Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1279

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 13-26-11-2.

Synopsis: Computation of campground sewer fees. For a campground that: (1) is served by a regional sewage district; and (2) elects to be billed based on the actual amount of sewage discharged by the campground during a calendar year; provides that the campground's highest monthly meter reading during the year shall be used to determine the resident equivalent units for monthly billing purposes. (Current law bases the resident equivalent units on the campground's highest weekly meter reading during the year.)

Effective: January 1, 2005 (retroactive).





Wolkins




    January 11, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs.







Introduced

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1279



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning environmental law.

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

SOURCE: IC 13-26-11-2; (05)IN1279.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 13-26-11-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2005 (RETROACTIVE)]: 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 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 nondiscriminatory, just, and equitable rates or charges.
    (b) This subsection applies only to a district in which a campground brought a legal action after January 1, 2000, and before April 1, 2003,

against a board concerning sewage service billed at a flat rate. 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. For a calendar year beginning after December 31, 2004, the highest monthly meter reading for a calendar week 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, including, but not limited to:
        (1) the installation of:
            (A) oversized pipe; or
            (B) any other unique equipment;
        necessary to provide sewage service for the campground; and
        (2) excessive biochemical oxygen demand (BOD).

SOURCE: ; (05)IN1279.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.