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SB 324: "An Act providing that a utility or electric operating entity owned and operated by a political subdivision of the state competing directly with a telecommunications utility is not subject to the Alaska Public Utilities Regulatory Act."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 324                                                                         
01 "An Act providing that a utility or electric operating entity owned and operated by a                                   
02 political subdivision of the state competing directly with a telecommunications utility is                              
03 not subject to the Alaska Public Utilities Regulatory Act."                                                             
04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
05    * Section 1.  AS 42.05.711(b) is amended to read:                                                                  
06            (b)  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and in (o) of this section,                             
07       public utilities owned and operated by a political subdivision of the state, or electric                          
08       operating entities established as the instrumentality of two or more public utilities                             
09       owned and operated by political subdivisions of the state, are exempt from this                                   
10       chapter, other than AS 42.05.221 - 42.05.281 and 42.05.385.  However,                                             
11                 (1)  the governing body of a political subdivision may elect to be                                      
12       subject to this chapter; [AND]                                                                                    
13                 (2)  a utility or electric operating entity that is owned and operated by a                             
14       political subdivision and that directly competes with another utility or electric                                 
01       operating entity is subject to this chapter and any other utility or electric operating                           
02       entity owned and operated by the political subdivision is also subject to this chapter;                       
03       this paragraph does not apply to a utility or electric company owned and                                      
04       operated by a political subdivision that competes with a telecommunications                                   
05       utility.