Montgomery County Delegation
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MC/PG 106-15 WITHDRAWN - Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission – Independent Review Board – Refunds
Requested by Senator Feldman
Synopsis For the purpose of limiting the conditions under which a person may file a written claim with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission for a refund of the amount that exceeds the amount that is properly and legally payable; establishing an Independent Review Board to investigate and arbitrate certain billing disputes between the Commission and customers in the Washington Suburban Sanitary District; providing for the membership, terms, duties, and staffing of the Board; providing for the designation of a chair; prohibiting a member of the Board from receiving certain compensation, but authorizing the reimbursement of certain expenses; authorizing a person to file a written claim with the Board for a certain refund of the amount of a certain fee or charge the person paid to the Commission that exceeds the amount that is properly and legally payable if the person contends that the fee or charge is at least a certain percentage higher than an average bill; authorizing a certain new owner of property to file a claim for refund under certain circumstances; requiring the Board to investigate the merits of a certain claim and arbitrate the claim between the Commission and the claimant; requiring the Board to hold a hearing on the claim under certain circumstances; authorizing the Board to order the Commission to refund a certain amount to a claimant under certain circumstances; providing that a certain claim shall be disallowed unless it is filed within a certain time period; requiring the Commission to pay certain interest on an amount refunded under certain circumstances; providing that the failure of the Board to reach a final decision on a certain claim within a certain time period shall be deemed a final rejection of the claim; authorizing a petition for judicial review to be filed within a certain time after the date of final action by the Board under certain circumstances; specifying the terms of the initial members of the Board; defining certain terms; and generally relating to refunds of excess amounts of certain fees and charges paid to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
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Bill History This bill will be acted on in the Montgomery County Delegation first.
Local Action House - Montgomery County Delegation:

12/8/14 - Montgomery County House Delegation Bi-County Bill Hearing - 3rd Floor Hearing Room, Stella Werner Council Office Building, Rockville

7:00 p.m.

  1/9/15 - Assigned to the Metro Washington Area Committee
  1/20/15 - Metro Washington Area Committee Meeting - AGENDA - Hold
  1/26/15 - Metro Washington Area Committee Meeting - AGENDA - Hold
  2/2/15 - Metro Washington Area Committee meeting scheduled for this date has been cancelled.
  2/9/15 - Metro Washington Area Committee Meeting - AGENDA - Unfavorable (6-1) - Voting list
  2/12/15 - WITHDRAWN
   
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