(A) The public utilities commission may administer an underground utility damage prevention grant program to provide grants for any of the following purposes:
(1) Public awareness programs established by a protection service;
(2) Training and education programs for excavators, operators, designers, persons who locate underground utility facilities, or other persons;
(3) Programs providing incentives for excavators, operators, persons who locate underground utility facilities, or other persons to reduce the number and severity of compliance failures.
(B) The commission shall determine the appropriate amount of any grant issued under this section.
Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 378, §1, eff. 3/23/2015.