Connecticut Seal

House Bill No. 6292

Public Act No. 03-214

AN ACT ENSURING THE SAFETY OF VACANT BUILDINGS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2003) If an owner of a building or portion of a building that has been unoccupied and disconnected from the electric distribution system for a period of six months or longer wishes to resume delivery of electricity to such building or portion of such building, the owner shall contract with an electrician licensed pursuant to chapter 393 of the general statutes, at the expense of the owner of such building, to inspect the electric conductors and equipment up to and including the main device to disconnect electric power to such building. The electrician shall provide written notice to the electric distribution company, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, authorized to provide electric distribution services to the service area in which such building is located that such equipment is electrically safe and does not constitute a public safety hazard. Upon receipt of the written notice, the electric distribution company shall promptly resume delivery of electricity to such building or portion of such building.

Approved July 9, 2003