Under existing law, utilities operating in the state may require a cash deposit from a prospective customer for the purpose of guaranteeing final payment and may require that deposit be received prior to beginning service or coincident with the first monthly bill. A utility may withhold or discontinue utility services if a deposit is not made at the time specified by the utility
This bill would authorize the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to serve as a guarantor of utility deposits for Alabama residents who recently graduated from a postsecondary institution and who are establishing a new residence for the purpose of being nearer to their employer
Relating to public utilities; to provide for the creation of a program through which the state may guarantee utility deposits for eligible participants.
|February 23, 2021||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Ways and Means Education|
|Bill Text||HB418 Alabama 2021 Session - Introduced|