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  • NJ A517
  • Requires certain public utilities to notify an appropriate law enforcement officer of service shutoffs to residential customers under certain circumstances.
In Committee
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill broadens the class of residential utility customers for whom notification to law enforcement agencies must be given of any safety-related service discontinuance. Current law requires a gas, electric or water public utility to give written or verbal notice to the chief law enforcement officer or Superintendent of Police serving the municipality in which the premises of a multi-family housing unit customer are located within 12 hours after the utility discontinues gas, electric or water service to the premises for safety related purposes. The requirement for such notice is waived if the utility fully restores service to the customer within 12 hours after the discontinuance. The notice required shall include the name of the customer and the address of the premises where service was discontinued, provided that such information is available to the utility. Under this bill, the notification requirement would apply to the discontinuance of service to any residential customer, and not just to those in multi-family housing units.
Telecommunications and Utilities
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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