HB 1590 Landlord and tenant; submetering of water and sewer equipment in rented buildings.
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Summary as introduced:
Submetering of water and sewer equipment in rented buildings.  Clarifies that submetering equipment for water and sewer service may be used in commercial and residential buildings if clearly stated in the rental agreement or lease for the leased premises or dwelling unit.  Water and sewer submetering equipment measures the actual water or sewer usage in a dwelling unit or nonresidential unit when the equipment is not owned by the utility that provides service to the building.  With respect to water and sewer usage, landlords are currently authorized to use ratio billing systems, which do not measure actual usage.  Water and sewer submetering equipment will not be subject to regulation by the State Corporation Commission.

Full text:
12/10/04  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051186484  pdf
02/25/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1590ER)  pdf
03/28/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0278)  pdf

Status:
12/10/04  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051186484
12/10/04  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/05  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #1...
01/25/05  House: Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
01/26/05  House: Read first time
01/27/05  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/28/05  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/28/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)
01/28/05  House: Communicated to Senate
01/31/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/09/05  Senate: Reported from General Laws (14-Y 0-N)
02/11/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/11/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/14/05  Senate: Read third time
02/14/05  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/05  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1590ER)
02/25/05  House: Enrolled
02/25/05  House: Signed by Speaker
02/28/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/20/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 278 (effective 7/1/05)
03/28/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0278)