Lawmakers: PSC can’t oversee rural water groups

Legislation that supporters say simply will “clarify” that the elected three-member Public Service Commission would have no authority over rural water associations cleared the Legislature on Wednesday.

The bill passed the House without a dissenting vote.

In the Senate, 14 members of the 52-seat chamber voted no. The bill now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant.

Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, said he could not understand why there would be opposition to the three-member statewide commission having oversight of water utilities.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
4/4/13