SB 674
Prohibits public utilities from requiring a deposit from certain delinquent customers
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Last Action:
2/9/2010 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2010

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).