Bill Addressing Propane Industry Complaints Moves Through Legislature

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(Host) The Vermont House has advanced legislation aimed at addressing consumer complaints about propane companies.

Lawmakers introduced the bill after learning that some propane dealers had billed customers for a variety of charges, including a fee for using a minimum amount of fuel.

West Glover Democrat Sam Young explained the bill.

(Young) "H 85 improves competition in the marketplace by eliminating minimum consumption fees, eliminating termination fees for people that have had their tanks for 12 months or more, requiring propane dealers to sell propane to a consumer who owns their tank and also meets required safety checks."

(Host) Attorney General Bill Sorrell supports the bill as a way to rein in some of the practices by propane companies.



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