Analysis of water utility planning and needs.

Authors: Senator Ed Charbonneau, Senator Eric Bassler, Senator Karen Tallian

Co-authors: Senator Lonnie Randolph, Senator James Merritt, Senator Michael Delph, Senator Jean Breaux, Senator Michael Crider

Sponsors: Representative Eric Allan Koch

Co-Sponsors: Representative Christina Hale, Representative Steven Stemler, Representative Mike Aylesworth, Representative Randall Frye

Digest

Requires the Indiana finance authority (authority) to prepare an analysis of the planning and long range needs of: (1) the water utilities serving the 15 most populous cities in Indiana; and (2) five other water utilities selected by the authority, each of which serves fewer than 10,000 customers. Authorizes the authority to contract with professionals or with a state educational institution for the performance of some or all of the authority's duties relating to the analysis. Requires the authority to complete the analysis and submit it to the legislative council not later than November 1, 2015. For calendar year 2015, relieves the utility regulatory commission of the duty to submit an annual report concerning water utilities to the legislative council and the interim study committee on energy, utilities, and telecommunications.