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2018 Regular Session



Gas and Electric Companies - Deposit Charges

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jalisi


In the House - Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters

Synopsis:Prohibiting a gas company or an electric company from imposing a deposit requirement exceeding 1 month's estimated service charge on customers who are at least 70 years old, have lived at the service address for at least 10 years, and have an annual income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level; prohibiting a gas company or an electric company from terminating certain service under certain circumstances; and providing for the application of the Act.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegate Jalisi
Additional Facts:Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2018
Economic Matters  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Utility Regulation
Narrow Subject(s):Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc.
Elderly Persons -see also- Vulnerable Adults
Fuel -see also- Coal
Indigent Persons
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water
Statutes:Article - Public Utilities
(7-305, 7-307)

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March 15, 2018 4:17 P.M.