HOUSE BILL No. 1094
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 8-1-2-4.5.
Synopsis: Reconnection charges. Provides that the amount charged by
a utility, other than a telecommunications provider, to reconnect
service may not exceed actual reconnection costs. Permits a utility to
require a deposit before reconnecting service. Requires a utility to
reconnect service within one calendar day after being requested to
Effective: July 1, 2006.
January 5, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Utilities and Energy.
Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1094
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 8-1-2-4.5; (06)IN1094.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 8-1-2-4.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2006]: Sec. 4.5. (a) As used in this section, "utility" refers to the
(1) A public utility.
(2) A municipally owned utility.
However, the term does not include a telecommunications provider
(as defined in IC 8-1-29-3).
(b) A utility may impose a reasonable and just reconnection
charge. The charge may not exceed the costs actually incurred by
the utility in reconnecting service. A rule contrary to this
subsection is void.
(c) A utility must reconnect service to a customer as soon as
reasonably possible but at least within one (1) calendar day after
the utility is requested to reconnect service. However, before
reconnecting service, the utility may require payment of a deposit
under subsection (d) and other charges.
(d) A utility may require a reasonable and just deposit from a
customer before the utility reconnects the customer's service. The
deposit may not exceed the customer's estimated average monthly
bill. A deposit under this subsection is in addition to a charge
imposed under subsection (b). A rule contrary to this subsection is
(e) The commission shall adopt rules to implement this section.