Bill Summaries: S452 (2021)

  • Summary date: May 4 2021 - View summary

    Senate committee substitute deletes the content to the 1st edition and replaces it with the following. 

    Amends GS 153A-277, concerning counties, and GS 160A-314, concerning cities, to prohibit local governments from attempting to collect payment from a landlord for service to premises that the landlord no longer owns, leases, or occupies, unless the service for which payment is sought was provided during the time the landlord owned, leased, or occupied the premises. Specifies that the prohibition applies regardless of whether the landlord is a natural person or a company, and regardless of any agreement that existed between the landlord and the utility to reconnect service to the premises during the time the landlord owned, occupied, or leased the property. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title. 

  • Summary date: Apr 1 2021 - View summary

    Enacts GS 62-159.1(a)(3) to prohibit a public utility or electric or telephone membership corporation from billing any person or company for a service provided to a household or business location that the person or company does not own, lease, or occupy, notwithstanding any agreement between the person and the utility or membership corporation to reconnect service to the household or business location during the time the person or company owned, occupied or leased the property.