The Puerto Rico House of Representatives narrowly passed an energy sector reform bill, in another step toward adoption of a negotiated debt restructuring deal for the island's electric utility.

The House on Monday passed an amended version of the bill passed last week by the Puerto Rico Senate. The Senate will either have to approve the House version or Senate leaders will have to sit with House leaders in a conference session to reach a consensus version. In the latter case, both bodies would vote on the revised version.

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