Bill Text: TX HB862 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the calculation of charges for a gas utility customer after a leak is detected.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-25 - Referred to Energy Resources [HB862 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB862-Introduced.html
  86R995 GRM-D
 
  By: Anchia H.B. No. 862
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the calculation of charges for a gas utility customer
  after a leak is detected.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter F, Chapter 104, Utilities Code, is
  amended by adding Section 104.2571 to read as follows:
         Sec. 104.2571.  ADJUSTMENT OF CHARGES ON DETECTION OF LEAK.
  (a)  A gas distribution utility that detects a leak in the utility's
  distribution system shall recompute charges for customers not later
  than the 60th day after the date the leak was detected to ensure
  that the customers are not charged for gas that was not delivered as
  a result of the leak.
         (b)  The regulatory authority may adopt rules necessary to
  implement this section.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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