OLR Bill Analysis

SB 772

AN ACT REQUIRING EMERGENCY GENERATORS IN CERTAIN HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY.

SUMMARY

This bill requires each public housing project with 100 or more units for the elderly to install and maintain at least one emergency power generator. The generator must be capable of providing a minimum of four to 12 hours of sufficient electrical power to each unit for heating, water, lighting, and any other critical mechanical equipment (the bill does not define this term).

The bill defines a “public housing project” as a state subsidized housing project operated by a housing authority, nonprofit corporation, municipal developer, or the Connecticut Housing Authority.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017

COMMITTEE ACTION

Aging Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

13

Nay

0

(02/21/2017)