2004 Regular Session
To: Local and Private Legislation; Public Utilities
By: Representative Cummings
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNING AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY OF IUKA IN TISHOMINGO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, TO EXPAND ITS WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WITHIN A CERTAIN DISTANCE OUTSIDE THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF IUKA AND OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE STATE; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) Notwithstanding any provisions of Section 21-27-39, Mississippi Code of 1972, to the contrary, the governing authorities of the City of Iuka, in their discretion, may construct, expand, operate and maintain the water distribution system of the City of Iuka for a distance not to exceed fifteen (15) miles from the corporate limits of the City of Iuka, and such distance may include boundaries outside of the state that extend into certain areas located in Colbert County, Alabama. Whenever the water utility service is furnished to any consumer residing outside the corporate limits of the City of Iuka, the consumer may not be charged at a greater rate than twice the rate charged for the same service within the corporate limits of the City of Iuka.
(2) The authority conferred by this act shall not be construed as an exemption from the provisions of Section 77-3-1 et seq., Mississippi Code of 1972, as to the requirements for obtaining a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission to regulate rates or any other provisions of that law.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.