2019 Senate Bill 66 - Senate Local Government

State of South Dakota  
NINETY-FOURTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2019  

637B0428   SENATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENGROSSED    NO.  SB 66 -  2/22/2019  
This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be consistent with the original intention of the sponsor.
Introduced by:    Senators Greenfield (Brock), Cammack, Cronin, DiSanto, Ewing, Foster, Heinert, Jensen (Phil), Langer, Maher, Monroe, Russell, Steinhauer, and Wismer and Representatives Brunner, Beal, Bordeaux, Chaffee, Dennert, Duba, Frye-Mueller, Goodwin, Gosch, Greenfield (Lana), Hammock, Healy, Johnson (David), Lake, Lesmeister, Livermont, Marty, McCleerey, Peterson (Sue), Pischke, Qualm, Reimer, Weis, Willadsen, and Zikmund
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to establish an interim legislative committee to study issues related to electric services in an annexed area.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That chapter 49-34A be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
    There is hereby established an interim legislative committee comprised of a total of nine legislators, consisting of legislators from both the House of Representatives and the Senate, with no more than five members from either chamber, to be selected by the Executive Board. The interim committee shall hold at least four hearings at locations of the committee's choosing.
    Section 2. That chapter 49-34A be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
    The interim legislative committee shall study and evaluate:
            (1)    The option of a municipal electric utility to provide electric service in an annexed area and associated processes;
            (2)    Economic development practices of electric utilities as it relates to subdivision (1);
            (3)    The history of assigned service territories;
            (4)    The process by which electric utilities set rates.
    Section 3. That chapter 49-34A be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
    The interim legislative committee shall report to the Legislature and the Governor before the beginning of the Ninety-fifth Legislative Session. The interim legislative committee may introduce a bill implementing its policy recommendations.
    Section 4. That chapter 49-34A be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:
    The interim legislative committee shall be under the supervision of the Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council and staffed and funded as an interim legislative committee.
    Section 5. This Act is repealed on July 1, 2020.

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