcripts:
August 9, 1976
September 13, 1976
[4 folders]
September 30, 1976
October 14, 1976
November 19, 1976
December 16, 1976
January 27, 1977
February 15, 1977
February 25, 1977
March 14, 1977
March 14, 1977
April 15, 1977
April 25, 1977
April 29, 1977
May 26, 1977
June 1, 1977
[2 folders]
June 2, 1977
[2 folders]
June 16, 1977
June 24, 1977
[2 folders]
Box
2000/064-2 July 18, 1977
[2 folders]
July 29, 1977
[2 folders]
January 17, 1978
[2 folders]
February 7, 1978
[2 folders]
February 23, 1978
[2 folders]
March 21, 1978
April 20, 1978
April 20, 1978
May 8, 1978
[2 folders]
May 19, 1978
[2 folders]
May 30, 1978
[3 folders]
June 21, 1978
[3 folders]
July 25, 1978
[3 folders]
August 1, 1978
[1-2 of 3 folders]
Box
2000/064-3 August 1, 1978
[3 of 3 folders]
August 2, 1978
August 10, 1978
Box
2001/139-1 August 30, 1078
August 31, 1978
September 14, 1978
[2 folders]
September 28, 1978
[2 folders]
October 12, 1978[2 folders]
(Open meeting of Accounting Department), October 23, 1978
[7 folders]
November 8, 1978
[4 folders]
November 20, 1978
December 13, 1978
[5 folders]
Box
2001/139-2 January 10, 1979
[5 folders]
January 17, 1979
January 23, 1979
January 30, 1979
[2 folders]
Box
2000/064-3 February 15, 1979
February 15, 1979
March 7, 1979
[3 folders]
March 27, 1979
[3 folders]
April 10, 1979
April 20, 1979
April 26, 1979
[2 folders]
May 15, 1979
May 29, 1979
[2 folders]
June 14, 1979
[6 folders]
Box
2000/064-4 June 26, 1979
[3 folders]
July 11, 1979
[2 folders]
August 1, 1979
[2 folders]
August 21, 1979
[3 folders]
September 13, 1979
[3 folders]
September 19, 1979
October 12, 1979
[3 folders]
October 25, 1979
[3 folders]
November 9, 1979
[2 folders]
Box
2000/064-5 November 27, 1979
[2 folders]
December 10, 1979
December 21, 1979
[2 folders]
January 4, 1980
January 18, 1980
January 21, 1980
January 23, 1980
January 31, 1980
February 22, 1980
[3 folders]
March 4, 1980
[2 folders]
March 28, 1980
[2 folders]
April 14, 1980
[2 folders]
April 29, 1980
[2 folders]
Public hearing (re: rules), May 21, 1980
[2 folders]
Box
2000/064-6 Final order meeting transcripts:
May 23, 1980
[2 folders]
June 2, 1980
June 12, 1980
[3 folders]
June 27, 1980
[2 folders]
July 15, 1980
[3 folders]
August 5, 1980
[3 folders]
August 5, 1980
August 22, 1980
[2 folders]
September 11, 1980
[2 folders]
September 15, 1980
[3 folders]
September 30, 1980
[4 folders]
October 16, 1980
[3 folders]
Box
2001/139-2 October 31, 1980
[3 folders]
November 18, 1980
[2 folders]
December 4, 1980
December 18, 1980
[3 folders]
January 8, 1981
[3 folders]
January 27, 1981
[3 folders]
January 28, 1981
[2 folders]
February 11, 1981
February 25, 1981
[1-2 of 5 folders]
Box
2001/139-3 February 25, 1981
[3-5 of 5 folders]
March 3, 1981
[2 folders]
April 2, 1981
[2 folders]
April 15, 1981
[2 folders]
April 23, 1981
[5 folders]
May 12, 1981
[4 folders]
May 27, 1981
Public hearing, June 17, 1981
[5 folders]
Box
2001/139-4 Final order meeting transcripts:
July 7, 1981
[2 folders]
August 4, 1981
[5 folders]
August 20, 1981
[3 folders]
September 15, 1981[5 folders]
(Motion for rehearing), October 7, 1981
October 15, 1981
[2 folders]
October 30, 1981
November 13, 1981
[4 folders]
December 3, 1981
[2 folders]
December 10, 1981
[2 folders]
Box
2001/139-5 December 22, 1981
December 29, 1981
January 14, 1982
[3 folders]
January 28, 1982
[3 folders]
(Open meeting,) February 11, 1982
(Open meeting,) February 16, 1982
[2 orders]
March 10, 1982
[2 folders]
March 25, 1982
[3 folders]
April 13, 1982
[3 folders]
April 29, 1982
[3 folders]
May 13, 1982
[2 folders]
May 27, 1982
[1-2 of 4 folders]
Box
2001/139-6 May 27, 1982
[3-4 of 4 folders]
June 23, 1982
[3 folders]
July 14, 1982
[2 folders]
July 29, 1982
[2 folders]
August 24, 1982
[2 folders]
September 8, 1982
September 21, 1982
[5 folders]
October 22, 1982
[5 folders]
November 4, 1982
[3 folders]
Box
2001/139-7 November 15, 1982
November 30, 1982
[5 folders]
December 22, 1982
[3 folders]
December 30, 1982
[5 folders]
January 21, 1983
February 10, 1983
[4 folders]
March 4, 1983
March 11, 1983
[3 folders]
March 23, 1983
[1-2 of 4 folders]
Box
2001/139-8 March 23, 1983
[3-4 of 4 folders]
April 7, 1983
April 27, 1983
[5 folders]
May 19, 1983
[8 folders]
June 1, 1983
[3 folders]
June 21, 1983
[5 folders]
July 13, 1983
[2 folders]
Box
2001/139-9 July 26, 1983
[5 folders]
August 10, 1983
[2 folders]
August 17, 1983
[2 folders]
August 31, 1983
[2 folders]
September 14, 1983
[2 folders]
September 21, 1983
September 28, 1983
[2 folders]
October 20, 1983
[2 folders]
October 28, 1983
[2 folders]
November 2, 1983
[2 folders]
November 7, 1983
[4 folders]
Box
2001/139-10 November 22, 1983
December 7, 1983
[2 folders]
December 12, 1983
[7 folders]
December 21, 1983
[8 folders]
January 12, 1984
[6 folders]
January 20, 1984
[2 folders]
Box
2001/139-11 January 25, 1984
Box
1999/189-3 January 31, 1984
[5 folders]
Box
2001/139-11 February 15, 1984
[7 folders]
Emergency commission meeting, February 23, 1984
March 6, 1984
[2 folders]
March 16, 1984
[5 folders]
March 21, 1984
Box
1999/189-3 May 3, 1984
Public hearing (re: proposed rules), June 29, 1984
[9 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts:
July 27, 1984
August 3, 1984
September 26, 1984
[4 folders]
Box
1999/189-4 October 26, 1984
[8 folders]
Box
2001/139-11 October 31, 1984
November 8, 1984
[6 folders]
Box
2001/139-12 November 9, 1984
[6 folders]
November 20, 1984
[6 folders]
December 4, 1984
December 20, 1984
[10 folders]
Box
2000/091-1 January 8, 1985
[5 folders]
Box
2001/139-12 January 10, 1985
[6 folders]
Box
2001/139-13 January 24, 1985
[5 folders]
Public meeting, January 29, 1985
[3 folders]
Public hearing, February 8, 1985
[2 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts:
February 15, 1985
[8 folders]
Box
2000/091-1 March 7, 1985
[9 folders]
Rules meeting, March 19, 1985
[6 folders]
Box
2000/091-2 Final order meeting transcripts:
March 21, 1985
[10 folders]
April 9, 1985
[11 folders]
Box
2000/091-3 April 12, 1985
[4 folders]
April 24, 1985
[4 folders]
Rules meeting, April 26, 1985
[2 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts:
May 7, 1985
