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H.B. 239 Enrolled
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES; ALLOWING THE PUBLIC SERVICE
COMMISSION TO PROVIDE EXEMPTIONS TO THE REQUIREMENT OF PRIOR
COMMISSION APPROVAL FOR THE ISSUANCE OF SECURITIES BY
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
54-4-31, as last amended by Chapter 161, Laws of Utah 1987
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 54-4-31 is amended to read:
54-4-31. Electrical corporation to issue securities only on consent of commission --
Exceptions -- Validity of securities.
of the [
(a) issue any security[
(b) assume any obligation or liability as guarantor, endorser, surety, or otherwise, for any
security of another person relating to the financing of pollution control revenue bonds.
(2) (a) Authorization of the commission is not required for the issuance or renewal of, or
assumption of liability on, a note or draft [
(i) the maturity date of the note or draft is not more than one year after the date of the
issue, renewal, or assumption of liability[
(ii) the aggregate value of the note or draft together with all other [
and drafts of a maturity of one year or less on which the public utility is primarily or secondarily
(b) In the case of securities having no par value, the par value for the purpose of this
section is the fair market value as of the date of issue.
(3) Any securities issued pursuant to an order entered by authority of this section shall be
valid notwithstanding the outcome of any further proceedings, unless:
(a) application for stay is filed with a court of competent jurisdiction within five days
following the issuance of the order; and
(b) a stay is entered by the commission or a court of competent jurisdiction within ten days
after the order is issued.
(4) The commission may by rule, or by order pursuant to standards promulgated by rule,
exempt any security, class of securities, electrical corporation, or class of electrical corporation from
the requirement of Subsection (1), subject to any terms and conditions prescribed in the order or rule,
if it finds that the application of Subsection (1) to the security, class of securities, electrical
corporation, or class of electrical corporation is not required by the public interest.
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