House Bill 180

Actions
Last Action 01/08/24: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to public utilities.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 267
Sponsors L. Willner, J. Nemes, J. Bauman, K. Bratcher, G. Brown Jr., E. Callaway, B. Chester-Burton, D. Grossberg, K. Herron, R. Palumbo, J. Raymond, R. Roarx, S. Stalker
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 278 to create winter and summer temperature standards for disconnection of service by retail electric and gas utilities; allow resumption of disconnection only after a 72-hour period during which the temperature standard is exceeded; establish a certificate of need for persons who are at risk if utility service is disconnected that can be provided by a physician, physician assistant, community-based service organization, or faith-based service organization; prohibit disconnection of service on holidays and weekends and before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. on weekdays; allow for reconnection of service for partial payment with a payment plan; require waiver of termination fees, reconnection fees, and late fees for customers having obtained a certificate of need; require utility to make reasonable effort towards reestablishing service for a customer terminated after having obtained a certificate of need but no more than 24 hours after repayment is commenced; require separate, written notice 14 days prior to a disconnection to residential household; require that notice be distinguishable from the regular billing notices; establish font size and typeset for material to be printed on the notice; require a hardship reconnection order for persons at risk who have had service terminated by the utility after meeting specific repayment requirements; require the Public Service Commission to issue an order setting forth any applicable rules and procedures.
Index Headings of Original Version Energy - Utility disconnection requirements, electric and gas utilities
Fuel - Utility disconnection requirements, electric and gas utilities
Physicians and Practitioners - Utility disconnection requirements, certificate of need, persons at risk
Public Assistance - Utility disconnection requirements, electric and gas utilities
Public Health - Utility disconnection requirements, certificate of need, persons at risk
Public Utilities - Utility disconnection requirements, electric and gas utilities
State Agencies - Public Service Commission, utility disconnection, rules and procedures
Charitable Organizations and Institutions - Utility disconnection requirements, certificate of need, community and faith-based services

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01/08/24
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)


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