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Hogan extends order prohibiting utility shutoffs, late fee charges through August 1

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has extended the emergency order prohibiting utility providers from shutting off or charging late fees for residential services, including electricity, water, phone, and internet through August 1.

The emergency order states that no electric, gas, sewage disposal, telegraph, telephone, water, or cable television company, or internet service provider, or any company providing a combination of services can terminate the service of a customer if the service is used in a dwelling unit or residence.

Additionally, the order says a residential service company cannot bill or collect, on an account that provides service to a dwelling unit or residence, any fee or charge imposed for a late or untimely payment that becomes due from the date of the order.

RELATED: Governor's emergency orders protect residents from losing homes, residential services

Hogan signed the emergency order in March during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To read the full governor's order, click here

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