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  • NJ A206
  • Requires retirement subdivision and retirement community to install electrical generator to provide electricity to common use area to be used as shelter in case of emergency.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill creates a standard under the State Uniform Construction Code for an existing retirement subdivision or community as defined under the "Retirement Community Full Disclosure Act," P.L.1969, c.215 (C.45:22A-1 et seq.) to be retro-fitted with a standby emergency power generator to provide electricity to a common use area, such as a community room or clubhouse, to be used as a shelter in case of emergency. Any standby emergency power generator installed pursuant to the provisions of this bill must have a minimum run capacity of 14 consecutive days, a load capacity capable of sustaining a heating unit and basic electrical necessities, and be operated in compliance with requirements for such generators in accordance with regulations adopted by the Department of Community Affairs. This bill also requires that newly-constructed retirement subdivisions and communities be equipped with standby emergency power generators for the same purpose. The bill directs that the standby emergency power generator comport with the regulations of the Department of Environmental Protection concerning air pollution, be tested regularly, and operated only when necessary to provide power to a common use area when used as a shelter in case of an emergency in order to protect the general health and welfare of the subdivision or community residents which would otherwise be under substantial risk in a continued power outage. The sponsor of this bill envisions potential sources of funding for purposes of retro-fitting existing retirement subdivisions and communities to come from, among other sources, the Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") and the Board of Public Utilities.
Homeland Security and State Preparedness
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
None specified