Who else ready to #StopPayingBills? Here is the "Gas Service" section of the Utilities Act talking about termination of service: "(1) PROCEDURES FOR TERMINATION or NATURAL GAS SERVICE.—No gas utility may terminate natural gas service to any gas consumer except pursuant to procedures described in section 304(a). (2) ADVERTISING.—No gas utility may recover from any person other than the shareholders (or other owners) of such utility any direct or indirect expenditure by such utility for promotional or political advertising as defined in section 304(b). SEC. 304. SPECIAL RULES FOR STANDARDS. 15 USC 3204. (a) PROCEDURES FOR TERMINATION OF GAS SERVICE.—The procedures for termination of service referred to in section 303(b) (1) are procedures prescribed by the State regulatory authority (with respect to gas utilities for which it has ratemaking authority) or the nonregulated gas utility which provide that— (1) no gas service to a gas consumer may be terminated unless reasonable prior notice (including notice of rights and remedies) is given to such consumer and such consumer has a reasonable opportunity to dispute the reasons for such termination, and (2) during any period when termination of service to a gas consumer would be especially dangerous to health, as determined by the State regulatory authority (with respect to each gas utility for which it has ratemaking authority) or nonregulated gas utility, and such consumer establishes that— **(A) he is unable to pay for such service in accordance with the requirements of the utility's billing**, or (B) he is able to pay for such service but only in installments, such service may not be terminated. ** One is unable to 'pay' when one is the actual creditor and has no such obligation to pay therefore, 'termination of service would be especially dangerous to health'!** "RCW 59.18.020 *Rights and remedies*—Obligation of good faith imposed. Every duty under this chapter and every act which must be performed as a condition precedent to the exercise of a right or remedy under this chapter imposes an obligation of good faith in its performance or enforcement."
Posted by MalikaDulce at 2020-09-25 22:08:33 UTC