Bill Summary for S 533 (2011-2012)
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AUTHORIZING THE UTILITIES COMMISSION TO ADOPT PROCEDURES THAT ALLOW A LESSOR OF A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING OR COMPLEX HAVING INDIVIDUALLY METERED UNITS FOR ELECTRIC SERVICE IN THE LESSOR'S NAME TO CHARGE FOR THE ACTUAL COSTS OF PROVIDING ELECTRIC SERVICE TO EACH TENANT WHEN THE LESSOR HAS A SEPARATE LEASE FOR EACH BEDROOM IN THE UNIT.Intro. by Hunt.
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Senate committee substitute reported in on 6/7/11 makes the following changes to first edition: makes conforming changes to GS Chapter 42 regarding summary ejectment proceedings, residential rental agreements, and tenant security deposits. Amends GS 42-26(b) to also provide that an arrears in costs for electric service charged pursuant to new GS 62-110(g1) will not be the basis for termination of a lease; amends GS 42-42.1 to also allow landlords to contract for the payment of electricity services pursuant to new GS 62-110(g1) in a residential rental agreement and to prohibit a landlord from disconnecting service for the failure of a tenant to pay; and amends GS 42-51 to allow security deposits to also be used to cover the cost of the electric service provided in accordance with new GS 62-110(g1). Also amends new GS 62-110(g1)(2) to specify that a lessor who charges for electric service in accordance with the act is responsible for the cost of the electricity to the utility and is the customer of the utility for purposes of compliance with all rules and regulations associated with the provision of electric service to retail customers. Also amends GS 62-110(g1)(6) to require that the Commission approve or disapprove an application to charge for electric service in accordance with the act within 60 days (was, 30 days). Makes a conforming change to the title