[3 folders]
May 22, 1985
[4 folders]
June 5, 1985
[4 folders]
Box
2000/091-4 Open meeting, June 10, 1985
[2 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts:
June 12, 1985
[2 folders]
June 18, 1985
[4 folders]
July 16, 1985
[4 folders]
Open meeting, July 22, 1985
[2 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts:
July 26, 1985
[4 folders]
August 7, 1985
[3 folders]
Box
2000/091-5 August 21, 1985
[2 folders]
August 29, 1985
September 12, 1985
[3 folders]
September 13, 1985
September 26, 1985
[3 folders]
Open meeting, September 30, 1985
[5 folders]
Open meeting, September 30, 1985
Final order meeting transcripts:
October 16, 1985
[4 folders]
Box
2000/091-6 October 18, 1985
[4 folders]
October 23, 1985
Rules hearing, October 23, 1985
[2 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts, October 30, 1985
Public meeting to elect chairman, November 1, 1985
Final order meeting transcripts:
November 13, 1985
[7 folders]
November 27, 1985
[6 folders]
Open meeting, December 2, 1985
Public meeting (re: rules), December 5, 1985
[2 folders]
Box
2000/091-7 Final order meeting transcripts:
December 18, 1985
[5 folders]
January 8, 1986
[4 folders]
January 15, 1986
[4 folders]
January 22, 1986
[4 folders]
January 29, 1986
[4 folders]
Box
2001/139-13 February 6, 1986
[6 folders]
Box
2000/106-1 February 16, 1986
[5 folders]
February 18, 1986
February 19, 1986
[5 folders]
Rules hearing, February 21, 1986
Final order meeting transcripts:
February 27, 1986
February 27, 1986
[3 folders]
March 5, 1986
[4 folders]
Box
2001/139-14 Open meeting, March 12, 1986
[4 folders]
Box
2000/106-2 Open meeting, March 19, 1986
[4 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts, March 26, 1986
[5 folders]
Box
2001/139-14 Hearing on the merits, April 2, 1986
[2 folders]
Public hearing, April 3, 1986
Final order meeting transcripts:
April 9, 1986
[12 folders]
April 25, 1986
[2 folders]
April 30, 1986
[3 folders]
May 7, 1986
[2 folders]
May 8, 1986
[2 folders]
Box
2001/139-15 May 14, 1986
[6 folders]
Open meeting, May 16, 1986
[7 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts, May 28, 1986
[8 folders]
Open meetings:
June 6, 1986
[4 folders]
June 13, 1986
June 20, 1986
[2 folders]
Box
2001/139-16 June 25, 1986
[3 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts, July 16, 1986
[8 folders]
Open meeting, July 18, 1986
[7 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts, July 23, 1986
[5 folders]
Substantive rules meeting, July 25, 1986
[6 folders]
Box
2001/139-17 Discussion of full commission, August 4, 1986
[6 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts, August 13, 1986
[7 folders]
Open meeting, August 14, 1986
[3 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts, August 18, 1986
Final order meeting transcripts, August 26, 1986
[4 folders]
Open meeting, September 5, 1986
[5 folders]
Box
2001/139-18 Final order meeting transcripts:
September 10, 1986
[8 folders]
September 23, 1986
[9 folders]
October 1, 1986
[5 folders]
October 3, 1986
[4 folders]
Box
2001/139-19 Open meetings:
October 9, 1986
October 10, 1986
October 15, 1986
Final order meeting transcripts:
October 29, 1986
November 7, 1986
[9 folders]
November 14, 1986
[4 folders]
November 25, 1986
[10 folders]
Box
2001/139-20 Open meetings:
December 1, 1986
December 11, 1986
[6 folders]
Administrative meeting transcripts, December 12, 1986
[2 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts:
December 17, 1986
[10 folders]
January 8, 1987
[2 folders]
Prehearing conference, January 9, 1987
[2 folders]
Interim hearing, January 12, 1987
[folders 1-3 of 7]
Box
2001/139-21 Interim hearing, January 12, 1987
[folders 4-7 of 7]
Open meeting, January 15, 1987
[3 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts, January 28, 1987
[3 folders]
Emergency meeting, February 4, 1987
Final order meeting transcripts:
November 23, 1987
[8 folders]
November 24, 1987
[4 folders]
Rules hearing, November 24, 1987
[2 folders]
Open meeting, December 1, 1987
Box
2001/139-22 Final order meeting transcripts, December 2, 1987
[3 folders]
Rules hearing, December 11, 1987
[3 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts:
December 17, 1987
[9 folders]
December 18, 1987
[2 folders]
January 6, 1988
[11 folders]
Box
2001/139-23 January 7, 1988
[8 folders]
January 13, 1988
[2 folders]
January 18, 1988
[3 folders]
January 19, 1988
[4 folders]
(Morning session), January 20, 1988
(Afternoon session), January 20, 1988
[5 folders]
February 1, 1988
[2 folders]
February 2, 1988
[1-2 of 7 folders]
Box
2001/139-24 February 2, 1988
[3-7 of 7 folders]
(Morning session), February 3, 1988
[3 folders]
(Afternoon session), February 3, 1988
[4 folders]
February 16, 1988
[5 folders]
February 18, 1988
[6 folders]
Box
2001/139-25 February 17, 1988
[10 folders]
February 19, 1988
[7 folders]
February 22, 1988
[2 folders]
February 23, 1988
[5 folders]
February 24, 1988
[1-4 of 6 folders]
February 24, 1988
[5-6 of 6 folders]
Box
2001/139-26 February 25, 1988
[5 folders]
February 26, 1988
[3 folders]
(Early morning session), March 7, 1988
(Late morning session), March 7, 1988
[4 folders]
March 8, 1988
[3 folders]
March 9, 1988
Offer of proof # 1, March 10, 1988
[2 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts:
March 10, 1988
[6 folders]
Box
2001/139-27 March 11, 1988
March 14, 1988
[4 folders]
March 15, 1988
[2 folders]
(Early morning session), March 16, 1988
[5 folders]
(Late morning session), March 16, 1988
March 21, 1988
[8 folders]
March 22, 1988
[2 folders]
(Early morning session), March 28, 1988
(Late morning session), March 28, 1988
[6 folders]
Box
2001/139-28 March 29, 1988
[4 folders]
(Early morning session), March 30, 1988
(Late morning session), March 30, 1988
[4 folders]
April 19, 1988
[3 folders]
May 4, 1988
[6 folders]
May 9, 1988
[4 folders]
Box
2001/139-29 May 18, 1988
[4 folders]
Rules hearing, May 24, 1988
[3 folders]
Open meeting, May 25, 1988
Open meeting, May 26, 1988
Emergency open meeting, June 8, 1988
Open meeting, June 15, 1988
Final order meeting transcripts:
June 29, 1988
[2 folders]
July 13, 1988
[7 folders]
