HB 813: Water and Wastewater Utilities
GENERAL BILL by Mayfield ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Santiago ; Van Zant
Water and Wastewater Utilities; Designates act as "Ratepayer Representation Act"; prohibits county from providing water or sewer services in unincorporated areas covered by agreement with municipality; authorizes county to services when agreement does not provide expiration date; specifies that corporate powers of municipality do not apply to unincorporated areas of county without county's express consent; limits amount of water & sewer utility rates, fees, charges, & surcharges that municipality may impose on consumers outside of municipality's boundaries or ratepayers in unincorporated areas of county; requires PSC approval of such rates, fees, charges, & surcharges; authorizes ratepayers in unincorporated areas to petition PSC for determination whether rates, fees, & charges imposed by municipality are just & equitable; provides that PSC has regulatory authority over municipality that provides water or wastewater utility service in unincorporated areas of county; requires PSC approval before municipality purchases certain water or wastewater facilities.
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Energy and Utilities Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (EUS)
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 70
• Introduced -HJ 70
• On Committee agenda-- Energy and Utilities Subcommittee, 03/18/14, 3:00 pm, Webster Hall --Retained
• On Committee agenda-- Energy and Utilities Subcommittee, 03/24/14, 12:30 pm, Webster Hall --Temporarily deferred
• Died in Energy and Utilities Subcommittee
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