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  • NJ A1641
  • Requires electric public utilities to provide priority power restoration to certain medical facilities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(9/26/2016)
Crossed Over
(9/15/2016)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Board of Public Utilities (board) to adopt rules and regulations requiring an electric public utility (utility) to provide priority power restoration following an extended power outage to: 1) hospitals; 2) nursing homes; 3) assisted living facilities; 4) chronic or acute renal dialysis facilities; and 5) clinical or research laboratories or institutes that store human blood, other human tissue, or human DNA. Any priority power restoration efforts to the above facilities are not to divert efforts to restore power where needed to otherwise maintain overall public safety. The bill requires the board to allow a utility to exercise its discretion to prioritize power restoration to any of the above facilities after an extended power outage in accordance with the facilities' needs and with the characteristics of the geographic area in which power is to be restored.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Economic Growth, Homeland Security and State Preparedness, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee  (on 9/26/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
9/26/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Economic Growth Committee
9/15/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (76-0-0)
5/19/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
5/19/2016 Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Hearing (14:00 5/19/2016 Committee Room 12, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 9/15/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 76 0 4
Detail 5/19/2016 Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee: Reported Favorably 6 0 0