Section 11-50-174

Construction of article; exemption from jurisdiction and regulation of state Public Service Commission, etc.

(a) Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to authorize any public corporation or municipality to convey any water system in such manner that title thereto may vest in private ownership; provided, that title to such system may be subjected to a mortgage, deed of trust, or pledge agreement as security for repayment of money borrowed by the public corporation to which the same is transferred.

Nothing contained in this article shall be construed as a restriction or limitation upon any authority which any public corporation or municipality now existing or hereafter formed may have in the absence thereof, but this article shall be construed to be supplemental and additional to authority conferred by other laws. No proceedings, notices, or approval shall be required, except as expressly prescribed in this article, any other law to the contrary notwithstanding.

(b) All matters authorized in this article shall be exempt from all jurisdiction of and regulation by the Alabama Public Service Commission and by any other regulatory body.

(Acts 1969, No. 773, p. 1379, §§5, 6.)