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.
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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