House Bill 464

Last Action to Tourism Development & Energy (H)
Title AN ACT relating to the disconnection of utility services.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 1938
Sponsor K. Sinnette
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS 278.010 to KRS 278.450 to require the Public Service Commission to promulgate administrative regulations to establish additional utility service shutoff and reconnection protections; define terms; provide that if a customer certifies to the utility that a financial hardship exists, the customer is protected from termination of service under certain circumstances; require administrative regulations to include eligibility verification; provide for renewal of protection claims; establish termination notice requirements; require in-person notification of utility shut-off and notice and opportunity for the customer to assert the protections of this section; provide for the repayment of arrearages to be done according to a reasonable schedule; prohibit utilities from requiring additional deposits for reconnection or continuance of service.
Index Headings of Original Version Physicians and Practitioners - Utility shutoff protection, seriously ill customers, medical professional verification required
Poverty - Utility shutoff protection, financial hardship, requirements
Public Utilities - Utility shutoff protection, Public Service Commission, administrative regulations
Public Utilities - Utility shutoff protection, qualifications, requirements
State Agencies - Public Service Commission, utility shutoff protection
Public Safety - Utility shutoff protection, qualifications, requirements
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Utility shutoff protection, Public Service Commission
Aged Persons and Aging - Utility shutoff protection, elderly customers with minors living in the residence
Children and Minors - Utility shutoff protection, customers with infants under 1 year of age


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