Senate Bill 80

Last Action to Natural Resources and Energy (S)
Title AN ACT relating to public utilities.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 211
Sponsor R. Stivers II
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 278.021 to define circumstances that constitute abandonment of a gas, water, electric, or sewer service public utility; provide for control and responsibility for abandoned utilities placed in receivership to remain with the court-appointed receiver until the Franklin Circuit Court, after hearing, orders the receiver to return control to the utility or to liquidate the assets; provide that the Public Service Commission may, without holding a hearing, petition the Franklin Circuit Court for temporary receivership of an abandoned utility under certain circumstances; provide that an order granting temporary receivership shall expire sixty days after entry if the commission does not, after notice and hearing, bring an action seeking permanent receivership; create a new section of KRS Chapter 278 to require that any gas, water, electric, or sewer utility service that receives a notice of discontinuance or termination of service from one or more of its suppliers that will prevent the provision of service to its customers, notify the commission in writing within one (1) business day of receipt of the notice.
Index Headings of Original Version Bonds of Surety - Court-appointed public utility receivers, requirement for
Energy - Gas and electric public utilities, conditions for placement in receivership
Financial Responsibility - Abandoned utilities, receivership for
Public Utilities - Abandonment, conditions placement in receivership
Sewer Systems - Abandonment, conditions of placement in receivership
Water Supply - Abandoned utilities, conditions for placement in receivership
Public Health - Abandoned utilities
Bankruptcy - Public utilities, conditions for placement in receivership


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