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SF 2775

4th Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - 4th Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to utilities; requiring notice to city when customer's heat source
disconnected; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 13.681, by adding a
subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216B.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 13.681, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Utility disconnection. new text end

new text begin Utility data on disconnections provided to cities
under section 216B.0976 shall be treated as private data on individuals or nonpublic data.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [216B.0976] NOTICE TO CITIES OF UTILITY DISCONNECTION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Notice required. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding section 13.685 or any other law
or administrative rule to the contrary, a public utility, cooperative electric association,
or municipal utility must provide notice to a statutory city or home rule charter city,
as prescribed by this section, of disconnection of a customer's gas or electric service.
Upon written request from a city, on October 15 and November 1 of each year, or the
next business day if that date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, a report must be made
available to the city of the address of properties currently disconnected and the date of
the disconnection. Upon written request from a city, between October 15 and April 15,
daily reports must be made available of the address and date of any newly disconnected
properties.
new text end

new text begin A city provided notice under this section must provide the information on
disconnection to the police and fire departments of the city within three business days
of receipt of the notice.
new text end

new text begin For the purpose of this section, "disconnection" means a cessation of services
initiated by the public utility, cooperative electric association, or municipal utility that
affects the primary heat source of a residence and service is not reconnected within 24
hours.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Data. new text end

new text begin Data on customers that are provided to cities under subdivision 1 are
private data on individuals or nonpublic data, as defined in section 13.02.
new text end