CHAPTER NO. 981
HOUSE BILL NO. 2077
By Representative Walley
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2949
By Mr. Speaker Wilder
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-221-1010, relative to depreciation of small public water facilities.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-221-1010(a), is amended by deleting subdivision (2) and by substituting instead the following:
In any local government having a water or wastewater facility serving not more than nine hundred (900) water or wastewater customers, in determining whether a facility has a retained earnings deficit or an operating deficit, depreciation shall not include depreciation on assets acquired with grant funds received from a state or federal agency. This subdivision is void if the commissioner makes a written determination that the implementation of this act would jeopardize the receipt of federal funds under the Clean Water Act.
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