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Weekly Legislative Update from February 2, 2018

Consumer Services

HB 971-Relating to Interruption of Services

On Monday, January 29th, HB 971 by Representative Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay) was heard by the House Energy and Utilities Subcommittee and passed by a vote of 9 yeas to 3 nays. AIF’s Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, stood in opposition of this bill.

This bill aims to prohibit certain service providers from charging customers for services that have been interrupted or not timely provided. The bill would require these service providers to pro-rate customers bills to reflect the dates the customer did not receive said services.

HB 971 will go on to the House Commerce Committee to be heard.

AIF opposes this legislation that provides for unnecessary government regulation and intrusion on an industry that must follow many of these provision in federal law.