Senate Bill 220

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Last Action 03/14/24: 2nd reading, to Rules
Title AN ACT relating to combined municipal electric and water utilities.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 454
Sponsor G. Williams
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 96.171 to define "governing body" and "customer"; amend KRS 96.172 to increase the combined electric and water plant board membership from five to seven; require that vacancies on the board be filled in a manner that will bring the board membership closest to being proportionately representative of customers of the board who live inside and outside of the city limits of the city served by the combined system or plant; provide for the nomination of board members and appointment by the mayor; apply anti-nepotism restrictions relating to board membership and operations to the county judge/executive; amend KRS 96.175 to remove the combined plant board's authority to perform any act not repugnant to law; amend KRS 96.179 to require instead of allow the combined plant board to pay, in lieu of ad valorem property taxes, an equivalent amount to each taxing jurisdiction within which its properties lie; amend KRS 96.182 to only allow for the combined plant board's excess revenues to be used to purchase outstanding bonds or to reduce rates; make the combined plant board's expenditures relating to the board's public projects subject to prior governing body approval; prohibit a combined plant board's use of revenues from its electric or water utility service to be used to subsidize unrelated activities undertaken by the board; amend KRS 96.184 to make the combined plant board's issuance of revenue bonds subject to approval of the governing body; amend KRS 96.185 to require that in conjunction with their required audits, in each even-numbered fiscal year, the combined plant board shall have independent appraisals prepared for the properties and associated services for all projects and operations undertaken by the combined electric and water plant board that are unrelated to the provision of water or electric utility services; amend KRS 96.187 to make the 60 day time period after which challenges to ordinances or resolutions relating to the combined plant board are barred begin after the ordinance or resolution is published in accordance with KRS Chapter 424; create a new section of KRS 96.171 to 96.188 to define terms; prohibit the combined plant board from using any funds derived from the provision of any of its services for political or institutional advertising; allow the combined electric and water plant board to use funds not related to the provision of water or electric service on promotional advertising for public projects; create a new section of KRS 278 to require the Public Service Commission to assist in the resolution of consumer complaints by customers of combined electric and water system boards and to review their rates at least once per year.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Combined municipal utility electric and water plant boards, city governing bodies, authority over
Home Rule - Combined municipal utility electric and water plant boards, city governing bodies, authority over
Notices - Combined municipal utility electric and water plant boards, ordinances and resolutions, publication
Public Buildings and Grounds - Combined municipal utility plant boards, projects unrelated to utility services, separate accounting
Public Utilities - Combined municipal utility plant boards, membership, authority
Public Works - Combined municipal utility plant boards, membership, authority
Taxation, Property - Combined municipal utility electric and water plant boards, property tax, equivalent payments
Water Supply - Combined municipal utility plant boards, membership, authority
Auditor of Public Accounts - Combined municipal utility plant boards, projects unrelated to utility services, appraisal
Audits and Auditors - Combined municipal utility electric and water plant boards, properties and operations
Cities - Combined municipal utility electric and water plant boards, city governing bodies, authority over
Boards and Commissions - Combined municipal utility plant boards, membership, proportional county representation
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements

Actions

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02/20/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/22/24
  • to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
03/13/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
03/14/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except allow a mayor to appoint a member to a combined electric and water plant board representing customers who reside inside the city limits of the municipality where the combined system or plant is located without having to choose the appointee from a list submitted by the chamber of commerce, a development interest group, or an area development corporation.
Index Headings Public Officers and Employees - Mayoral appointments, combined electric and water plant boards, nominee selection
Public Utilities - Combined municipal utility plant boards, mayoral appointments, nominee selection
Cities - Combined municipal utility plant boards, mayoral appointments, selection
Boards and Commissions - Combined municipal utility plant boards, mayoral appointments, selection
Local Mandate - Mayoral appointments, combined electric and water plant boards, nominee selection

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