CHAPTER NO. 977

HOUSE BILL NO. 1488

By Representatives Huskey, Cross, Davis, Givens, Roach

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 1584

By Senator Clabough

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 7, Chapter 82, relative to utility districts.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 7-82-302, is amended by adding a new, appropriately designated subsection as follows:

(j) Any district providing propane gas service on April 15, 1998, is empowered to provide such service within the county or counties in which it is providing service on that date without any further proceedings before or approvals of any county executive, the utility management review board or any other person or agency; provided, the authorization contained in this subsection shall not preclude any other person, firm or corporation, public or private, from furnishing propane gas service within the area served by the district.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED: April 29, 1998

APPROVED this 18th day of May 1998