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7820.5300 DETERMINATION OF DELINQUENCY.

Subpart 1.

Requirement.

A utility which chooses to impose a late payment charge on its customers shall use two measures for determining when a customer's bill is delinquent as follows in subparts 2 and 3.

Subp. 2.

Residential customer.

If a residential customer's bill payment is not received by the utility by the next scheduled billing date, which must be not less than 25 days from the current billing date, a late payment charge may be imposed. The current billing date must be no more than three working days before the date of mailing of the bill by the utility. The utility may print a due date on the bill which is not more than five days before the next scheduled billing date.

Subp. 3.

Nonresidential customer.

If a nonresidential customer's utility bill is not received by the utility within a grace period of not less than 15 days from the current billing date, a late payment charge may be imposed. The current billing date must be no more than three working days before the date of mailing of the bill by the utility.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 216A.05; 216B.03; 216B.23

History:

8 SR 2335

Published Electronically:

October 9, 2008