HB515 (2017) Detail

Relative to options for customers who are in arrears in utility bill payments.


HB 515 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0660

06/04

 

HOUSE BILL 515

 

AN ACT relative to options for customers who are in arrears in utility bill payments.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Fisher, Belk. 9; Rep. Zaricki, Hills. 6; Rep. Schleien, Hills. 37; Rep. Hynes, Hills. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides a residential customer who is required to pay a deposit to a utility company because his or her account is in arrears with the option of  bringing the account into good standing.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0660

06/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to options for customers who are in arrears in utility bill payments.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Billing by Utility Companies; Option for Customers in Arrears.  Amend RSA 378:48 by inserting after section 48 the following new section:

378:48-a  Option for Residential Customer in Arrears.  In this section, "customer in good standing" means any customer who is not in arrears.  Any existing residential customer who is required by a utility to pay a deposit for nonpayment of an account shall have the option of paying such deposit or becoming a customer in good standing.  No customer in good standing shall be charged a deposit.

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

Links

HB515 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 25, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 31, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB515 Revision: 666 Date: Jan. 26, 2017, 3:45 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 3 P. 16
Jan. 25, 2017 ==RECESSED== Public Hearing: 01/25/2017 10:30 AM LOB 301-303
Jan. 31, 2017 ==CONTINUED== Public Hearing: 01/31/2017 01:30 PM LOB 304
Feb. 8, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/08/2017 09:30 AM LOB 304
Feb. 8, 2017 Executive Session: 02/08/2017 02:00 PM LOB 304
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 18-0; CC)
March 8, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 47