Senate Bill 256

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/25/19: signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 066)
Title AN ACT relating to the Public Service Commission.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1555
Sponsor B. Smith
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 278.010 to include in the definition of "utility" any person who transmits or conveys any message by telephone or telegraph for the public for compensation; amend KRS 278.020 to clarify that ordinary extensions of existing systems in the usual course of business are exempt from the requirement to obtain a certificate of public and necessity prior to construction; amend KRS 278.183 to only require environmental surcharge hearings upon request of a party; amend KRS 278.990 to remove references to principal amounts due and to specify that the Public Service Commission has the authority to collect amounts assessed or due under KRS Chapter 278; provide that collections actions be brought in Franklin Circuit Court except as provided in subsection (7) of the section; amend KRS 96.531, 224.73-150, and 278.516 to conform; repeal KRS 278.510 and 278.545.
Index Headings of Original Version Energy - Public Service Commission, environmental surcharge hearings, only upon request of a party
Public Utilities - Certificate of public convenience and necessity, ordinary extensions, exemption for
Public Utilities - Definition of telephone utility, changes to
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Public Service Commission, environmental surcharge hearings, only upon request of a party
Civil Actions - Public Service Commission, venue for collection actions, Franklin Circuit Court
Telecommunications - Definition of telephone utility, changes to
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
02/15/19
  • introduced in Senate
02/19/19
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
02/25/19
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/26/19
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/27/19
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
  • received in House
02/28/19
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (H)
03/05/19
  • posted in committee
03/06/19
  • taken from Natural Resources & Energy (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Natural Resources & Energy (H)
03/07/19
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/13/19
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (1) defeated
  • passed 83-16
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
03/25/19
  • signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 066)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except delete Section 1 in its entirety amending KRS 278.010 to change the definition of "utility"; delete Section 4 in its entirety amending KRS 278.990 giving the Public Service Commission the authority to commence and prosecute actions to collect penalties and fees in Franklin Circuit Court; delete Sections 5, 6, and 7 in their entireties making conforming changes.
Index Headings Public Utilities - Definition of telephone utility, changes to
Civil Actions - Public Service Commission, venue for collection actions, Franklin Circuit Court
Telecommunications - Definition of telephone utility, changes to

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor A. Hatton
Summary Allow the Public Service Commission to include affordability when determining whether a utility rate is fair, just and reasonable; require the commission to balance utility, investor, and ratepayer interests in setting rates.
Index Headings Energy - Ratepayer interests, affordability, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Public Utilities - Ratepayer interests, affordability, Kentucky Public Service Commission

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