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Title XXV INCORPORATION AND REGULATION OF CERTAIN UTILITIES AND CARRIERS

Chapter 393

Effective - 28 Aug 1993 bottom

  393.275.  Commission to notify cities and counties of tariff increases, when, contents of notice — reduction of license tax, when — exception, procedure — to maintain. — 1.  The commission shall notify the governing body of each city or county imposing a business license tax pursuant to section 66.300, 92.045, 94.110, 94.270 or 94.360, or a similar tax adopted pursuant to charter provisions in any constitutional charter city with a population of at least three hundred fifty thousand inhabitants which is located in more than one county, on gross receipts of any gas corporation, electric corporation, water corporation or sewer corporation of any tariff increases authorized for such firm doing business in that city or county if the approved increase exceeds seven percent.  The commission shall include with such notice to any city or county the percentage increase approved for the utility, together with an estimate of the annual increase in gross receipts resulting from the tariff increase on customers residing in that city or county.  The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to rate adjustments in the purchase price of natural gas which are approved by the commission.

  2.  The governing body of each city or county notified of a tariff increase as provided in subsection 1 of this section shall reduce the tax rate of its business license tax on the gross receipts of utility corporations.  Within sixty days of the effective date of the tariff increase, the tax rate shall be reduced to the extent necessary so that revenue for the ensuing twelve months will be approximately equal to the revenue received during the preceding twelve months plus a growth factor.  The growth factor shall be equal to the average of the additional revenue received in each of the preceding three years.  However, a city or county may maintain the tax rate of its business license tax on the gross receipts of utility corporations without reduction if an ordinance to maintain the tax rate is enacted by the governing body of the city or an order to maintain the tax rate is issued by the governing body of the county after September 28, 1985.  The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to rate adjustments in the purchase price of natural gas which are approved by the commission.

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(L. 1984 H.B. 1477 § 393.190 subsec. 2, § 2, A.L. 1985 H.B. 200, A.L. 1993 H.B. 453)


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