Prohibits a broadband provider or a public utility from charging (i) a residential customer a late payment fee or similar penalty that exceeds the lesser of 2.5 percent of the balance due or $5 or (ii) any interest on a residential customer's outstanding balance. The bill provides that "public utility" includes utilities that are not subject to the jurisdiction of the SCC and that provide electric, gas, or water or wastewater service in the Commonwealth.
1/12/22 Referred to Commerce and Energy
1/31/22 Assigned Subc: Subc #2
2/8/22 Stricken from docket by Public Safety (22-Y 0-N)