HB1566 (CH0219)

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2018 Regular Session



Public Utilities - Water and Sewage Disposal Companies - Acquisition

Sponsored by:

Delegate Miller, W.


Approved by the Governor - Chapter 219

Synopsis:Establishing a certain process for valuing a water company or a sewage disposal company that is the subject of a certain acquisition; prohibiting a person from acquiring a controlling interest in certain water services or sewage disposal providers without prior approval of the Public Service Commission; providing the Commission may authorize a certain acquisition if the Commission finds that it is consistent with the public convenience and necessity; establishing a process to determine the fair market value of the selling utility; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates W. Miller, Adams, Arentz, Aumann, Brooks, Carey, Clippinger, Davis, Fisher, S. Howard, Impallaria, Jameson, Lisanti, Mautz, and Wilson
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0854
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Economic Matters  View Committee HearingFinance  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Utility Regulation
Narrow Subject(s):Appraisals
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc.
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates
Mergers and Acquisitions
Prices -see also- Consumer Price Index
Public Service Commission
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water
Statutes:Article - Public Utilities
(1-101, 4-206, 6-301 through 6-308)

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May 9, 2018 1:42 P.M.