Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities

The Telecommunications and Utilities Committee is responsible for monitoring all segments of the telecommunications and utilities industry in New Jersey. The panel oversees issues affecting cable television, the Internet, public utilities, telecommunications technologies, and the energy industry.
Democratic Research Aide:  Ben A. Graziano   
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Benson, Houghtaling & Moriarty Bill to Increase Penalties for Slamming Practices Now Law

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Eric Houghtaling, and Paul Moriarty to strengthen state law against energy "slamming" practices was signed into law today by the Governor.
Energy "slamming" is a practice that involves changing consumers' electric power or gas supplier without their knowledge or consent.

"Changing consumers' electric power or gas supplier without their knowledge or consent is unacceptable," said Benson (D- Mercer/Middlesex). "Residents should always be kept informed when any change on their energy bill takes place, especially if it results in a higher monthly payment. Raising penalties is a deterrent for these types of unfair, unscrupulous practices."

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