2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bulova
Utility and Housing Moratoriums - Language Clarifications (language only)

Item 4-14 #2h

Item 4-14 #2h

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Page 241, line 3, after “water”, insert “suppliers and wastewater”.

Page 241, line 4, after “disconnecting”, insert “residential account”.

Page 241, line 11, after “agree”, insert “by email, telephone, or”.

Page 241, line 12, after “water”, insert “suppliers and wastewater”.

Page 241, line 16, strike "12 months", and insert "six months".

Page 241, line 27 after "of", strike the remainder of the line.

Page 241, strike lines 28 through 29, and insert:

“six months, or if less than six months remains on the lease agreement, amortize the principal equally over the remainder of the lease agreement.”


(This amendment clarifies the provisions of the COVID Relief Payment Plans for utilities managed by local governments, aligns the program to current business practices, and clarifies the program applies only to residential customers. Additionally this amendment amortizes payments over six months for both the housing and utility payment plans established in the introduced budget.)