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House Bill 1459


House Bill 1459

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB1459 (Updated March 4, 2003 10:25 AM - DI 84)


Utility service during the heating season. Prohibits an electric or a gas utility from terminating residential service provided to a customer during the heating season if the customer is eligible for and has applied for emergency energy assistance. For any residential customer whose account is delinquent during the heating season, requires a utility to comply with certain notice requirements before terminating service to the customer. Requires a utility to offer a residential customer a deferred payment plan for past due amounts and a levelized payment plan for past due and future charges. Prohibits a utility from terminating service during the heating season if a customer has entered into a deferred payment plan and has not defaulted on the plan. Allows a utility to terminate service not earlier than 14 days after providing the notice of termination required during the heating season, if the customer has not entered into a deferred or levelized payment plan with the utility or provided evidence that the customer has applied for emergency energy assistance.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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