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Penalties on water customers

House Bill Number: 

House Bill 272 would allow 10% late fee added to delinquent water bills, and prohibit the Public Service Commission from preventing utilities from assessing the penalty.

The legislation is in response to the PSC finding that late penalties are harmful to consumers and do not significantly increase collections. See "KY regulators tell utilities to drop their late fees, but a lawmaker is pushing back."

Action alert from the Kentucky Resources Council

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Rep. Josh Bray and other Republicans

HB 272 was approved by the House Local Government Committee on Feb. 11. It was passed by the full House, 70-25, on March 1.

In the Senate, HB 272 is being fast tracked by Republican leaders. It is assigned to the Natural Resources & Energy Committee.

See how House members voted.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes