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HB27

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HB 27/LM (BR 344) - T. Thompson

     AN ACT relating to city-operated natural gas distribution systems.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 96 to address extension, acquisition, and condemnation by city-operated natural gas distribution systems.

HB 27 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS/LM - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 96; grant any city that owns or operates a natural gas system the right to extend the system and sell natural gas within and outside city boundaries; allow city to install apparatus for distribution outside city boundaries and acquire rights-of-way and condemn property; allow any city, except a consolidated local government, to acquire existing natural gas plant, subject to KRS 96.580 to 96.600; prohibit the condemnation of natural gas plant within Commonwealth by cities in another state; prohibit extension and sale of natural gas into territory currently served by a natural gas utility; prohibit extension and sale of natural gas when there is another gas utility closer; clarify that the prohibitions in Section 4 apply only to extension issues municipal gas utilities and private or investor-owned natural gas utilities.
     SCS - Delete the provisions of the bill and substitute noncodified language permitting coal producing counties with a projected shortfall in budgeted distributions from the Local Government Economic Assistance Fund in fiscal year 2013 of 25% or greater to petition the Department for Local Government for a reallocation of funds from the individual county account in the Local Government Economic Development Fund or from specific appropriations for identified projects in the county funded from the Local Government Economic Development Fund; require the Department for Local Government to report any approved reallocations to the State Budget Director and the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue.
     SCA (1/Title, B. Leeper) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 8-introduced in House; to Tourism Development & Energy (H)
     Jan 11-reassigned to Natural Resources & Environment (H)
     Feb 7-posted in committee
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 26, 2013
     Feb 26-3rd reading, passed 96-1 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 27-received in Senate
     Mar 4-to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
     Mar 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 7-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 26-taken from Rules (S); recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (S); reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 26, 2013; 3rd reading, passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; passed 90-3; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 4-signed by Governor (Acts Chapter 112)

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