SB 1342

Senate Bill (SB) 1342: responsibility of payment; utility services

Sponsor: Senator Griffin

Overview: SB 1342 prohibits payment of garbage collection service rates and charges by anyone other than the person who was contracted with to provide the service, physically resides or resided at the property, and receives or received the service.

League Position: OPPOSE - The League is opposed as this bill takes away the ability to recoup assessments from abatements.

Summary: SB 1342 states that for residential property of four or fewer units, a garbage collection service provider, private water company or sewer corporation is prohibited from requiring payment of garbage collection service rates and charges by anyone other than the person who the provider or company contracted with to provide the service, who physically resides or resided at the property, and who receives or received the service. The same conditions apply to a municipality's ability to require payment of unpaid utility user fees.

Updates

04/01/15: signed by governor. Chapter 166, Laws 2015.

03/26/15: Senate concurred in House amendments and passed on final reading 17-12; ready for governor.

03/24/15: passed House 34-24; ready for Senate action on House amendments

03/23/15: House COW approved with floor amendment

03/19/15: retained on House COW calendar

03/16/15: from House rules okay

03/12/15: House gov-higher ed do pass

03/03/15: referred to House gov-higher ed

02/19/15: Passed Senate 22-7; ready for House

02/17/15:from Senate rules okay.

02/16/15: to Senate consent calendar.

02/12/15: The bill passed the Senate Government Committee by a vote of 7-0.