House Bill (H)

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Private fire extinguishing resources. Provides that before causing a private fire extinguishing resource to be installed on the premises of a building, the owner shall provide advance written notice of the proposed installation to the water utility providing water service to the building. Provides that the notice must be hand delivered or sent by verified mail at least seven days before the date of the proposed installation. Provides that with respect to a building served by a private fire extinguishing resource installed before March 28, 2014, the owner shall provide written notice of the fact to the water utility providing Private fire extinguishing resources. Provides that before causing a private fire extinguishing resource to be installed on the premises of a building, the owner shall provide advance written notice of the proposed installation to the water utility providing water service to the building. Provides that the notice must be hand delivered or sent by verified mail at least seven days before the date of the proposed installation. Provides that with respect to a building served by a private fire extinguishing resource installed before March 28, 2014, the owner shall provide written notice of the fact to the water utility providing water service to the building. Provides that the notice must be hand delivered or sent by verified mail not later than July 1, 2014. Provides that before terminating water service for: (1) nonpayment of outstanding fees or charges; or (2) another reason not related to an emergency; to a building served by a private fire extinguishing resource, a water utility shall provide advance written notice of the termination to the local fire department. Provides that the notice must be hand delivered or sent by verified mail at least seven days before the date of the proposed termination. Provides that if a water utility receives notice from a municipal sewer utility to discontinue water service to a building served by a private fire extinguishing resource: (1) the water utility, upon receipt of the notice, shall provide to the sewer utility ordering the termination a copy of the required notice provided to the local fire department; and (2) the 30 day statutory period by which the water utility must terminate the water service is tolled until after the date of the proposed termination set forth in the notice to the fire department. Provides that before terminating water service for: (1) nonpayment of outstanding fees or charges; or (2) another reason not related to an emergency; to a multitenant residential building, a water utility shall provide advance written notice of the proposed termination to the appropriate local board of health. Provides that the notice must be hand delivered or sent by verified mail at least seven days before the date of the proposed termination. ... View more