Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1332

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 8-1-2-124 ; IC 34-11-2-13.

Synopsis: Actions for recovery of delinquent utility bills. Provides that an action by a public utility or a municipally owned utility to recover payment of a delinquent utility bill must be commenced within four years from the date of the utility service covered by the bill. Prohibits a public utility or a municipally owned utility from denying or disconnecting a customer's utility service on the ground that the customer has an outstanding or delinquent bill for utility service provided more than four years earlier.

Effective: July 1, 2000.





Bardon




    January 11, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce and Economic Development.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1332



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning utilities and transportation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 8-1-2-124; (00)IN1332.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 8-1-2-124 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 124. (a) An action by a:
        (1) public utility; or
        (2) municipally owned utility;
against a customer or former customer to recover payment of a delinquent bill for utility service must be commenced within the four (4) year period of limitation set forth in IC 34-11-2-13.

     (b) A public utility or a municipally owned utility may not:
        (1) deny utility service to a customer; or
        (2) disconnect the customer's utility service;
on the ground that the customer has an outstanding or delinquent bill for utility service provided more than four (4) years earlier.

SOURCE: IC 34-11-2-13; (00)IN1332.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 34-11-2-13 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 13. An action by a:
        (1) public utility (as defined in IC 8-1-2-1); or
        (2) municipally owned utility (as defined in IC 8-1-2-1);
against a customer or former customer to recover payment of a delinquent bill for utility service must be commenced within four (4) years from the date the service covered by the bill was rendered.

SOURCE: ; (00)IN1332.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000] IC 34-11-2-3 , as added by this act, applies to causes of action accruing after June 30, 1996.