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File #: 18-0307    Version: 0 Name: Water Accountability and Equity Act
Type: Ordinance Status: 2nd Reading
File created: 12/3/2018 In control: Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Water Accountability and Equity Act For the purpose of increasing the availability or affordability of basic water and wastewater service to low-income consumers and assuring a fair process for all consumers before the City exercises its authority to cut off water services, impose liens, or take similar action; establishing for these purposes a Water-for-All Discount Program, an Office of Water-Customer Advocacy and Appeals, and a Committee for Office Oversight; establishing the eligibility requirements for the Water-for-All Discount Program and its grant of an annual billing credit, and providing for the credit’s administration, computation, distribution, and recertification requirements and for the effect of midyear ineligibility, program arrears, and related matters; excepting recipients in the Water-for-All Discount Program from certain penalties imposed on certain delinquent service charges; providing for the operational independence of the Office of Water-Customer Advocacy and Ap...
Sponsors: President Young, Bill Henry, Robert Stokes, Sr., Brandon M. Scott, Eric T. Costello, Kristerfer Burnett, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Zeke Cohen, Shannon Sneed, Sharon Green Middleton, John T. Bullock, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Mary Pat Clarke, Ryan Dorsey, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Equity, Water Accountability
Attachments: 1. 18-0307~1st Reader, 2. Health 18-0307, 3. Finance 18-0307, 4. MOHS 18-0307, 5. DPW 18-0307, 6. Law 18-0307, 7. HCD 18-0307
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
10/28/20190 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/20190 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/19/20190 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/25/20190 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/17/20190 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/16/20190 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/15/20190 Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/20180 City Council President Refer to Inspector General  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/20180 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/20180 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Public Works  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/20180 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Health  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/20180 City Council President Refer to Mayor's Office of Human Services  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/20180 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/6/20180 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/3/20180 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/3/20180 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available

Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: President Young

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Water Accountability and Equity Act
For the purpose of increasing the availability or affordability of basic water and wastewater service to low-income consumers and assuring a fair process for all consumers before the City exercises its authority to cut off water services, impose liens, or take similar action; establishing for these purposes a Water-for-All Discount Program, an Office of Water-Customer Advocacy and Appeals, and a Committee for Office Oversight; establishing the eligibility requirements for the Water-for-All Discount Program and its grant of an annual billing credit, and providing for the credit’s administration, computation, distribution, and recertification requirements and for the effect of midyear ineligibility, program arrears, and related matters; excepting recipients in the Water-for-All Discount Program from certain penalties imposed on certain delinquent service charges; providing for the operational independence of the Office of Water-Customer Advocacy and Appeals as a neutral intermediary authorized to conduct problem-solving investigations of water and wastewater billing and related disputes and authorized, subject to certain limitations and the right to seek administrative and judicial appeals, to implement solutions to those disputes; specifying the personnel of the Office of Water-Cus...

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