April 8, 2003





ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1659

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DIGEST OF HB 1659 (Updated April 7, 2003 12:18 PM - DI 52)



Citations Affected: IC 13-26.

Synopsis: Regional sewer districts. Provides that the rates or charges by a regional sewer district for a sewage works shall be just, equitable, and nondiscriminatory. Requires a district in the establishment of rates or charges to use industry accepted standards and to apply the methodology used to establish the rates or charges consistently within each rate class and among all rate classes.

Effective: July 1, 2003.





Wolkins , Bottorff
(SENATE SPONSORS _ GARD, HUME)




    January 21, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs.
    February 26, 2003, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
    March 3, 2003, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.
    March 4, 2003, engrossed. Read third time, passed. Yeas 96, nays 2.

SENATE ACTION

    March 10, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs.
    April 7, 2003, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






April 8, 2003

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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ENGROSSED

HOUSE BILL No. 1659



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local government.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 13-26-11-2; (03)EH1659.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 13-26-11-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. (a) The rates or charges for a sewage works shall be just, equitable, and nondiscriminatory. The rates may be determined based on the following:
        (1) A flat charge for each connection.
        (2) The amount of water used on the premises.
        (3) The number and size of water outlets on the premises.
        (4) The amount, strength, or character of sewage discharged into the sewers.
        (5) The size of sewer connections.
        (6) Whether the property served has been or will be required to pay separately for the cost of any of the facilities of the works.
        (7) A combination of these or other factors that the board determines is necessary to establish just, and equitable, and nondiscriminatory rates or charges.
     (b) In the establishment of rates or charges under subsection (a),

the district shall:
        (1) use industry accepted standards; and
        (2) apply the methodology used to establish the rates or charges consistently:
            (A) within each rate class; and
            (B) among all rate classes.