A municipality providing any of the services authorized by § Code Sec. 7-52-401″>7-52-401 shall not provide subsidies for such services. Notwithstanding that limitation, a municipality providing such services shall be authorized to:

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 7-52-402. Subsidies -- Municipal costs

  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

(1) Dedicate a reasonable portion of the electric plant to the provision of such services, the costs of which shall be allocated to such services for regulatory purposes; and

(2) Lend funds, at a rate of interest not less than the highest rate then earned by the municipality on invested electric plant funds, to acquire, construct, and provide working capital for the system, plant, and equipment necessary to provide any of the services authorized under § 7-52-401; provided, that such interest costs shall be allocated to the cost of such services for regulatory purposes. Any loan of funds made pursuant to this section shall be approved in advance by the state director of local finance and shall contain such provisions as are required by the state director.

[Acts 1997, ch. 531, § 3.]