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Legislation #: 020301 Introduction Date: 3/14/2002
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER COOPER
Title: Amending the City´s 2002 legislative priorities by including support for extending the authority of the Public Service Commission to consider ability to pay as a factor in setting rates and to establish programs for low-income residential utility customers to ensure continuous utility service.

Legislation History
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3/14/2002

Referred Legislative, Rules and Ethics Committee

3/20/2002

Hold Off Agenda

2/19/2003

Released


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RESOLUTION NO. 020301

 

Amending the Citys 2002 legislative priorities by including support for extending the authority of the Public Service Commission to consider ability to pay as a factor in setting rates and to establish programs for low-income residential utility customers to ensure continuous utility service.

 

WHEREAS, the Council has established 2002 legislative priorities for the Missouri General Assembly by adoption of Resolution No. 011693; and

 

WHEREAS, the rate setting authority of the Public Service Commission does not include consideration of rate payers ability to pay as a factor in rates set for utility services; and

 

WHEREAS, the Public Service Commission lacks authority to establish permanent programs for low-income residential customers to ensure affordable, reliable, and continuous service to such customers; and

 

WHEREAS, House Bill 1875 would provide for this expansion of Public Service Commission authority to benefit low-income residential customers and their families in providing for affordable utility services and continuous utility services; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Councils 2002 legislative priorities for the 2002 session of the Missouri General Assembly be amended to include the passage of House Bill 1875 for expanding the authority of the Missouri Public Service Commission to consider ability to pay in setting utility rates, and to establish programs for the benefit of low-income residential customers.

 

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