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Relating to the authority to establish a customer assistance program for certain municipally owned utilities.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 382 would allow bracketed municipal utilities to create a bill payment assistance program for utility customers who can not afford to pay for services. In order to be eligible for this assistance, the customer must have exhausted all non-profit and private sources of assistance. This program would pertain to customers who received a notice for disconnection or qualify as a low-income customer. This bill would only apply to a municipality that has a population of at least 800,000 and is located on an international border.