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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6008

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 1001

 

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Referred to Committee on PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. BARAM, 15th Dist.

REP. SLAP, 19th Dist.

SEN. BYE, 5th Dist.

 

AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION TO ADD A CONSUMER ADVOCATE BOARD MEMBER.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

To amend the charter of the Metropolitan District Commission to include a nonvoting member on the board of directors, who shall serve as a consumer advocate to provide information to the public, including the residents of said district. The member shall have all of the rights and privileges of any other Metropolitan District Commission board member, except for the right to vote. The member shall be the Consumer Counsel from the Office of Consumer Counsel, or its designee. The member shall submit a report to the legislative committees of cognizance, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health not less than once every two years, summarizing his or her recommendations and activities as they relate to his or her involvement as a member of the board of directors.

Statement of Purpose:

To provide the public information in a timely manner about policies, ordinances, agenda, motions and votes, hearings, and other substantive information dealing with water and sewer management and operations of the Metropolitan District Commission so that the public and municipal officials are aware of matters impacting their towns and fellow residents.