2009 Regular Session


File Code: Utility Regulation Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 1057
Sponsored By:
Delegates Haynes, Aumann, Barnes, Benson, Braveboy, Bromwell, Carr, Carter, G. Clagett, Conaway, DeBoy, Doory, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Gilchrist, Glenn, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Hammen, Holmes, Hucker, Ivey, James, Kaiser, Kirk, Manno, Mizeur, Montgomery, Nathan-Pulliam, Pena-Melnyk, Ramirez, Reznik, Rice, Robinson, Rosenberg, Ross, Schuler, Stukes, Taylor, F. Turner, V. Turner, Valderrama, and Waldstreicher
Public Service Companies - Termination of Electric and Gas Service - Extreme Temperatures


Prohibiting a public service company from terminating electric or gas service to a residential customer in a designated weather station area because of nonpayment on a day for which the forecasted high temperature in the area is at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit; prohibiting a public service company from terminating electric service to a residential customer in a designated weather station area because of nonpayment on a day for which the forecasted heat index in the area is at or above 95 degrees Fahrenheit; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Economic Matters
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Economic Matters
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (127-6)
Returned Passed
Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Re-referred Finance
Hearing 4/9 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable Report by Finance
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Third Reading Passed (47-0)
Action after passage in House and Senate
Approved by the Governor
- Chapter 346

Sponsored by:

Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy, District 25
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Galen R. Clagett, District 3A
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Mary-Dulany James, District 34A
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Ruth M. Kirk, District 44
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Consumer Protection -see also- Unfair Trade Practices
Public Service Commission
Rules and Regulations
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water

Bill affects the following Statute:

Public Utility Companies
( 7-307.1 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled, Chapter
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 363599/02     Offered on: April 3, 2009   at: 11:19 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 31, 2009: Third Reading Passed (127-6)
April 7, 2009: Third Reading Passed (47-0)