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CS/CS/SB 324: Utility Projects

GENERAL BILL by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities ; Finance and Tax ; Legg ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Simpson

Utility Projects; Creating the "Utility Cost Containment Bond Act"; authorizing certain local governmental entities to finance the costs of a utility project by issuing utility cost containment bonds upon application by a local agency; authorizing an authority to issue utility cost containment bonds for specified purposes related to utility projects; requiring the local agency or its publicly owned utility to collect the utility project charge, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/9/2016 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 347 (Ch. 2016-124) -SJ 908
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  2. Finance and Tax (FT)
  3. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  4. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/18/2015 Senate • Filed
10/6/2015 Senate • Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Finance and Tax; Appropriations -SJ 26
1/7/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, 01/12/16, 2:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 26
• Favorable by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 125
• Now in Finance and Tax -SJ 125
2/3/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Finance and Tax, 02/08/16, 4:00 pm, 401 Senate Office Building
2/8/2016 Senate • CS by Finance and Tax; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 344
2/10/2016 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Remaining references corrected to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Appropriations -SJ 349
• Now in Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
• CS by Finance and Tax read 1st time -SJ 346
2/18/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, 02/23/16, 1:30 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
2/23/2016 Senate • CS/CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; YEAS 8 NAYS 1 -SJ 494
2/24/2016 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations -SJ 494
• CS/CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities read 1st time -SJ 494
2/25/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 03/01/16, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
3/1/2016 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 19 NAYS 0 -SJ 563
3/2/2016 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 563
3/3/2016 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/07/16
3/7/2016 Senate • Retained on Special Order Calendar
3/8/2016 Senate • Retained on Special Order Calendar
3/9/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 908
• Substituted CS/HB 347 -SJ 908
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 347 (Ch. 2016-124) -SJ 908