TWO DAYS LEFT IN THE 2021 GENERAL ASSEMBLY REGULAR SESSION!
Please email today and call Monday morning and ask Kentucky Representatives and Senators to "Let the veto of HB 272 stand."
Take a minute to give yourself a hand, because you've done GREAT so far. Your calls and emails helped convince the Governor to VETO House Bill 272.
This bill would:
- Would allow city-owned water, gas, and electric utilities to impose late fees and to cut off customers even in declared emergencies, including natural disasters and pandemics.
- Would allow water districts to impose 10% late fees and prohibit the Public Service Commission from disallowing those fees even in emergencies; and
On March 23rd, Governor Andy Beshear heard your voices and vetoed HB 272.
is the link to his Veto Statement, in which he noted that the bill is unconstitutional and that it
"puts Kentuckian's lives at risk by attempting to prevent them from being able to be healthy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic by disconnecting utilities for nonpayment of bills or late fees and penalties."
The General Assembly will consider, on March 29th and 30th, whether to vote to override this veto among several others.
Please email your state Senator and Representative today and also call 1-800-372-7181 Monday morning and leave a message for all
legislators to "Allow the veto on HB 272 to stand. Don't support city utility cutoffs during floods, ice storms, pandemics, and other declared emergencies."
Your State Representative and Senators emails can be found here
If you don't know who is your legislator you can find out here
Also, please email
- House Speaker David Osborne
- House Floor Leader Steven Rudy
- Senate President Robert Stivers
- Senate Floor Leader Damon Thayer
Ask them to "please let the veto on HB 272 stand."
These State Representatives and State Senators were not sent to Frankfort to insure that city-owned utilities could cut off your gas, electric, or water service during emergencies.
PLEASE ACT TODAY AND TOMORROW!
And please contact your friends and neighbors and ask them to make the calls and write the emails tomorrow as well.