By Alexandria Osborne
Washington State Journal 

Proposal aims at keeping people alive during extreme heat


Last updated 3/8/2023 at 11:10am

Legislation prohibiting involuntary termination of electric or water services during extreme hot weather was approved by the state House of Representatives 64-31.

Current law prohibits utilities from terminating heat utility services between Nov. 15 and March 15 if a resident follows certain steps, including agreement to a payment plan. 

House Bill 1329, by Rep. Sharlett Mena, D-Tacoma, would...

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