WATER/SEWER TO CONTIGUOUS DWELLING UNITS.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 432 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 21, 2019
AN ACT PROVIDING THAT IF THE UTILITIES COMMISSION APPROVES A FLAT RATE TO BE CHARGED BY A WATER OR SEWER UTILITY FOR WATER OR SEWER SERVICES TO CONTIGUOUS DWELLING UNITS, THE LESSOR OF THE UNITS MAY PASS THROUGH AND CHARGE THE TENANTS THAT SAME FLAT RATE.
Intro. by Shepard, Grange, Hurley, Hardister.

Status: Ch. SL 2019-56 (Jun 26 2019)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute changed the long title.  Original title was AN ACT PROVIDING THAT IF THE UTILITIES COMMISSION APPROVES A FLAT RATE FOR WATER OR SEWER SERVICES FOR CONTIGUOUS DWELLING UNITS, THE LESSOR OF THE UNITS MAY PASS THROUGH AND CHARGE THE TENANTS THAT SAME FLAT RATE.

Bill History:

H 432/S.L. 2019-56

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 26 2019 - More information

    AN ACT PROVIDING THAT IF THE UTILITIES COMMISSION APPROVES A FLAT RATE TO BE CHARGED BY A WATER OR SEWER UTILITY FOR WATER OR SEWER SERVICES TO CONTIGUOUS DWELLING UNITS, THE LESSOR OF THE UNITS MAY PASS THROUGH AND CHARGE THE TENANTS THAT SAME FLAT RATE. SL 2019-56. Enacted June 26, 2019. Effective June 26, 2019.


  • Summary date: Apr 25 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Changes the act's long title. Makes clarifying changes to proposed GS 62-110(g)(1b), which authorizes the Utilities Commission (Commission) to approve a flat rate to be charged by a water or sewer utility for the provision of water or sewer services for contiguous dwelling units rather than a rate based on metered consumption.


  • Summary date: Mar 21 2019 - More information

    Amends GS 62-110(g), which authorizes the Utilities Commission (Commission) to adopt procedures that allow a lessor to charge for the costs of providing water or sewer service to persons who occupy leased premises. Provides that if the Commission approves a flat rate for water or sewer services for contiguous dwelling units rather than a rate based on metered consumption, the lessor can pass through and charge the tenants of the contiguous dwelling units the same flat rate for water or sewer services and the administrative fee authorized by existing subdivision (g)(2). Requires bills for water and sewer service sent by the lessor to the lessee to contain all of the information required by sub-subdivisions e.2 through e.5 of subdivision (1a), including: the method used to determine the amount of water and sewer services allocated to the lessee; beginning and ending dates for the billing period; the past-due date, which cannot be less than 25 days after the bill is mailed; and a local or toll-free telephone number and address that the lessee can use to obtain more information about the bill.


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