HB144 HFAT Howell 6-19

Hubbard 3192


Delegate Howell moves to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. House Bill No. 144 -- H. B. 144 -- A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated 24-2-1n, relating to creating a pilot program to encourage utility infrastructure development to certain lands; declaring certain legislative findings; defining certain terms; requiring the Secretary of Commerce to consider certain applications; allowing the secretary to certify sites that do not currently have adequate public utility services from one or more public utilities regulated by the Public Service Commission as having potential for industrial development; requiring the Public Service Commission to consider certain multi-year comprehensive plans for infrastructure development to construct public utility infrastructure and provide services to industrial development sites as certified by the secretary, in lieu of a proceeding pursuant to 24-2-11 of the code; requiring the applicant to publish the anticipated rates and, if any, rate increase under the proposal, by average percentage and dollar amount for customers within a class of service, as a Class I legal advertisement; providing the Public Service Commission with the authority to allow certain public utility infrastructure projects to recover certain costs via ratemaking; providing for the expiration of certain statutory provisions; and providing for an effective date of the provisions of this section.