DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Utility reconnection fees and deposits. Provides that the amount charged by a utility, other than a telecommunications provider, to reconnect service may not exceed actual reconnection costs. Requires a utility to reconnect service within one calendar day after being requested to reconnect service. Provides that an electric or a gas utility may require the payment of a deposit by an applicant or a customer as a condition for receiving or reconnecting utility service only as allowed under rules adopted by the utility regulatory commission (IURC). Provides that the amount of a deposit may not exceed 1/12 of the estimated annual cost of the utility service to be provided. Directs the IURC to amend certain rules to the extent necessary to make the rules conform to the prescribed requirements.