Last week, the hearing examiner issued a report in the case before the State Corporation Commission (SCC) brought by three REC members who seek reforms to bring more transparency and fair elections to REC. The hearing examiner asked the three SCC judges to consider whether the SCC has jurisdiction over the case. We won’t likely see a decision by the three judges until February or later. Should the SCC decide it lacks jurisdiction the three members would still have recourse to bring the matter in a state court. The jurisdictional issue has delayed the case, but it will eventually get resolved, either by the SCC or a court.
We’ll be sure to keep you informed as the process continues. Whatever the SCC judges decide, we’re glad that this process will bring future clarity for Virginia co-op member-owners seeking to reform their co-ops.
You can find the full report on the SCC website.