- Continuing the office and the board for 7 years, to 2028 ( sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
- Clarifying that, in addition to being authorized to appear before and participate in the public utilities commission's proceedings, the office is authorized to appear before and participate in other agencies' proceedings ( sections 6 and 8 );
- Changing the name of the office to the office of the utility consumer advocate and the name of the head of the office from the consumer counsel to the director ( sections 1 and 4 to 10 );
- Changing the board from a type 1 transfer to a type 2 transfer ( sections 4 and 10 );
- Repealing requirements that the board annually review the office's performance and confer with the executive director of the department regarding hiring and performance evaluation matters ( section 4 ); and
- Repealing the requirement that members of the board represent all 7 of the state's congressional districts and instead requiring that appointing authorities ensure that the board's membership reflect the greatest degree of diversity possible ( section 4 ).
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)