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