7 LONG TITLE
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:
15 Other Special Clauses:
17 Utah Code Sections Affected:
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) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (2) and except as provided in Subsection (3)(b), a
31 local district may not suspend furnishing any commodity, service, or facility to a customer if
32 discontinuance of the service is requested by a private third party, including an individual, a
33 private business, or a nonprofit organization, that is not the customer.
34 (b) (i) An owner of land or the owner's agent may request that service be temporarily
35 discontinued for maintenance-related activities.
36 (ii) An owner of land or the owner's agent may not request temporary discontinuance of
37 service under Subsection (3)(b)(i) if the request is for the purpose of debt collection, eviction,
38 or any other unlawful purpose.