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Summary of Legislation: This legislation clarifies previous legislative intent regarding duplicative metering practices for certain commercial businesses.
Notes: This bill seeks to clarify previous legislative intent treating recreational vehicle parks as commercial businesses. Currently recreational vehicle parks are charged sub-meter rates by municipal utilities even though they operate for all intents and purposes as a commercial business. This means that instead of being charged one flat commercial hookup rate they are instead charged for each tenant as if they were residential homes. This practice significantly arbitrarily raises the business owner’s rates and by extension, the recreational vehicle park user rates. This bill is good for reducing harmful government practices and enhancing property rights by ensuring that the property owner is charged the appropriate rate.