Proclamation encouraging utility providers to mitigate economic impact of COVID-19.

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On March 18, 2020, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed multiple proclamations as a result of the February 29, 2020 proclamation of a State of Emergency for all counties throughout the State of Washington and the worldwide spread of COVID-19 through the emergency powers under RCW 43.06.220. What follows is a summary of those proclamations and what that means for Washington residents:

Proclamation 20-23 – UTC – Ratepayer Assistance
Proclamation 20-23 encourages utility providers to take action to mitigate economic impacts of COVID-19 on customers including the following during the statewide emergency declaration:

  1. Acting to prevent disconnection of services due to non-payments;
  2. Waiving late payment fees; and
  3. Using payment plans to fulfill outstanding balances.
    For complete proclamation language visit the link:
    https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/20-23%20-%20COVID-19%20UTC%20Waivers%20%28tmp%29.pdf

If you have any questions or concerns about how these measures could affect you, please schedule a consultation with an attorney at Gravis Law, PLLC.Collapse Description…