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Senate Bill 0147


Senate Bill 0147

ARCHIVE (2004)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Indiana utility regulatory commission enforcement authority. Allows the Indiana utility regulatory commission (IURC) to impose on a utility that violates state utility law or fails to comply with an IURC order: (1) a civil penalty of not more than $25,000 per violation; (2) a cease and desist order; (3) an order for corrective action; or (4) the revocation or modification of certain certificates and permits. Authorizes the attorney general to bring an action to enforce any of those penalties. Allows the IURC, for violations of telecommunications slamming and cramming laws, to impose only those civil penalties allowed under current law. Authorizes the IURC to direct a utility to provide service within 24 hours if the IURC determines that the service is necessary to prevent injury or to alleviate an emergency. Repeals a superseded statute concerning the IURC's enforcement powers.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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