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§ 7-604. Consumer protection orders and regulations for gas suppliers

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic UtilitiesEffective: October 1, 2016

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 6. Natural Gas Supplier Licensing and Consumer Protection (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2016
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-604
Formerly cited as MD PUBLIC UTIL COMP § 7-604
§ 7-604. Consumer protection orders and regulations for gas suppliers
In general
(a) On or before July 1, 2001, the Commission shall adopt consumer protection orders or regulations for gas suppliers that:
(1) protect consumers from discriminatory, unfair, deceptive, and anticompetitive acts and practices in the marketing, selling, or distributing of natural gas;
(2) provide for contracting, enrollment, and billing practices and procedures; and
(3) the Commission considers necessary to protect the consumer.
Consistency of protections
(b) In adopting orders and regulations under this section, unless the Commission determines that the circumstances do not require consistency, the Commission shall:
(1) provide customers with protections consistent with applicable protections provided to retail electric customers; and
(2) impose appropriate requirements on gas suppliers that are consistent with applicable requirements imposed on electricity suppliers.

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Added by Acts 2000, c. 669, § 2, eff. July 1, 2000. Amended by Acts 2016, c. 134, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2016.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-604, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-604
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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