DC B23-0640 | 2019-2020 | 23rd Council


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-1)
Status: Engrossed on November 10 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-11-10 - First Reading
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


As introduced Bill 23-640 requires the Water and Sewer Authority to allow a public comment period regarding any establishment or adjustment of retail water and sewer rates beginning on the date of publication of the notice of a public hearing. It requires a copy of Cost of Service studies be transmitted to the Mayor and Council and posted on the Authority's website. The Authority is also required to provide notice to residential customers of the requirement to dispute a contested bill in writing within 30 days. The Authority must also prescribe annual reporting requirements regarding the lead water service line replacement assistance program. The Authority must also list contact information for the DC Water Complaint line and the Office of the People's Counsel on water bills. FUNDING NOTE - This bill is "Subject to Appropriations"; please see Fiscal Impact Statement under Other Documents. Incorporates provisions from Bill 23-836.

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District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Transparency Amendment Act of 2020 (now known as "District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority Omnibus Amendment Act of 2020")


Roll Calls

2020-11-10 - Council - First Reading (Y: 12 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [FAIL]
2020-11-10 - Council - Amendment (Cheh) (Y: 12 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2020-11-10CouncilFirst Reading
2020-11-10CouncilAmendment (Cheh)
2020-10-26CouncilCommittee Report Filed
2020-10-26CouncilCommittee Mark-up of B23-0640
2020-07-30CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2020-07-30CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2020-07-10CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2020-07-07CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2020-06-19CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2020-06-12CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2020-03-06CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2020-02-07CouncilNotice of Intent to Act on B23-0640 Published in the DC Register
2020-02-04CouncilReferred to Committee on Transportation and the Environment
2020-02-04CouncilIntroduced in Legislative Meeting

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Bill Comments