HB 421/LM (BR 1480) - B. Heleringer
AN ACT relating to waterworks in counties with cities of the first class.
Amend KRS 96.230 to place any water utility organized as a private entity and whose stock is owned by a city of the first class to be regulated by the Public Service Commission; amend KRS 96.265 to require the waterwork corporation's facilities be capable of offering water service to all previously unserved residents by December 31, 2000; limit the amount that a new customer can be charged for the extension of water service to five thousand dollars ($5,000) excluding the cost of a tap-in fee; limit the amount that a new customer can be charged for a tap-in fee to five hundred dollars ($500); provide for a property owner's notification of an assessment for water extensions and inspection of documents detailing construction costs and right-of-way for one (1) year after extension is completed; provide a method for a property owner to defer payment of an assessment for reason of declination of service or economic hardship; provide for a property owner to pay an assessment within thirty (30) days after notice is served and not owe interest on the face value of the assessment; limit the rate of interest to five percent (5%); provide that the board of waterworks may enter into agreements or contracts with developers or builders for the extension of water service; allow the board of waterworks to recoup the costs incurred in extending water service through contributions by municipal or county governments or reduced payments in the city sinking fund; create a new section of KRS 96.230 to 96.310 to allow any person or utility capable of offering water service that is located within or outside of a county that contains a city of the first class to extend water lines and facilities to offer water service to unserved businesses and residents; create a new section of KRS 96.230 to 96.310 to establish a board of hardship appeals; create a new section of KRS 278.012 to 278.450 to conform.
HB 421 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1, B. Heleringer) - Delete section that places certain city owned water utilities under the Public Service Commission; delete section that gives the Public Service Commission the authority to regulate certain city owned water utilities; change internal section references.
Jan 26-introduced in House
Jan 27-to Tourism Development and Energy (H)
Jan 28-reassigned to Cities (H); posted in committee
Feb 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 6-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 11-floor amendment (1) filed
Feb 12-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for February 17, 1998
Feb 20-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)