Section 11-50-416

Purpose of article; proceedings, notices, etc., required by article for incorporation, etc., exclusive; exemption of districts from jurisdiction and regulation of state public service commission.

(a) This article is intended to aid the state in the execution of its duties by providing appropriate and independent instrumentalities of the state with full and adequate powers to fulfill their functions.

(b) Except as in this article expressly otherwise provided, no proceeding, notice or approval shall be required for the incorporation of any gas district or the amendment of its articles of incorporation, the acquisition of any property or system or systems or the making of any loans or the issuance of any bonds or instruments in evidence thereof or as security therefor, any other law to the contrary notwithstanding.

(c) Every district incorporated under this article and every gas system of such district and the rates and charges thereof shall be exempt from all jurisdiction of and all regulation and supervision by the Alabama Public Service Commission.

(Acts 1951, No. 762, p. 1319, §18.)