PA 17-62—SB 772

Aging Committee

AN ACT REQUIRING EMERGENCY GENERATORS IN CERTAIN HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY

SUMMARY This act requires each privately owned, multifamily housing project in a municipality with a population between 130,000 and 134,999 to install and maintain at least one emergency power generator. The generator must be capable of providing at least four hours of sufficient electrical power to each (1) unit for heating, water, lighting, and critical medical equipment and (2) passenger elevator.

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017