August 3, 1988
August 10, 1988
August 24, 1988
[1-3 of 9 folders]
Box
2001/139-30 August 24, 1988
[4-9 of 9 folders]
August 31, 1988
[7 folders]
Rules meeting, August 31, 1988
[2 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts:
September 7, 1988
[7 folders]
September 21, 1988
[1-3 of 8 folders]
Box
2001/139-31 September 21, 1988
[4-8 of 8 folders]
October 5, 1988
October 19, 1988
[6 folders]
Emergency meeting, October 24, 1988
[2 folders]
Final order meeting transcripts:
October 27, 1988
[4 folders]
November 9, 1988
[5 folders]
November 22, 1988
[3 folders]
Box
2001/139-32 December 8, 1988
[6 folders]
December 20, 1988
[8 folders]
January 4, 1989
[5 folders]
January 17, 1989
[6 folders]
Box
2001/139-33 February 8, 1989
[8 folders]
February 14, 1989
[16 folders]
Box
2001/139-34 February 17, 1989
[2 folders]
(First morning session), February 22, 1989
[2 folders]
(Second morning session), February 22, 1989
[4 folders]
March 7, 1989
[6 folders]
March 22, 1989
[12 folders]
Box
2001/139-35 March 23, 1989
[3 folders]
April 6, 1989
[14 folders]
April 6, 1989
[6 folders]
April 7, 1989
[3 folders]
April 19, 1989
[1-4 of 11 folders]
Box
2001/139-36 April 19, 1989
[5-11 of 11 folders]
April 26, 1989
[9 folders]
April 27, 1989
[6 folders]
May 10, 1989
[1-5 of 9 folders]
Box
2001/139-37 May 10, 1989
[6-9 of 9 folders]
May 24, 1989
[7 folders]
May 31, 1989
[5 folders]
June 22, 1989
[9 folders]
July 13, 1989
[1-3 of 6 folders]
Box
2001/139-38 July 13, 1989
[4-6 of 6 folders]
July 20, 1989
[5 folders]
August 2, 1989
[3 folders]
August 16, 1989
[2 folders]
August 30, 1989
[4 folders]
September 12, 1989
September 28, 1989
October 9, 1989
[2 folders]
October 23, 1989
November 1, 1989
[2 folders]
November 8, 1989
November 29, 1989
[6 folders]
Box
2001/139-39 December 8, 1989
[8 folders]
December 13, 1989
[10 folders]
January 16, 1990
[7 folders]
January 31, 1990
[3 folders]
Box
2001/139-40 February 7, 1990
[6 folders]
February 21, 1990
[14 folders]
March 7, 1990
[2 folders]
March 21, 1990
[6 folders]
Box
2001/139-41 April 4, 1990
[5 folders]
April 18, 1990
[6 folders]
May 2, 1990
[10 folders]
May 15, 1990
[1-8 of 16 folders]
Box
2001/139-42 May 15, 1990
[9-16 of 16 folders]
May 16, 1990
[5 folders]
May 29, 1990
[2 folders]
May 30, 1990
[14 folders]
May 31, 1990
[3 folders]
Box
2001/139-43 June 5, 1990
[7 folders]
June 6, 1990
[9 folders]
June 7, 1990
[2 folders]
June 12, 1990
[3 folders]
June 26, 1990
[2 folders]
July 11, 1990
[3 folders]
July 18, 1990
[3 folders]
Box
2001/139-44 August 1, 1990
[10 folders]
August 8, 1990
[10 folders]
August 15, 1990
[9 folders]
Box
2001/139-45 August 29, 1990
[12 folders]
August 30, 1990
September 5, 1990
September 5, 1990
[5 folders]
September 19, 1990
[7 folders]
October 4, 1990
October 8, 1990
[3 folders]
October 9, 1990
[1-2 of 7 folders]
Box
2001/139-46 October 9, 1990
[3-7 of 7 folders]
October 31, 1990
[2 folders]
November 7, 1990
[4 folders]
November 28, 1990
[14 folders]
December 11, 1990
[6 folders]
Box
2001/139-47 January 9, 1991
[6 folders]
January 16, 1991
[10 folders]
January 29, 1991
[1-12 of 14 folders]
Box
2001/139-48 January 29, 1991
[13-14 of 14 folders]
(Morning session,) January 30, 1991
[3 folders]
(Afternoon session,) January 30, 1991
[9 folders]
January 31, 1991
[6 folders]
February 6, 1991
[3 folders]
February 13, 1991
[1-8 of 15 folders]
Box
2001/139-49 February 13, 1991
[9-15 of 15 folders]
February 20, 1991
March 7, 1991
[4 folders]
March 20, 1991
[10 folders]
April 2, 1991
[4 folders]
April 18, 1991
[1-2 of 7 folders]
Box
2001/139-50 April 18, 1991
[3-7 of 7 folders]
May 1, 1991
[5 folders]
May 14, 1991
May 29, 1991
[2 folders]
June 12, 1991
[5 folders]
June 18, 1991
[4 folders]
July 15, 1991
[1-6 of 8 folders]
Box
2001/139-51 July 15, 1991
[7-8 of 8 folders]
July 16, 1991
[17 folders]
July 17, 1991
[12 folders]
Box
2001/139-52 July 31, 1991
[11 folders]
August 1, 1991
[9 folders]
August 2, 1991
[10 folders]
Box
2001/139-53 August 6, 1991
[8 folders]
August 7, 1991
[5 folders]
August 28, 1991
[4 folders]
September 18, 1991
[9 folders]
September 19, 1991
Box
2001/139-54 October 2, 1991
October 14, 1991
[5 folders]
October 15, 1991
[8 folders]
October 16, 1991
[1-6 of 8 folders]
Box
2001/139-55 October 16, 1991
[7-8 of 8 folders]
October 28, 1991
[3 folders]
October 29, 1991
[3 folders]
October 30, 1991
November 4, 1991
November 5, 1991
November 8, 1991
[3 folders]
November 20, 1991
[5 folders]
December 2, 1991
December 4, 1991
[2 folders]
Box
2001/139-56 December 17, 1991
[6 folders]
January 5, 1992
[4 folders]
January 8, 1992
[3 folders]
January 22, 1992
[6 folders]
Box
2001/139-57 February 19, 1992
[2 folders]
March 18, 1992
[2 folders]
April 1, 1992
[6 folders]
April 15, 1992
April 29, 1992
May 20, 1992
[6 folders]
June 4, 1992
[1-2 of 5 folders]
Box
2001/139-58 June 4, 1992
[3-5 of 5 folders]
June 22, 1992
[6 folders]
June 23, 1992
[3 folders]
July 9, 1992
[6 folders]
Box
2001/139-59 July 21, 1992
[7 folders]
August 12, 1992
[4 folders]
December 1, 1992
[7 folders]
Box
2001/139-60 December 15, 1992
[4 folders]
Proceedings, January 13, 1993
Final order meeting transcripts:
January 13, 1993
[3 folders]
January 26, 1993
[7 folders]
February 10, 1993
February 24, 1993
[1-3 of 5 folders]
Box
2001/139-61 February 24, 1993
[4-5 of 5 folders]
March 10, 1993
[6 folders]
March 24, 1993
[6 folders]
April 8, 1993
[1-5 of 14 folders]
Box
2001/139-62 April 8, 1992
[6-14 of 14 folders]
April 14, 1993
[2 folders]
April 28, 1993
[3 folders]
May 19, 1993
May 20, 1993
[2 folders]
Box
2001/139-63 June 2, 1993
[4 folders]
June 16, 1993
[6 folders]
July 8, 1993
[5 folders]
July 21, 1993
[1-3 of 9 folders]
Box
2001/139-64 July 21, 1993
[4-9 of 9 folders]
August 4, 1993
[2 folders]
August 18, 1993
[9 folders]
Box
1999/189-5 August 24, 1993
Box
2001/139-65 September 1, 1993
[2 folders]
September 14, 1993
[6 folders]
October 7, 1993
[6 folders]
Box
1999/189-5 October 19, 1993
[6 folders]
October 28, 1993
[4 folders]
November 3, 1993
[2 folders]
November 3, 1993
[5 folders]
December 1, 1993
Box
1999/189-6 December 16, 1993
[6 folders]
December 20, 1993
[6 folders]
