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§ 7-307.3. Notice to property owner or property manager of multifamily dwelling unit of intent ...

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic UtilitiesEffective: October 1, 2017

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)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-307.3
§ 7-307.3. Notice to property owner or property manager of multifamily dwelling unit of intent to terminate electric or gas service for nonpayment
Consent
(a) A public service company that intends to terminate, because of nonpayment, electric or gas service to a customer of the service to a multifamily dwelling unit shall notify the property owner or property manager of the multifamily dwelling unit before terminating service to the customer if the public service company has received the customer's consent that designates the property owner or property manager as a third-party authorized to receive a notice of termination of services.
Consent as lease requirement
(b) As a term of a lease of a multifamily dwelling unit, the property owner or property manager of the multifamily dwelling unit may require a tenant to ensure that a customer of the public service company that is responsible for the account for that multifamily dwelling unit provides consent for the property owner or property manager to receive a notice of termination of services as a result of nonpayment by the customer.
Consent provided by customer or property owner or manager
(c) A customer's consent may be provided to a public service company by:
(1) the customer; or
(2) if the consent is written, the property owner or property manager of the multifamily dwelling unit.
Procedure of third-party notification process
(d) Each public service company shall set up a procedure for handling the third-party notification process in a manner best suited to the circumstances of the particular public service company.
Construction of section
(e) Nothing in this section may be construed to prevent any other form of third-party notification that a customer may request.
Regulations
(f) The Commission may adopt regulations to carry out this section.

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Added by Acts 2017, c. 534, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
MD Code, Public Utilities, § 7-307.3, MD PUBLIC UTIL § 7-307.3
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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