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Proposal aims at keeping people alive during extreme heat

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 prohi...


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