Amend CSSB 86 as follows: In SECTION 3 of the bill, add a new Section 17.006 of the Utilities Code at page 7 immediately after line 23, as follows: Sec. 17.006. PROTECTIONS FOR CUSTOMERS OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES. An electric cooperative shall not be deemed to be a "service provider" or "billing agent" for purposes of Section 17.156(b) and 17.156(e). The electric cooperative shall adopt, implement and enforce rules which shall have the effect of accomplishing the objectives set out in Section 17.004(a) and (b) and Section 17.102. The board of directors of the electric cooperative or its designee shall perform the dispute resolution function provided for by Section 17.157 for electric customers served by the electric cooperative within its certificated service area. With respect to electric customers served by an electric cooperative outside its certificated service area or otherwise served through others' distribution facilities, after the legislature authorizes retail competition, the provisions of this chapter as adminsistered by the commission shall apply. Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to apply to a wholesale customer of an electric cooperative.