December 21, 1993
[10 folders]
Box
1999/189-7 December 22, 1993
[5 folders]
December 29, 1993
[4 folders]
Box
1998/123-4 January 5, 1994
[7 folders]
January 6, 1994
[7 folders]
January 11, 1994
[1-3 of 9 folders]
Box
1998/123-5 January 11, 1994
[6-9 of 9 folders]
January 26, 1994
[9 folders]
January 27, 1994
February 9, 1994
[3 folders]
Box
1998/123-6 February 23, 1994
March 9, 1994
[7 folders]
March 23, 1994
[6 folders]
April 7, 1994
[1-2 of 3 folders]
Box
1998/123-7 April 7, 1994
[3 of 3 folders]
April 14, 1994
[4 folders]
April 27, 1994
[5 folders]
May 10, 1994
May 25, 1994
[3 folders]
June 8, 1994
[3 folders]
Box
1998/123-8 July 1, 1994
[3 folders]
July 6, 1994
[4 folders]
July 21, 1994
[2 folders]
August 17, 1994
[3 folders]
September 7, 1994
[4 folders]
Box
1998/123-9 September 21, 1994
October 6, 1994
[3 folders]
October 19, 1994
November 4, 1994
[2 folders]
November 22, 1994
[4 folders]
December 16, 1994
[5 folders]
Box
1998/090-1 January 18, 1995
[4 folders]
February 1, 1995
February 7, 1995
[5 folders]
February 8, 1995
[7 folders]
Box
1998/090-2 February 9, 1995
[2 folders]
February 21, 1995
[4 folders]
February 22, 1995
February 22, 1995
[5 folders]
March 8, 1995
[5 folders]
Box
1998/090-3 March 8, 1995
[4 folders]
March 9, 1995
[2 folders]
March 20, 1995
March 23, 1995
April 17, 1995
[5 folders]
May 3, 1995
[1-3 of 9 folders]
Box
1998/090-4 May 3, 1995
[4-9 of 9 folders]
May 10, 1995
May 16, 1995
[5 folders]
May 17, 1995
May 31, 1995
June 21, 1995
June 22 and July 12, 1995
Box
1998/090-5 July 19, 1995
[2 folders]

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Open meeting transcripts, 1995-2012,
30.40 cubic ft.

The Texas Public Utility Commission regulates telecommunication and electric services in Texas. These are transcripts of Public Utility Commission open meetings at which decisions are made concerning administrative matters, docketed cases are heard, rules are considered, and utility regulatory issues are discussed. Dates covered are 1995-2012. All records described in this series dated September 2002 or later received minimal processing only. The bulk of the meetings concern the final orders portion of the agenda, where actions of the Commissioners include hearing docketed cases regarding applications for or changes in certificates of convenience and necessity, applications for certificates of operating authority, requests for investigations into a company's change in services or the quality of services, requests for cease and desist orders, applications to change rates, complaints against utility companies, and hearing petitions for things such as expanding local calling services in particular areas. The Commission considers the adoption of new substantive and/or procedural rules and changes to existing rules; it also discusses possible action by the Commission regarding federal utility issues, such as FCC decisions and changes in FCC rules. The administrative items discussed at the meetings include changes in internal policy or procedures, budget and fiscal matters, strategic planning, major personnel matters, upcoming legislation, staff projects, and reports and briefs done for the Commissioners and/or legislature on a variety of topics, including concerns in the utility industry and administrative matters, such as minority recruitment and equal employment opportunity. In addition to transcripts from open meetings, meeting agenda are present in 1997 and 1998; and transcripts are present for a few commissioners workshops, a couple of public meetings, and a pre-hearing conference. Meeting agenda prior to and after 1997 until 2001 are filed separately, see the series Meeting agenda (1985-2001); agenda from 1999 forward are also in the series Open meetings, supporting documentation. Minutes are present for one meeting in 1997 in lieu of transcripts, which were not done for that meeting. Supporting documentation (memos to commissioners, interagency correspondence, background reference materials) is present for some meetings beginning in 1998. This is filed preceding the transcripts for each meeting. Beginning in September 2002, meeting agenda and minutes are filed in this series.
Discussion of litigation and most personnel matters are confidential and discussed in closed sessions. Audio tapes of the closed sessions are maintained at the PUC. These tapes are confidential and are closed to public access (V.T.C.A. Government Code, Section 551.104). Effective at the August 16, 1996 meeting, the Commission no longer makes tapes, but now maintains paper summaries.
Beginning in late 1995 the Commission began conducting one meeting, the open meeting, discussing the final order concerns first, then the administrative meeting concerns, followed by a closed session (if needed) to discuss litigation and/or personnel concerns. Prior to 1995, separate meetings were held, known as administrative meetings and final order meetings. Files of administrative meeting minutes from 1975 to 1994 can be found in the series Administrative meeting transcripts; files of final order meeting minutes from 1976 to 1995 can be found in the series Final order meeting transcripts. Meeting documentation of materials discussed at the open meetings can be found in the series Open meetings, supporting documentation.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by meeting date.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Open meeting transcripts, Texas Public Utility Commission meeting files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1998/079, 1998/090, 1998/123, 1999/135, 1999/173, 2000/091, 2000/107, 2001/139, 2003/077, 2004/050, 2005/139, 2006/076, 2007/094, 2008/044, 2010/011, 2011/038, 2012/018, and 2013/044
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Public Utility Commission on February 17, March 9, 1998; April 22, June 21, 1999; and January 3, February 9, 2000; July 25, 2001; November 20, 2002; November 10, 2003; April 20, 2005; December 9, 2005; February 8, 2007; October 23, 2007; September 25, 2009; October 25, 2010; October 12, 2011; and November 6, 2012.
