House Study Bill 554 - Introduced HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE BILL BY CHAIRPERSON COWNIE) A BILL FOR An Act relating to public utilities and sanitary sewage or 1 storm water drainage disposal system providers. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5522YC (2) 86 rn/sc
H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 476.1, subsection 3, Code 2016, is 1 amended by adding the following new paragraph: 2 NEW PARAGRAPH . d. Furnishing sanitary sewage or storm water 3 drainage disposal by piped collection system to the public for 4 compensation. 5 EXPLANATION 6 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 7 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 8 This bill modifies the definition of a public utility for 9 purposes of the regulatory authority of the Iowa utilities 10 board. 11 Currently, a “public utility” is defined in Code chapter 476 12 to include any person, partnership, business association, or 13 domestic or foreign corporation owning or operating facilities 14 for the furnishing of specified services to the public for 15 compensation. The services include furnishing gas by piped 16 distribution system, electricity, communications services, and 17 water by piped distribution system. The bill adds to this 18 list the furnishing of sanitary sewage or storm water drainage 19 disposal by piped collection system. 20 -1- LSB 5522YC (2) 86 rn/sc 1/ 1