HB 85 -- Public Service Commission
This bill gives the Public Service Commission jurisdiction over
the construction of electrical power lines proposed by regulated
utilities. The commission is directed to establish application
procedures and requirements related to certification of new
power lines designed to operate at 69 kilovolts or higher.
Application procedures must include justification for
construction, a description of the proposed power line and at
least two alternative routes, an environmental and health
report, and a summary of any applicable studies.
The bill requires the commission to hold public hearings and to
notify property owners within 1,000 feet of the proposed power
line before issuing a decision on certification.
The commission's jurisdiction is currently limited to
construction of power lines within regulated utilities' service
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