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House Bill 1278


House Bill 1278

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB 1278 (Updated April 29, 2009 10:36 pm - DI 103)


Water and utilities. Specifies the procedures by which a municipality may exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire the property of a public utility. Provides that a municipality: (1) may recover costs associated with acquiring utility property through reasonable rates and charges; and (2) may not impose additional rates or charges to pay for costs associated with acquiring the property by condemnation. Repeals provisions that: (1) permit a public utility to seek judicial review of the public convenience and necessity of the acquisition of the public utility's property by a municipality; and (2) require voter approval of the acquisition by purchase or condemnation of the property of a public utility. Urges the legislative council to assign to a study committee the topic of water rights, drainage, and utilities.
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