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  393.298.  Definitions. — As used in this section and sections 393.299, 393.301 and 393.302, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Commission", the Missouri public service commission;

  (2)  "Distribution system", the physical plant used to provide energy services including facilities, structures, wires and appurtenances thereto;

  (3)  "Distributor", an electrical or gas corporation as defined by section 386.020 which is authorized by the commission under this chapter, to provide or distribute energy services;

  (4)  "Energy services", the retail sale of electricity or natural gas, propane or methane to customers or consumers and all associated services that are necessary for their delivery through a distribution system including but not limited to the generation, production, transmission, distribution, billing and metering of such services;

  (5)  "Gross receipts", all revenues from energy services which are subject to a business license tax of a political subdivision or a franchise agreement between a distributor and a political subdivision or a PILOT;

  (6)  "Person", includes any individual, firm, cooperative, copartnership, joint venture, association, corporation, municipal or private, and whether organized for profit or not, state, county, political subdivision, state department, commission, board, bureau or agency, or any other group or combination acting as a unit, and the plural as well as the singular number;

  (7)  "PILOT", the payment or transfer of funds or services by a gas or electric utility owned by a political subdivision and used to provide government services by the political subdivision including the value of free or subsidized services, provided the value of these services are stated annually in an ordinance as a percentage of the total gross receipts of the gas or electric system;

  (8)  "Political subdivision", any county, municipality or village in the state of Missouri;

  (9)  "Proportionate share", the seller's gross receipts multiplied by the franchise fee rate, specified in a franchise agreement between a distributor and a political subdivision or the PILOT rate as provided in any ordinance or order of the political subdivision for the corresponding use of rights-of-way, utility easements or the distribution system of a political subdivision;

  (10)  "Seller", any person who uses, leases or controls the distribution system of a distributor or a political subdivision or any part thereof to sell energy services at retail within the political subdivision other than a distributor or a political subdivision which uses its own distribution system.


(L. 1998 S.B. 627)

Effective 7-10-98

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