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House Bill 1365


House Bill 1365

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF HB1365 (Updated April 26, 2011 2:56 pm - DI 84)


Volunteer fire department recovery of costs. Allows the first responding volunteer fire department to recover attorney's fees and costs incurred by the department in an action to recover unpaid service charges. Prohibits a volunteer fire department funded by taxes imposed by a unit or by a contract with a unit from imposing a charge on persons who reside or pay property taxes in the unit unless the spill or chemical or hazardous material fire poses an imminent threat to persons or property. Provides that a bill for a service charge by a volunteer fire department must contain: (1) verification that the bill has been approved by the chief of the volunteer fire department; and (2) language indicating that correspondence from the person being billed regarding the bill should be directed to the department. Provides that all bills sent by an agent of a volunteer fire department must be approved by the chief of the volunteer fire department before it is sent to the person being billed for services, and specifies that the chief of the volunteer fire department must review a bill before authorizing an agent to proceed with collection efforts for that bill.
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