This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 11:31 AM by lerror.
This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 12:47 PM by lpoole.
This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 11:11 AM by bhansen.



Chief Sponsor: Lee B. Perry

Senate Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson


8     General Description:
9          This bill enacts provisions related to the provision of services by a local district.
10     Highlighted Provisions:
11          This bill:
12          ▸     prohibits a local district from suspending service in certain circumstances.
13     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
14          None
15     Other Special Clauses:
16          None
17     Utah Code Sections Affected:
18     AMENDS:
19          17B-1-901, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2014, Chapter 377

21     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
22          Section 1. Section 17B-1-901 is amended to read:
23          17B-1-901. Providing and billing for multiple commodities, services, or facilities
24     -- Suspending service to a delinquent customer.
25          (1) If a local district provides more than one commodity, service, or facility, the district
26     may bill for the fees and charges for all commodities, services, and facilities in a single bill.
27          (2) Regardless of the number of commodities, services, or facilities furnished by a

28     local district, the local district may suspend furnishing any commodity, service, or facility to a
29     customer if the customer fails to pay all fees and charges when due.
30          (3) Ŝ→ (a) ←Ŝ Notwithstanding Subsection (2) Ŝ→ and except as provided in Subsection
30a     (3)(b) ←Ŝ , a local district may not suspend furnishing any
31     commodity, service, or facility to a customer if discontinuance of the service is requested by a
32     private third party Ĥ→ [
that is not the customer] ←Ĥ , including an individual, a private
32a      business, or a
33     nonprofit organization Ĥ→ , that is not the customer ←Ĥ .
33a     Ŝ→ (b)(i) An owner of land or the owner's agent may request that service be temporarily
33b     discontinued for maintenance-related activities.
33c          (ii) Ŝ→ [
A local district] An owner of land or the owner's agent ←Ŝ may not
33d     Ŝ→ [
temporarily discontinue service] request temporary discontinuance of service ←Ŝ under
33e     Subsection (3)(b)(i) if
33d     the request is for the purpose of debt collection, eviction, or any other unlawful purpose. ←Ŝ

Legislative Review Note
     as of 1-19-15 6:29 PM

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