Bill No.: HB0288 Drafter: LGC


LSO No.: 09LSO-0644 Effective Date:


Enrolled Act No.: HEA0122


Chapter No.: 202


Prime Sponsor: Representative Lockhart


Catch Title: Certificate of authority-high voltage transmission lines.


Subject: High voltage transmission lines.




Summary/Major Elements:


         The act allows the public service commission to promulgate rules and regulations for issuance of certificates of authority for the construction of high voltage transmission lines in segments.


         Issuance of a segment certificate of authority will be limited to segments where the public utility has obtained all required rights-of-way within the segment, notice has been provided to all landowners along the entire length of the proposed transmission line and landowners have been provided an opportunity for a hearing.


         Certificates of authority for segments will be limited to not more than ten mile segments unless the segment is entirely on state or federal land, the segment is located between a substation or switching station and the state line or the segment is located entirely between substations or switching stations.



                     Final action on this bill was not taken at the time this summary was prepared. Should changes be made to the bill upon final passage, an updated summary will be transmitted to all legislators.