SENATE BILL 5401
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senator Hansen.
Read first time January 30, 1991. Referred to Committee on Energy & Utilities.
AN ACT Relating to the distribution of receipts from the privilege tax imposed on public utility districts operating facilities for the generation, distribution, and sale of electric energy; and amending RCW 54.28.010.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 54.28.010 and 1977 ex.s. c 366 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
As used in this chapter:
(1) "Operating property" means all of the property utilized by a public utility district in the operation of a plant or system for the generation, transmission, or distribution of electric energy for sale;
(2) "Taxing districts" means counties, cities, towns, school districts, and road districts;
(3) "Distributes to consumers" means the sale of electric energy to ultimate consumers thereof, and does not include sales of electric energy for resale by the purchaser;
(4) "Wholesale value" means all costs of a public utility district associated with the generation and transmission of energy from its own generation and transmission system to the point or points of inter-connection with a distribution system owned and used by a district to distribute such energy to consumers, or in the event a distribution system owned by a district is not used to distribute such energy, then the term means the gross revenues derived by a district from the sale of such energy to consumers;
(5) "Thermal electric generating facility" means a steam-powered electrical energy producing facility utilizing nuclear or fossil fuels;
(6) "Placed in operation" means delivery of energy into a transmission or distribution system for use or sale in such a manner as to establish a value accruing to the power plant operator, except operation incidental to testing or startup adjustments;
"Impacted area" for a thermal electric generating facility on a
federal reservation means that area in the state lying within thirty-five
statute miles of the most commonly used entrance of the federal reservation ((
which is south of the southern boundary of township fifteen north)).