Processed by
Laura K. Saegert, March, August, 1998; March 2001; March 2003
Jessica Tucker, April 2012
Box
1998/090-5 Open meeting transcripts:
August 2, 1995
[2 folders]
August 16, 1995
[5 folders]
August 18, 1995
August 30, 1995
[5 folders]
Box
1998/090-6 September 6, 1995
[2 folders]
September 19, 1995
September 20, 1995
September 27, 1995
[5 folders]
October 11, 1995
[5 folders]
October 25, 1995
[1 of 5 folders]
Box
1998/090-7 October 25, 1995
[2-5 of 5 folders]
November 9, 1995
[5 folders]
November 21, 1995
[5 folders]
LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) Resource plan presentation, November 22, 1995
[2 folders]
December 1, 1995
December 6, 1995
[1-2 of 5 folders]
Box
1998/090-8 December 6, 1995
[3-5 of 5 folders]
December 20, 1995
[4 folders]
Box
1998/079-1 January 10, 1996
[2 folders]
January 17, 1996
January 24, 1996
January 30, 1996
February 7, 1996
[2 folders]
February 22, 1996
March 6, 1996
March 13, 1996
March 27, 1996
April 1, 1996
Box
1998/079-2 April 10, 1996
April 24, 1996
May 8, 1996
May 13, 1996
May 22, 1996
[2 folders]
May 28, 1996
June 5, 1996
[2 folders]
June 10, 1996
June 11, 1996
June 26, 1996
[2 folders]
July 10, 1996
July 30, 1996
Box
1998/079-3 August 7, 1996
August 21, 1996
September 11, 1996
[2 folders]
September 23, 1996
October 9, 1996
October 16, 1996
[2 folders]
October 24, 1996
November 7, 1996
[2 folders]
Box
1998/079-4 November 2, 1996
November 26, 1996
December 2, 1996
December 12, 1996
December 16, 1996
December 19, 1996
Open meeting agenda and transcripts:
January 8, 1997
January 14, 1997
January 15, 1997
[agenda with Jan. 14 file]
January 22, 1997
[2 folders]
January 28, 1997
January 29, 1997
[agenda with Jan. 28 file]
Box
1998/079-5 February 5, 1997
[3 folders]
February 19, 1997
[2 folders]
Workshop regarding ice of 1997, March 4, 1997
[3 folders]
March 5, 1997
[3 folders]
March 6, 1997
Box
1998/079-6 March 18, 1997
[2 folders]
March 19, 1997
[2 folders]
[agenda with March 18 file]
March 26, 1997
[3 folders]
March 31, 1997
[agenda with March 26 file]
April 10, 1997
[2 folders]
April 23, 1997
[2 folders]
Box
1998/079-7 May 6, 1997
Public meeting, (no agenda), May 9, 1997
[3 folders]
May 13, 1997
May 21, 1997
[2 folders]
June 4, 1997
[3 folders]
Prehearing conference, June 18, 1997
[3 folders]
Box
1998/079-8 June 18, 1997
[3 folders]
June 26, 1997
[3 folders]
July 16, 1997
[3 folders]
August 6, 1997
[3 folders]
Box
1998/079-9 August 21, 1997
[3 folders]
August 26, 1997
Minutes, September 3, 1997
[No transcripts or agenda available.]
Open meeting agenda and transcripts:
September 10, 1997
[2 folders]
Public workshop on substantive rules, September 18, 1997
[2 folders]
September 24, 1997
[3 folders]
September 30, 1997
[agenda with Sept. 24 file]
October 1, 1997
October 14, 1997
Box
1998/079-10 October 22, 1997
[3 folders]
October 29, 1997
[No agenda is present.]
November 4, 1997
November 12, 1997
November 17, 1997
November 19, 1997
December 1, 1997
December 4, 1997
December 17, 1997
[3 folders]
Box
1998/079-11 January 7, 1998
[3 folders]
Supporting documentation, January 14, 1998
Open meeting agenda and transcripts, January 14, 1998
[3 folders]
Open meeting agenda and transcripts, January 15, 1998
Box
1998/123-10 Work session and open meeting transcripts, January 22, 1998
[3 folders]
Supporting documentation, February 5, 1998
Agenda, February 5, 1998
Open meeting transcripts, February 5, 1998
[4 folders]
Open meeting transcripts, February 11, 1998
Open meeting agenda and transcripts, February 19, 1998
[2 folders]
Agenda and work session transcripts, February 20, 1998
[3 folders]
Agenda, February 25, 1998
Box
1998/123-11 Open meeting supporting documentation, February 25, 1998
Open meeting transcripts, February 25, 1998
[4 folders]
Agenda and workshop transcripts, February 27, 1998
[3 folders]
Supporting documentation, March 12, 1998
Agenda, March 12, 1998
Open meeting transcripts, March 12, 1998
[2 folders]
Revised agenda, March 16, 1998
Open meeting transcripts, March 16, 1998
Agenda, March 19, 1998
Box
1998/123-12 Hearing transcripts, March 19, 1998
[6 folders]
Hearing transcripts, March 20, 1998
[6 folders]
Open meeting agenda and transcripts:
March 24, 1998
March 30, 1998
March 31, 1998
Box
1999/135-1 April 1, 1998
[4 folders]
Open meeting transcripts, April 7, 1998
[7 folders]
Open meeting agenda and transcripts, April 21, 1998
[6 folders]
Box
1999/135-2 Open meeting transcripts, April 22, 1998
Open meeting agenda and transcripts:
May 6, 1998
[4 folders]
May 21, 1998
[8 folders]
June 11, 1998
June 24, 1998
[6 folders]
Box
1999/135-3 June 30, 1998
[5 folders]
Public hearing transcripts, July 1, 1998
[4 folders]
Open meeting agenda and transcripts:
July 8, 1998
[2 folders]
July 9, 1998
July 10, 1998
[2 folders]
July 13, 1998
Open meeting transcripts, July 16, 1998
Box
1999/135-4 Open meeting agenda and transcripts, July 22, 1998
[3 folders]
Open meeting transcripts, July 23, 1998
Open meeting/workshop transcripts, July 23, 1998
[5 folders]
Open meeting transcripts, August 10, 1998
Open meeting agenda and transcripts, August 12, 1998
[3 folders]
Open meeting transcripts, August 20, 1998
Open meeting agenda and transcripts:
August 26, 1998
[1-3 of 5 folders]
Box
1999/135-5 August 26, 1998
[4-5 of 5 folders]
September 9, 1998
[4 folders]
September 23, 1998
[4 folders]
October 8, 1998
[3 folders]
Open meeting/workshop transcripts, October 13, 1998
[4 folders]
Box
1999/135-6 Open meeting agenda and transcripts:
October 22, 1998
[3 folders]
November 5, 1998
[3 folders]
November 13, 1998
[2 folders]
November 16, 1998
[2 folders]
November 19, 1998
[3 folders]
Box
1999/135-7 December 1, 1998
December 14, 1998
[3 folders]
December 21, 1998
[7 folders]
Box
1999/173-1 January 20, 1999
[4 folders]
February 4, 1999
[3 folders]
Public comment relating to open meeting, February 9, 1999
[2 folders]
Open meeting agenda and transcripts:
February 18, 1999
[3 folders]
Box
1999/173-2 March 11, 1999
[3 folders]
March 25, 1999
[3 folders]
April 29, 1999
[3 folders]
May 20, 1999
May 25, 1999
[2 folders]
Box
2000/091-8 July 15, 1999
[6 folders]
Box
2000/107-1 August 12, 1999
[3 folders]
August 14, 1999
September 9, 1999
[3 folders]
September 14, 1999
[2 folders]
October 20, 1999
[5 folders]
Box
2000/107-2 October 21, 1999
[2 folders]
Box
2000/091-9 November 4, 1999
[6 folders]
November 18, 1999
[2 folders]
Box
2001/139-66 Open meeting transcripts:
[Following the cover sheet for the meetings is a table of contents of agenda items as they appear.]
