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Require Electric Options In Home Warranties

Concerning mandatory provisions in home warranty service contracts, and, in connection therewith, requiring a home warranty service contract to include terms allowing a homeowner to replace any of certain gas-fueled devices with a device that operates on electricity.
2023 Regular Session
Bill Summary

The bill requires that, on and after January 1, 2024, every home warranty service contract that provides coverage for the replacement of any of certain gas-fueled appliances must include terms:

  • Allowing the homeowner to replace the gas-fueled appliance with a similar device of the homeowner's choosing that operates on electricity rather than gas. A home warranty service contract may require a homeowner to pay any additional cost to replace a gas-fueled appliance with an appliance that has a retail cost that exceeds the cost of replacing the gas-fueled appliance with another gas-fueled appliance under the terms of the home warranty service contract.
  • Describing minimum efficiency and performance standards for each gas-fueled appliance and for electric replacements; and Providing that the home warranty service company is required to provide a replacement appliance that satisfies statutory efficiency requirements.
  • Allowing the homeowner to receive an equivalent cash value of a gas-fueled appliance in lieu of a replacement appliance.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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