04RS HB639


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HB 639 (BR 2177) - K. Hall, T. Pullin, R. Crimm

     AN ACT relating to construction of certain electric transmission lines.
     Amend KRS 278.020 to specify certain length and capacity electric transmission lines will require a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the PSC; provide some exemptions and hearing requirements; amend KRS 278.516 to conform.


     HCS - Amend KRS 278.020 to require a certificate of public convenience and necessity for certain transmission lines; include cooperatives; shorten time period for commission decision from 120 to 90 days; technical changes; amend KRS 278.516 to conform.

     HFA (1, M. Denham) - Require the Public Service Commission when conducting a public hearing to consider the effects of a transmission line extension on agricultural land.

     Feb 27-introduced in House
     Mar 1-to Tourism Development and Energy (H)
     Mar 12-posted in committee
     Mar 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 18-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 23-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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