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2019 Senate Bill 242: Revise sanctions for tampering with water meter
Introduced by Sen. Jeff Irwin D-Ann Arbor on March 21, 2019
To revise sanctions for tampering with a water utility line in order to avoid water being shut off for not paying bills. The bill would replace criminal sanctions for a violator who claims he or she couldn’t afford to pay, with civil penalties that could include 100 hours of “community service” for a first offense a $500 fine for a second offense, plus a criminal misdemeanor charge for a third violation.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on March 21, 2019