January 13, 2000
[4 folders]
January 27, 2000
[6 folders]
February 10, 2000
[5 folders]
February 24, 2000
[3 folders]
March 1, 2000
[1 of 6 folders]
Box
2001/139-67 March 1, 2000
[2-6 of 6 folders]
March 23, 2000
[4 folders]
April 12, 2000
[5 folders]
April 27, 2000
[1-4 of 5 folders]
Box
2001/139-68 April 27, 2000
[5 of 5 folders]
May 9, 2000
[2 folders]
May 18, 2000
[4 folders]
May 31, 2000
[6 folders]
June 14, 2000
[5 folders]
June 29, 2000
[1-2 of 5 folders]
Box
2001/139-69 June 29, 2000
[3-5 of 5 folders]
July 12, 2000
[5 folders]
August 10, 2000
[4 folders]
August 24, 2000
[5 folders]
Box
2001/139-70 September 7, 2000
[3 folders]
September 20, 2000
[5 folders]
October 14, 2000
[3 folders]
October 19, 2000
[3 folders]
November 1, 2000
[4 folders]
Box
2001/139-71 November 16, 2000
[6 folders]
December 1, 2000
[6 folders]
December 7, 2000
[2 folders]
December 13, 2000
[4 folders]
Box
2003/077-1 January 11, 2001
[6 folders]
January 25, 2001
[5 folders]
February 8, 2001
[4 folders]
Box
2003/077-2 February 22, 2001
[7 folders]
March 7, 2001
[3 folders]
March 20, 2001
[2 folders]
April 6, 2001
[3 folders]
April 24, 2001
[3 folders]
April 25, 2001
[1 of 6 folders]
Box
2003/077-3 April 25, 2001
[2-6 of 6 folders]
May 8, 2001
[5 folders]
May 24, 2001
[7 folders]
June 14, 2001
[2 folders]
June 28, 2001
[1-2 of 5 folders]
Box
2003/077-4 June 28, 2001
[3-5 of 5 folders]
July 12, 2001
[3 folders]
August 2, 2001
[4 folders]
August 23-24, 2001
[5 folders]
September 5, 2001
[3 folders]
September 19, 2001
[1 of 4 folders]
Box
2003/077-5 September 19, 2001
[2-4 of 4 folders]
October 3, 2001
[5 folders]
October 18, 2001
[5 folders]
October 31, 2001
[6 folders]
Box
2003/077-6 November 8, 2001
[2 folders]
(Morning session), November 9, 2001
[2 folders]
(Afternoon session), November 9, 2001
November 20, 2001
[6 folders]
December 3, 2001
[2 folders]
December 7, 2001
[3 folders]
December 19, 2001
[3 folders]
Box
2003/077-7 January 10, 2002
[3 folders]
(Morning session), January 23, 2002
[4 folders]
(Afternoon session), January 23, 2002
February 7, 2002
[5 folders]
February 21, 2002
[1-4 of 6 folders]
Box
2003/077-8 February 21, 2002
[5-6 of 6 folders]
March 6, 2002
[3 folders]
March 21, 2002
[2 folders]
April 5, 2002
[2 folders]
April 18, 2002
[3 folders]
May 2, 2002
[2 folders]
May 23, 2002
[3 folders]
Box
2003/077-9 June 6, 2002
[3 folders]
June 20, 2002
[2 folders]
July 11, 2002
[3 folders]
July 19, 2002
[3 folders]
July 25, 2002
[3 folders]
August 8, 2002
August 22, 2002
August 23, 2002
[3 folders]
Box
2004/050-12 Meeting minutes and agenda:
September 12, 2002
September 25, 2002
[2 folders]
October 3, 2002
October 10, 2002
October 23, 2002
November 7, 2002
[2 folders]
November 21, 2002
December 5, 2002
[2 folders]
December 13, 2002
[2 folders]
December 19, 2002
[2 folders]
January 16, 2003
January 30, 2003
[2 folders]
February 13, 2003
March 5, 2003
[2 folders]
Box
2004/050-13 March 21, 2003
[2 folders]
April 2, 2003
April 17, 2003
[2 folders]
May 9, 2003
[2 folders]
May 22, 2003
[2 folders]
June 5, 2003
June 18, 2003
[2 folders]
July 10, 2003
[2 folders]
July 25, 2003
August 7, 2003
August 21, 2003
[2 folders]
Box
2005/139-14 September 18, 2003
October 9, 2003
October 23, 2003
November 5, 2003
November 19, 2003
December 3, 2003
December 18, 2003
December 30, 2003
January 15, 2004
January 9, 2004
February 11, 2004
February 25, 2004
March 10, 2004
March 26, 2004
April 15, 2004
April 29, 2004
May 13, 2004
May 27, 2004
June 2, 2004
June 9, 2004
June 18, 2004
July 1, 2004
July 9, 2004
July 15, 2004
July 28, 2004
August 12, 2004
August 19, 2004
[2 folders]
August 30, 2004
Box
2006/076-24 September 2, 2004
September 17, 2004
September 30, 2004
October 13, 2004
October 28, 2004
November 10, 2004
November 23, 2004
December 1, 2004
December 2, 2004
December 16, 2004
January 20, 2005
January 27, 2005
February 10, 2005
February 24, 2005
March 9, 2005
March 31, 2005
April 13, 2005
April 29, 2005
May 11, 2005
May 25, 2005
June 16, 2005
July 15, 2005
July 29, 2005
August 18, 2005
Box
2007/094-1 September 8, 2005
September 9, 2005
September 14, 2005
September 19, 2005
September 21, 2005
September 27, 2005
October 3, 2005
October 4, 2005
October 12, 2005
October 28, 2005
November 17, 2005
December 1, 2005
December 15, 2005
January 12, 2006
January 26, 2006
February 9, 2006
February 23, 2006
March 8, 2006
March 30, 2006
April 13, 2006
April 20, 2006
April 28, 2006
May 10, 2006
May 26, 2006
June 7, 2006
June 20, 2006
June 29, 2006
July 20, 2006
July 21, 2006
August 10, 2006
August 23, 2006
Box
2008/044-1 September 7, 2006
September 21, 2006
October 13, 2006
October 26, 2006
November 10, 2006
December 1, 2006
December 14, 2006
January 10, 2007
January 25, 2007
January 26, 2007
February 2, 2007
February 9, 2007
February 22, 2007
March 7, 2007
March 20, 2007
March 29, 2007
April 12, 2007
April 19, 2007
April 26, 2007
May 8, 2007
May 10, 2007
May 24, 2007
June 8, 2007
June 22, 2007
July 20, 2007
July 31, 2007
August 16, 2007
