04RS SB246


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SB 246 (BR 2259) - R. Stivers, J. Turner

     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.


     SCS - 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; make technical changes; amend KRS 278.516 to conform.

     HFA (1, T. Feeley) - Amend KRS 278.020 to prohibit construction of transmission lines within 100 feet of a cemetery.

     HFA (2, M. Denham) - Require the Public Service Commission when conducting a public hearing to consider the effects of a transmission line extension on agricultural land.

     HFA (3, J. Barrows) - Requires the Public Service Commission to hold a public hearing if the transmission line is more than one (1) mile in length and to provide public notice of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation 14 days prior to the hearing date.

     Feb 27-introduced in Senate
     Mar 2-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 15-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 17, 2004
     Mar 17-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 18-received in House; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
     Mar 19-to Tourism Development and Energy (H)
     Mar 22-posting waived
     Mar 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 26, 2004; floor amendment (3) filed
     Mar 26-3rd reading, passed 86-5; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 7-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 75)

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