SB 0400 Makes various changes to law relating to water and sewer services
LR Number:S0927.02I Fiscal Note:0927-02
Committee:Commerce and Environment
Last Action:02/16/99 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce & Environment Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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SB 400 - This act makes changes to law relating to joint utility commissions and public water supply districts.

Provisions of Chapters 386 and 393, RSMo, are amended to permit joint municipal utility commissions to contract between participating cities and sewer districts for the provision of sewer services. Such contracting for water, gas and electric services is already permissible.

A utility commission is prohibited from selling water within the jurisdiction of a privately owned water company unless it is also within the boundaries of a contracting municipality or public water supply district.

Cities with existing waterworks systems are allowed to be included in water districts. The inclusion requires a majority vote of its governing body. Current law only allows the inclusion of cities that do not have existing waterworks systems.

This act also allows water districts to transfer portions of the territory they serve to cooperating contiguous districts.