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                                 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.Revising provisions relating to the privilege tax imposed on public utility districts.

     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.




     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;

     (7) "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 ((and which is south of the southern boundary of township fifteen north)).