Indiana - HB1347 - 2019

Municipally owned utilities. Provides that all rates, charges, and other fees for services rendered by a municipally owned utility (other than services rendered by a municipally owned sewer utility or by a department of public utilities for a consolidated city) to property occupied by someone other than the owner are payable by the person occupying the property if the account or other customer or billing records maintained by the utility for the property indicate that: (1) the property is occupied by someone other than the owner; and (2) the person occupying the property is responsible for paying the rates, charges, and fees. Provides that upon applying for utility service from a municipally owned utility, the person occupying the property shall provide the utility with the name and contact information of the owner or manager of the property. Provides that rates, charges, and fees assessed by a municipally owned utility with respect to property occupied by someone other than the owner do not constitute a lien against the property. Specifies that these provisions do not: (1) prohibit a municipal legislative body from imposing any requirement to: (A) ensure payment by; or (B) the creditworthiness of; the person occupying the property; or (2) abrogate or limit the authority of the owner of a multi-unit building to engage in electrical submetering.

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Regulatory

Added On: 02-12-2019
Updated On: 04-24-2019
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsors: Charles Burton (Republican), Lonnie Randolph (Democratic), Jack Sandlin (Republican), Greg Taylor (Democratic)





Actions (26)

  • 01-14-2019 - First reading: referred to Committee on Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications
  • 01-14-2019 - Authored by Representative Burton
  • 01-31-2019 - Representative Smaltz added as coauthor
  • 02-14-2019 - Representatives Soliday and Candelaria Reardon added as coauthors
  • 02-14-2019 - Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
  • 02-18-2019 - Second reading: ordered engrossed
  • 02-19-2019 - Third reading: passed; Roll Call 228: yeas 83, nays 11
  • 02-19-2019 - Senate sponsors: Senators Sandlin and Taylor G
  • 02-20-2019 - Referred to the Senate
  • 03-04-2019 - First reading: referred to Committee on Utilities
  • 03-25-2019 - Committee report: do pass, adopted
  • 03-28-2019 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
  • 04-02-2019 - Amendment #6 (Ford J.D.) failed; voice vote
  • 04-02-2019 - Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed
  • 04-02-2019 - Amendment #5 (Leising) prevailed; voice vote
  • 04-02-2019 - Amendment #3 (Sandlin) prevailed; voice vote
  • 04-02-2019 - Amendment #1 (Sandlin) prevailed; voice vote
  • 04-04-2019 - Third reading: passed; Roll Call 388: yeas 42, nays 5
  • 04-05-2019 - Returned to the House with amendments
  • 04-10-2019 - House concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 476: yeas 75, nays 17
  • 04-10-2019 - Motion to concur filed
  • 04-11-2019 - Signed by the Speaker
  • 04-15-2019 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
  • 04-24-2019 - Signed by the President of the Senate
  • 04-25-2019 - Public Law 105
  • 04-25-2019 - Signed by the Governor

Votes (5)

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02-13-2019House - Committee VoteHouse1003yes
02-19-2019Third readingHouse83116yes
03-21-2019Senate - Committee VoteSenate821yes
04-04-2019Senate - Third readingSenate4253yes
04-10-2019House - House concurred in Senate amendmentsHouse75178yes

Sponsors (7)