UTILITIES/LANDLORD WATER RESELLER CHANGES.

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House Bill 844 (Public) Filed Tuesday, May 4, 2021
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE UTILITIES COMMISSION TO ADOPT PROCEDURES TO ALLOW LESSORS WHO PROVIDE WATER AND SEWER SERVICE TO LESSEES IN A SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING, RESIDENTIAL BUILDING, OR MULTIUNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX TO CHARGE FOR THE COST OF THE SERVICE IN THE SAME MANNER AS ELECTRIC SERVICE AND NATURAL GAS SERVICE.
Intro. by Bradford, Riddell, Brody.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (May 12 2021)
H 844

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 4 2021 - More information

    Amends GS 62-110 (regulation of public utilities by Utility Commission) by doing the following:
    (1) Permitting lessors of single family dwellings, residential buildings, or multi-unit apartment complexes to charge occupants of the leased property for water and sewer services;
    (2) Permitting lessors to charge lessees for water/sewer services by equally dividing the water/sewer costs for a unit amongst the lessees in the unit, so long as a lessees bill is prorated when they do not occupy the leased property for the same number of days as other lessees;
    (3) Permitting lessors to charge administrative fees and late fees approved by the Utilities Commission when billing for water/sewer service by equally dividing the costs among lessees in the unit; and
    (4) Making conforming changes.
    Effective October 1, 2021.


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