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§ 7-305. Customer billing

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic Utilities

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Utilities (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Public Services and Utilities [Titles 1-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Gas, Electric, and Water Companies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Consumer Relations (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-305
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 7-305
§ 7-305. Customer billing
In general
(a) A gas company or electric company may bill its customers for gas, electricity, or any other service it renders only on the basis of the net total cost of the service under the applicable rate that is filed for that service.
Additional charges
(b)(1) The Commission may authorize a gas company or electric company to apply an additional charge over the net total cost to any bill or part of a bill that is not paid:
(i) within 20 days for a residential customer or residential cooperative; or
(ii) within 15 days for any other customer.
(2)(i) The additional charge that is applied by a gas company or electric company under this subsection may not exceed 5% of the net bill or part of the bill.
(ii) Unless the Commission approves the imposition of different charges on different classes of customers, any additional charges applied by a gas company or electric company under this subsection shall be uniform for all customers.


Added by Acts 1998, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1998.
Formerly Art. 78, § 54C.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-305, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-305
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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