H. B. 4229
(By Delegate Wright)
[Introduced February 2, 1998; referred to the
Committee on Political Subdivisions then the
A BILL to remove the Welch Natural Gas Cooperative from all Public Service Commission rate making and fee imposition, oversight and control, except safety inspection.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
WELCH NATURAL GAS COOPERATIVE.
§1. Welch Natural Gas Cooperative removed from Public Service
Commission oversight and control.
The Public Service Commission shall not impose rates or
fees of any kind upon the Welch Natural Gas Cooperative. The
Commission, however, shall continue to conduct safety inspections
and enforce all safety regulations to which the Welch Natural Gas
Cooperative has heretofore been subject.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to remove the Welch
Natural Gas Cooperative from the Public Service Commission's
authority to set rates and impose fees. The PSC remains
responsible for enforcement of safety standards.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.