September 13, 2007
October 2, 2007
October 9, 2007
October 17, 2007
November 1, 2007
November 15, 2007
December 3, 2007
December 7, 2007
December 19, 2007
January 10, 2008
January 25, 2008
February 7, 2008
February 22, 2008
March 26, 2008
April 9, 2008
April 25, 2008
May 8, 2008
May 22, 2008
May 29, 2008
June 5, 2008
June 11, 2008
July 3, 2008
July 17, 2008
July 31, 2008
August 14, 2008
August 28, 2008
Box
2010/011-2 September 11, 2008
September 24, 2008
October 8, 2008
October 23, 2008
November 5, 2008
November 20, 2008
December 1, 2008
December 4, 2008
December 8, 2008
January 14, 2009
January 29, 2009
February 10, 2009
February 20, 2009
February 26, 2009
March 11, 2009
March 27, 2009
April 9, 2009
April 23, 2009
May 7, 2009
May 21, 2009
June 2, 2009
June 18, 2009
July 2, 2009
July 30, 2009
August 13, 2009
August 26, 2009
Box
2011/038-2 September 10, 2009
September 22, 2009
September 24, 2009
October 8, 2009
October 22, 2009
November 5, 2009
November 6, 2009
November 20, 2009
December 1, 2009
December 2, 2009
December 17, 2009
January 14, 2010
January 15, 2010
January 29, 2010
February 11, 2010
March 4, 2010
March 11, 2010
April 1, 2010
[2 folders]
April 15, 2010
[2 folders]
April 23, 2010
April 30, 2010
May 14, 2010
May 27, 2010
June 11, 2010
July 1, 2010
July 15, 2010
July 30, 2010
August 18, 2010
Box
2012/018-2 September 1, 2010
September 15, 2010
September 29, 2010
October 14, 2010
October 22, 2010
November 10, 2010
December 1, 2010
December 2, 2010
December 8, 2010
December 16, 2010
January 13, 2011
January 20, 2011
February 3, 2011
February 10, 2011
February 24, 2011
March 3, 2011
March 11, 2011
March 24, 2011
April 6, 2011
April 14, 2011
April 29, 2011
May 12, 2011
May 26, 2011
June 17, 2011
June 22, 2011
July 8, 2011
Open meeting/workshop, July 28, 2011
August 3, 2011
August 19, 2011
August 22, 2011
August 22, 2011
Box
2013/044-2 September 1, 2011
September 15, 2011
September 29, 2011
October 6, 2011
[Supporting documentation is not present for this date.]
October 13, 2011
October 27, 2011
November 10, 2011
December 1, 2011
December 15, 2011
January 12, 2012
January 26, 2012
February 10, 2012
February 23, 2012
[2 folders]
March 7, 2012
March 22, 2012
April 12, 2012
April 27, 2012
June 13, 2012
June 28, 2012
July 13, 2012
July 27, 2012
August 17, 2012
August 21, 2012
August 30, 2012

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Open meetings, supporting documentation, 1998-2012,
31 cubic ft.

The Texas Public Utility Commission regulates telecommunication and electric services in Texas. The records consist of memos to the commissioners, reports, interagency correspondence, proposed orders, and background materials for their review concerning some of the agenda items for the open meetings dating from 1998 to 2012. All records described in this series dated September 2002 or later received minimal processing only. Only a few files are present for 1998. These records are meeting documentation presented to the Texas Public Utility Commissioners prior to their meetings. Memos were done either by staff members directed to the Commission, usually also made available to all parties concerned with the issue (such as docket filings or litigation), or by individual Commissioners directed to other commissioners and staff. Issues discussed in the memos include possible action needed on a docket application, petitions or requests of utility customers, changes or amendments to proposed rules, or changes to utility filings. Many of the memos are drafts of proposed orders relative to dockets or other filings, done either by PUC staff or when applicable, the State Office of Administrative Hearings. Also present are briefs filed by utility companies; administrative reports, such as budget reports, annual reports to the legislature, and strategic plans; and staff reports on various regulatory topics, such as Quarterly Update on Activities in the Wholesale Electric Market or investigative reports done on utility topics or for specific filings. Some correspondence is present from other agencies, such as the State Office of Administrative Hearings or the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, from federal bodies such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and a small amount is present from utility companies or utility customers. For the files from 1999 on, an agenda is present at the beginning of the file, with the supporting documentation following. Most documents have a cover sheet listing who prepared the memo, to whom it was directed, the topic, and the item number on the agenda. The 1998 supporting documentation is filed with the transcripts in the series, Open meeting transcripts.
Memoranda prepared for executive (closed) sessions of the Commission are not present. A few memos were marked as "protected from disclosure." These items fall under the attorney-client privilege. Executive session memos dated before September 2002 were returned to the Public Utility Commission.
