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RESOLUTION AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

JOINT HOUSE RESOLUTION

State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint House Resolution


J.R.H.  68

Joint resolution requesting that all financial institutions, insurance companies, health care facilities, public service board regulated utilities, and public water systems refrain temporarily from increasing any consumer costs

Offered by:  Representatives Obuchowski of Rockingham and Botzow of Pownal

Whereas, in the last six months, Vermonters have experienced a severe upturn in the price of essential commodities including fuel and food, and

Whereas, health care prices also continue to rise precipitously, and

Whereas, these cost increases are forcing Vermonters to choose between paying for gasoline to drive to work or putting food on the table, and

Whereas, if financial institutions, insurance companies, health care facilities, public service board regulated utilities—including electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, cable television, and private water companies—and the public water systems which are not under public service board jurisdiction would delay for the next 12 months any increase in the cost of their services for the consumer, it would greatly assist Vermonters’ ability to navigate through this difficult economic period, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the general assembly requests that financial institutions, insurance companies, health care facilities, public service board regulated utilities, and public water systems voluntarily delay until May 1, 2009, any increase in the cost of their services for the consumer, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be requested to post this resolution on the website of its corporations division.

    

 

____________________________              Attested to:

Gaye R. Symington

Speaker of the House

 

____________________________              ____________________________

Brian E. Dubie                                             Donald G. Milne

President of the Senate                               Clerk, House of Representatives

 



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