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HB 1435: Utility Customer Assistance Funds

GENERAL BILL by Smith, C. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Eskamani ; Hinson ; Joseph ; Slosberg

Utility Customer Assistance Funds; Requires Office of Energy in DACS to establish process for utilities to provide financial assistance to residential customers; specifies required elements for each repayment plan offered; requires participating utilities to establish customer utility assistance fund; requires accounting report; requires utilities to use specified federal funds to provide direct subsidy payments to customers; authorizes residential customer to seek debt relief from other available resources; provides appropriation. APPROPRIATION: $100,000,000

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 House - Died in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/26/2021 House • Filed
3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/5/2021 House • Referred to Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
• Referred to Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Commerce Committee
• Now in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee
4/30/2021 House • Died in Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee