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Substitute House Bill No. 5542

Public Act No. 02-17

AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRICAL SERVICE AT MARINAS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 16-19ff of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2002):

(a) Notwithstanding any provisions of the general statutes to the contrary, each electric company or electric distribution company shall allow the installation of submeters at a recreational campground, individual slips at marinas for metering the electric use by individual boat owners or in any other location as approved by the department and shall provide electricity to such campground at a rate no greater than the residential rate for the service territory in which the campground or marina is located, provided nothing in this section shall permit the installation of submeters for nonresidential use including, but not limited to, general outdoor lighting marina operations, repair facilities, restaurants or other retail recreational facilities. Service to nonresidential facilities shall be separately metered and billed at the appropriate rate.

(b) The Department of Public Utility Control shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the purposes of this section. Such regulations shall: (1) Require a submetered customer to pay only his portion of the energy consumed, which cost shall not exceed the amount paid by the owner of the main meter for such energy; (2) establish standards for the safe and proper installation of submeters; (3) require that the ultimate services delivered to a submetered customer are consistent with any service requirements imposed upon the company; (4) establish standards for the locations of submeters and may adopt any other provisions the department deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this section and section 16-19ee.

Approved April 30, 2002