SB 817
Modifies provisions relating to rural electric cooperatives
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Last Action:
3/11/2020 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2020

Current Bill Summary

SB 817 - This act modifies provisions relating to rural electric cooperatives.

CITIES SELLING MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITIES: This act allows a third class or fourth class city to sell or lease its municipal electric utility to a rural electric cooperative, and for such cooperative to provide retail electric service within the corporate boundaries of the city. (Sections 88.770 & 91.550)

ANNEXATION: It shall constitute a restraint of trade under the Missouri Antitrust Law for a municipality to require, as a condition of annexation or as a condition of the provision of other municipal services in the area to be annexed, that the owner or owners of fee interests of record in the area to be annexed obtain electric service from the electric provider currently providing electric service within the municipality's corporate boundaries. Concurrent with giving notice by publication of the proposed annexation pursuant to provisions of law relating to voluntary annexation and involuntary annexation, the municipality shall also notify in writing all providers of electric service that have existing facilities located in or within 5 miles outside of the boundaries of the area proposed to be annexed. In the event that an owner of a fee interest of record in the area elects to receive permanent service from a rural electric cooperative for any structure to be constructed either before or after the annexation becomes effective, the rural electric cooperative may provide such service. (Section 386.800)

ELECTRIC SERVICE TO NEW STRUCTURES: In the event that a rural electric cooperative is providing service to a structure located within a city, town, or village in excess of 1500 inhabitants, and such structure is demolished and replaced by a new structure, the rural electric cooperative may provide permanent service to the new structure upon the request of the owner of the new structure. (Section 394.315)

This act is identical to HB 2467 (2020).



No Amendments Found.