March 4, 2003
HOUSE BILL No. 1659
DIGEST OF HB 1659
(Updated March 3, 2003 5:03 PM - DI 69)
Citations Affected: IC 13-26.
Synopsis: Regional sewer districts. Provides that a regional sewer
district must base its rates and charges on factors that are necessary to
establish fair, just, and equitable rates and charges. Allows a
campground to elect to be billed for sewage service based on the
campground's resident equivalent units.
Effective: July 1, 2003.
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
First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1659
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 13-26-11-2; (03)HB1659.2.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 13-26-11-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 2. (a) Except as
provided in subsection (b),
the rates or charges for a sewage works
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
(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 fair,
just, and equitable rates
(b) This subsection applies only to contracts between a board
and a campground entered into or renewed after June 30, 2003. If
a campground is billed for sewage service at a flat rate under
subsection (a), the campground may instead elect to be billed for
the sewage service under this subsection by installing, at the
campground's expense, a meter to measure the actual amount of
sewage discharged by the campground into the sewers for one (1)
year. The highest monthly meter reading for the campground
during the year shall be used to determine the resident equivalent
units for the campground. The basic monthly charge for the
campground's sewage service must be equal to the number of the
campground's resident equivalent units multiplied by the rate
charged by the board for a resident unit. The board may impose
additional charges on a campground under this subsection if the
board incurs additional costs that are caused by any unique factors
that apply to providing sewage service for the campground,
(1) installation of oversized pipe; and
(2) the installation of any other unique equipment;
necessary to provide sewage service for the campground.