Broadband providers and public utilities; late payment fees restricted. (HB1052)

Introduced By

Irene Shin (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Broadband providers and public utilities; late payment fees restricted. Prohibits a broadband provider or a public utility from charging (i) a residential customer a late payment fee or similar penalty that exceeds the lesser of 2.5 percent of the balance due or $5 or (ii) any interest on a residential customer's outstanding balance. The bill provides that "public utility" includes utilities that are not subject to the jurisdiction of the State Corporation Commission and that provide electric, gas, or water or wastewater service in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101532D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/20/2022Impact statement from SCC (HB1052)
01/31/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
02/08/2022Stricken from docket by Commerce and Energy (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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