Bill Text - HB1133 (2016)

Relative to the maximum amount of a customer deposit which may be required under rules of the public utilities commission.


Revision: March 8, 2016, midnight

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HB 1133 - AS INTRODUCED

 

2016 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL\t1133

 

AN ACT\trelative to the maximum amount of a customer deposit which may be required under rules of the public utilities commission.

 

SPONSORS:\tRep. Zaricki, Hills. 6; Rep. Fisher, Belk. 9; Rep. Schleien, Hills. 37

 

COMMITTEE:\tScience, Technology and Energy

 

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ANALYSIS

 

\tThis bill limits the amount of a deposit that a utility may charge a customer.

 

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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Sixteen

 

AN ACT\trelative to the maximum amount of a customer deposit which may be required under rules of the public utilities commission.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

\t1  Public Utilities; General Regulations; Charges.  Amend RSA 374:2 to read as follows:

\t374:2  Charges.

\t\tI.  All charges made or demanded by any public utility for any service rendered by it or to be rendered in connection therewith, shall be just and reasonable and not more than is allowed by law or by order of the public utilities commission.  Every charge that is unjust or unreasonable, or in excess of that allowed by law or by order of the commission, is prohibited.

\t\tII.  No public utility shall charge a residential customer a deposit exceeding $250.

\t2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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