Most of the unrestricted supporting documents, along with memos, correspondence and other items not presented at the meetings are now available on the PUC's website, http://www.puc.state.tx.us/. To access these items, go the Filings page and follow the instructions. Pulling up a particular filing will bring up all the publicly available materials filed concerning that particular filing or docket.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by meeting date.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Open meetings supporting documentation, Texas Public Utility Commission meeting files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1998/079, 1998/090, 1998/123, 2003/077, 2003/133, 2004/050, 2005/139, 2006/076, 2007/094, 2008/044, 2009/064, 2010/011, 2011/038, 2012/018, and 2013/044
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Public Utility Commission on February 17, March 9, and May 20, 1998; November 20, 2002; March 18, 2003; November 10, 2003; April 20, 2005; December 9, 2005; February 8, 2007; October 23, 2007; September 25, 2009; October 25, 2010; October 12, 2011; and November 6, 2012.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, email addresses of utility customers or the general public (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.301(e)); agency memoranda and working papers (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111); attorney client privilege (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.107); and home addresses of government employees or officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 552.117 and 552.1175), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Processed by
Laura K. Saegert, March, August, 1998; March 2003
Jessica Tucker, November 2012
Box
2003/077-12 Open meeting supporting documentation:
September 9, 1999
[5 folders]
September 23, 1999
[9 folders]
October 6, 1999
[4 folders]
October 14, 1999
October 21, 1999
[7 folders]
November 4, 1999
[6 folders]
November 18, 1999
[3 folders]
December 2, 1999
[3 folders]
December 16, 1999
[5 folders]
January 13, 2000
[3 folders]
January 27, 2000
[1-3 of 5 folders]
Box
2003/077-13 January 27, 2000
[4-5 of 5 folders]
February 10, 2000
[11 folders]
February 24, 2000
[5 folders]
March 1, 2000
[7 folders]
March 23, 2000
[9 folders]
April 12, 2000
[9 folders]
April 27, 2000
[8 folders]
Box
2003/077-14 May 18, 2000
[6 folders]
May 31, 2000
[5 folders]
June 14, 2000
[2 folders]
June 29, 2000
[5 folders]
July 12, 2000
[5 folders]
August 10, 2000
[5 folders]
August 24, 2000
[5 folders]
September 7, 2000
[6 folders]
[Folder 6 contains possibly excepted information: email address]
September 20, 2000
[3 folders]
Box
2003/077-15 October 4, 2000
[4 folders]
October 19, 2000
[3 folders]
November 1, 2000
[3 folders]
November 16, 2000
[9 folders]
December 1, 2000
[5 folders]
December 13, 2000
[10 folders]
January 11, 2001
[4 folders]
January 25, 2001
[3 folders]
Box
2003/077-16 February 8, 2001
[4 folders]
[Folder 3 contains possibly excepted information: email address]
February 22, 2001
[7 folders]
March 7, 2001
[2 folders]
March 20, 2001
[2 folders]
April 6, 2001
[2 folders]
April 24 and 25, 2001
[4 folders]
May 8, 2001
[4 folders]
May 24, 2001
[7 folders]
June 14, 2001
[1 folder]
June 28, 2001
[4 folders]
July 12, 2001
[1 folder]
August 2, 2001
[2 folders]
August 23, 2001
[5 folders]
Box
2003/133-1 September 5, 2001
[2 folders]
September 19, 2001
[2 folders]
October 3, 2001
[3 folders]
October 18, 2001
[3 folders]
October 31-November 1, 2001
[3 folders]
November 20, 2001
[2 folders]
December 7, 2001
[3 folders]
December 19, 2001
[4 folders]
January 10, 2002
[2 folders]
January 23, 2002
[4 folders]
February 7, 2002
[2 folders]
February 21, 2002
[3 folders]
March 6, 2002
[3 folders]
March 21, 2002
[4 folders]
April 5, 2002
[4 folders]
May 2, 2002
[6 folders]
Box
2003/133-2 May 23, 2002
[6 folders]
June 6, 2002
[3 folders]
June 20, 2002
[3 folders]
July 11, 2002
[3 folders]
Box
2003/133-3 July 25, 2002
[4 folders]
August 23, 2002
[4 folders]
[Folder 2 contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Box
2004/050-10 September 12, 2002
September 25, 2002
[2 folders]
October 10, 2002
October 23, 2002
November 7, 2002
November 21, 2002
December 5, 2002
December 13, 2002
[2 folders]
December 19, 2002
[2 folders]
January 16, 2003
January 30, 2003
February 13, 2003
[2 folders]
Box
2004/050-9 March 5, 2003
March 21, 2003
April 2, 2003
[2 folders]
April 17, 2003
[2 folders]
May 9, 2003
May 22, 2003
June 5, 2003
June 18, 2003
[2 folders]
July 10, 2003
July 25, 2003
[3 folders]
August 7, 2003
[2 folders]
August 21, 2003
[2 folders]
September 18, 2003
[2 folders]
October 9, 2003
[2 folders]
Box
2005/139-12 October 23, 2003
November 5, 2003
November 19, 2003
December 1, 2003
December 3, 2003
December 18, 2003
January 15, 2004
January 29, 2004
[3 folders]
February 11, 2004
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Meeting agenda, 1985-2001,
2.71 cubic ft.

The Texas Public Utility Commission regulates telecommunication and electric services in Texas. The meeting agenda are divided into three groups: Weekly agenda, 1985-2001; Weekly agenda, weekly events update, new filings, and final orders updates, 1988-1993; and the publications entitled the PUC Update, 1996-1999, described as a weekly meeting schedule and activity briefs service of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. These are meeting agenda and related records for meetings of the Texas Public Utility Commission. Most of the weekly agenda in the first group are also present in the second and third. However, some gaps exist in the agenda records of the second two groups, so all three groups have been maintained. Agenda list the administrative items up for discussion as well as docket cases to be heard. Filed with the 1992 meeting agendas are a few final orders updates - brief summaries of commission action taken on cases in the previous week or two. Agenda are also present for occasional Commissioner work sessions and workshops. The meeting agenda for 1997 are filed with the meeting transcripts in the series, Open meeting transcripts. Meeting agenda from 1999 forward are also filed in the series Open meetings, supporting documentation, at the beginning of each meeting's file. The PUC Update includes (but is not limited to) final orders, new filings, agenda, and weekly events.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by meeting date. The PUC Update publications from January 8, 1998 to October 28, 1999 are filed in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Meeting agenda, Texas Public Utility Commission meeting files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1996/099, 1998/079, 1998/090, 1998/123, 1999/186, 2006/086, 2000/163, 2001/124, and 2003/077
The weekly agenda for June 27, 1988 to December 24, 1993 and the PUC Update publications from December 27, 1993 to October 28, 1999 were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Legislative Reference Library on December 22, 2005. All other records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Public Utility Commission on April 26, 1996; February 17, March 9, and May 20, 1998; July 13, 1999; June 14, 2000; May 2, 2001; and November 20, 2002.
Processed by
Laura K. Saegert, March 1998, May 2001, March 2003
Jessica Tucker, November 2012
Box
1996/099 Weekly agenda:
1985-1986
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2001/124 January-July 1987
August-December 1987
January-July 1988
August-December 1988
January-June 1989
July 1989-January 1990
January-June 1990
July 1990-February 1991
February-June 1991
July-December 1991
Box
1996/099 1992
Box
2001/124 December 1992-June 1993
June-December 1993
January-June 1994
June-December 1994
1995
1996
Box
2000/163 January-February 1998
March 1998
April 1998
May-June 1998
July-August 1998
September-October 1998
November-December 1998
January 1999
February-March 1999
April-May 1999
June-July 1999
August 1999
September-October 1999
November-December 1999
January-February 2000
March 2000
April-May 2000
Box
2003/077-10 January-June 2001
July-December 2001
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2006/086 Weekly agenda, weekly events update, new filings, and final orders updates:
June 27, 1988-December 22, 1989
December 25, 1989-January 3, 1992
January 6, 1992-December 24, 1993
PUC Update:
December 27, 1993-December 29, 1994
January 5-December 21, 1995
January 4-August 1, 1996
March 3, 1997-January 9, 1998
March 11-October 28, 1999
[Note: January 8, 1998 to October 28, 1999 are filed in reverse chronological order.]
August 20, 1998-March 4, 1999
January 8-August 13, 1998

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