92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB0578
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Short description: 
UTIL GAS PRICE 30% INCREASE                                                

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Public Utilities Act. Provides that when the price  of      
   natural  gas  increases by 30% or more, a public utility that supplies      
   natural gas must provide certain  notices  to  customers,  must  offer      
   energy  audits  upon request and at no charge to the customer, may not      
   disconnect service to a customer, and if the  customer  has  contacted      
   the  utility  and  made  arrangements  for payment, may not report the      
   customer to a collection  agency.  Requires  the  Commerce  Commission      
   issue rules to ensure that customer service departments are adequately      
   staffed.   Requires a public utility to disclose a toll-free telephone      
   number for the utility  on  billing  statements.   Requires  a  public      
   utility to disclose the price of natural gas on billing statements and      
   on its website.  Effective immediately.                                     
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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