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Map of Disconnection Moratoria

The map below was developed to reflect actions taken by states through orders, directives, legislation, etc. Please note the regulatory authority of a commission varies by state. In most states, utility commissions do not have regulatory authority over cooperative and/or municipal utilities. The effective moratorium duration varies by state. Please examine the individual orders, directives, legislation, etc. below for additional details and check back weekly for updates.

State Moratorium on Disconnections
Type Date Issued Electricity Gas Water Telecom
Alabama Coordination with Utilities Mar-17 x x    
Alaska Legislation Mar-28 x x x x
American Samoa            
Arizona
Coordination with Utilities
Mar-26 x   x  
Arkansas Voluntary Mar-23 x x   x
California Order / Directive Mar-16 x x x x
Colorado State Request Mar-23 x x x  
Connecticut Order / Directive Mar-12 x x x  
Delaware
Voluntary for Some Utilities
Mar-23
x x x  
District of Columbia Order / Directive Mar-17 x x x x
Florida Coordination with Utilities Mar-19 x x x  
Georgia Coordination with Utilities Mar-24 x x x x
Guam            
Hawaii
Order / Directive
May-04 x x x x
Idaho
Voluntary for Some Utilities
Mar-18
x      
Illinois Order / Directive Mar-13 x x x  
Indiana Order / Directive Mar-19 x x x x
Iowa Order / Directive Mar-27 x x x  
Kansas Order / Directive Mar-16 x x x x
Kentucky Order / Directive Mar-17 x x x x
Louisiana Order / Directive Mar-13 x x x x
Maine Order / Directive Mar-16 x x x x
Maryland Order / Directive Mar-16 x x x x
Massachusetts Order / Directive Mar-24 x x x  
Michigan Order for water  only; voluntary for other utilities Mar-28 x x x x
Minnesota State Request / Coordination with Utilities Mar-27 x x   x
Mississippi Order / Directive Mar-15 x x x  
Missouri Voluntary Mar-21 x x x  
Montana Order / Directive Mar-30 x x x x
Nebraska Voluntary / Coordination with Utilities Mar-19       x
Nevada Voluntary / Coordination with Utilities Mar-20 x x x x
New Hampshire Order / Directive Mar-31 x x x x
New Jersey Voluntary Mar-13 x x x x
New Mexico
Voluntary
Mar-26
x      
New York Governor Directive Mar-13 x x x  
North Carolina Order / Directive Mar-19 x x x  
North Dakota
Voluntary for Some Utilities
Mar-15
x x x x
Northern Mariana Islands
Offers Deferred Payments
Mar-27
x x x  
Ohio Directive to Seek Approval to Suspend Disconnections Mar-12 x x x x
Oklahoma Voluntary / Coordination with Utilities Mar-16 x x x x
Oregon Voluntary / Coordination with Utilities Mar-17 x x x x
Pennsylvania Order / Directive Mar-26 x x x  
Puerto Rico
Legislative Act
Apr-09 x x x  
Rhode Island Order / Directive Mar-17 x x x  
South Carolina Voluntary / Governor Request Mar-14 x   x  
South Dakota
Voluntary for Some Utilities
         
Tennessee Order / Directive Mar-31 x x x  
Texas Order / Directive Mar-26 x   x  
US Virgin Islands
Commitment
Mar-28
x   x  
Utah
Voluntary for Some Utilities
Mar-18
x x x  
Vermont Order / Directive Mar-18 x x   x
Virginia Order / Directive Mar-16 x x x  
Washington Coordination with Utilities Mar-18 x x x  
West Virginia State Request Mar-17 x x x x
Wisconsin Order / Directive Mar-13 x x x  
Wyoming Voluntary (Order authorizes moratorium on disconnections) Mar-26 x x x x