ASSEMBLY, No. 909

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2010 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† UPENDRA J. CHIVUKULA

District 17 (Middlesex and Somerset)

Assemblywoman† AMY H. HANDLIN

District 13 (Middlesex and Monmouth)

Assemblyman† GORDON M. JOHNSON

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblywoman† ANNETTE QUIJANO

District 20 (Union)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman Rodriguez, Assemblymen Ramos, Conaway, Gusciora, Conners and Senator Beach

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Authorizes companies under BPU jurisdiction to bill customers electronically upon customers' request.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As reported by the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee with technical review.

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An Act concerning certain billing practices of companies under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities and supplementing Title 48 of the Revised Statutes.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† Any company under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities that periodically bills its customers may, upon the request of a customer:

†††† a.†††† offer each customer the ability to receive or access, in electronic format, any periodic bill for service sent by the company to its customers and any additional information sent by the company to its customers as required by law, provided that any notice of disconnection, discontinuance or termination of service shall be sent to a customer in written form to a customerís legal mailing address in addition to being sent or being made available in electronic format; and

†††† b.††† provide the customer of such company the option of paying any such periodic bill via electronic means.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect on the 180th day after the date of enactment, but the Board of Public Utilities may take such anticipatory administrative action in advance thereof as shall be necessary for the implementation of this act.