OLR Bill Analysis

SB 772 (File 39, as amended by Senate "A")*

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

SUMMARY

This bill requires each privately owned, multifamily housing project in a municipality with a population of at least 130,000 but less than 135,000, 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 (1) unit for heating, water, lighting, and critical medical equipment and (2) passenger elevator.

The bill defines “privately owned, multifamily housing project” as real property that (1) consists of, or encompasses, a building at least 15 stories high with dwelling units whose occupancy is restricted by age and (2) is subject, wholly or partially, to a mortgage insured under the federal National Housing Act.

*Senate Amendment “A” replaces the underlying bill (File 39) and removes the provision requiring each public housing project with 100 or more units for the elderly to install and maintain at least one emergency power generator. It instead requires specified privately owned, multifamily housing projects to do so.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017

COMMITTEE ACTION

Aging Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

13

Nay

0

(02/21/2017)