Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 1060Primary Sponsor: ReeseCommittee Number: 11Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Municipal utilities, regulationResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: JudiciaryCompanion Bill Number: 4513Computer Document Number: PT/22357DW.94Introduced Date: 19940119Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19940119Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: ReeseType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 1060 Senate 19940119 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 58-5-30, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTION OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES FROM REGULATION BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSION TO REGULATE THE EXTENSION OF SERVICES OF ALL PUBLIC UTILITIES ENGAGING IN THE BUSINESS OF FURNISHING NATURAL GAS TO THE PUBLIC TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PREVENT DUPLICATION OF SERVICES AND FACILITIES, THAT THE EXTENSION IS NOT WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF A MUNICIPALITY, AND INCLUDING UTILITIES OWNED OR OPERATED ON BEHALF OF A NATURAL GAS AUTHORITY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 58-5-30 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 58-5-30. Nothing contained in articles 1, 3, and 5 of this chapter shall give gives the commission any power to regulate or interfere with public utilities owned or operated by or on behalf of any a municipality or regional transportation authority (as defined in Chapter 25 of this title) or their agencies. However, to the extent necessary to prevent duplication of services and facilities of natural gas utilities whose rates are regulated by this chapter, the commission has the authority to regulate the extension of services of all public utilities engaged in the business of furnishing natural gas to the public, including utilities owned or operated by or on behalf of any municipality to the extent that the extension of service is not within its corporate limits and including utilities owned or operated on behalf of a natural gas authority."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.