SB18-134 - Public Utilities Commission Deregulate Nonprofit Water Utilities

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the exemption of nonprofit water companies from regulation by the public utilities commission.

Under current law, the public utilities commission is directed to grant simplified regulatory treatment to water companies that serve fewer than 1,500 customers. The bill expands on this concept by deregulating water companies that are registered as nonprofits, so long as their rates, charges, and terms and conditions of service are just and reasonable. The commission retains the right to entertain a complaint of unjust or unreasonable rates or practices, and to take remedial action, if the complaint is authorized by specified public officials or other persons.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: April 2, 2018
04/02/2018 - Governor Signed
03/22/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/22/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/21/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/16/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/15/2018 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/12/2018 - House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/20/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
02/14/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/13/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/08/2018 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/29/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy