SECTION 1. Chapter 25C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new section:-
Section 9. (a) Subject to federal law and regulation, no provider of telephone, cellular telephone, television, internet, energy, or water services shall impose a fee for termination or early cancellation of a service contract in the event the customer has deceased before the end of such contract.
(b) Every violation of this section shall be punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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