SB 674 Prohibits public utilities from requiring a deposit from certain delinquent customers
Sponsor: Wright-Jones
LR Number: 3318S.01I Fiscal Note: 3318-01N.ORG
Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 2/9/2010 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2010

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Current Bill Summary

SB 674 - Gas, electric, water, heating, sewer and telephone companies are prohibited from requiring a deposit or other guarantee for continued service to any existing customer that has been late in paying the utility bill at least 5 times in a 12-month period when such customer has consistently made a monthly payment during the 12-month period of at least $100 or 25% of the total amount due.

The act does not apply to customers who owe more than $400 or to customers making payments as part of an established pay plan with the utility.

This act is similar to SCS/SB 474 (2009) and HB 2587 (2008).