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h_agr_2018a_2018-03-12t13:35:38z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-134

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Mar 12, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



SB18-134 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:14:46 PM  
Representative Arndt, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-134, concerning the exemption of nonprofit water companies from regulation by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The bill grants simplified regulatory treatment by the PUC in the Department of Regulatory Agencies for nonprofit water companies as long as their rates, charges, and terms and conditions of services with their customers are just and reasonable. The PUC will resolve any complaint alleging a violation of these conditions if signed by a representative of a local jurisdiction, the chief executive officers of an affected public utility, or at least 25 customers or prospective customers of the water company that is the subject of the complaint.
02:18:47 PM  
Doug Dean, PUC, discussed the bill and provided testimony in support of the bill.
02:21:21 PM  
Gabe Dusenbury, PUC, testified in support of the bill.
02:22:27 PM  
Mr. Dusenbury and Mr. Dean responded to questions from the committee regarding the amount of nonprofit water companies in the state and other provisions of the bill.
02:27:58 PM  
Representative Arndt made concluding comments on the bill.


02:29:18 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-134 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez
Becker J. Yes
Buck Yes
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine Yes
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS