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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 772

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 3446

 

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Referred to Committee on AGING

 

Introduced by:

 

(AGE)

 

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

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2017) Any public housing project consisting of not less than one hundred units for elderly persons shall install and maintain one or more emergency power generators capable of providing a minimum of four to twelve hours of sufficient electrical power to each unit for heating, water, lighting and any other critical mechanical equipment. For purposes of this section, "public housing project" means dwelling accommodations operated as a state subsidized housing project by a housing authority, nonprofit corporation or municipal developer, as defined in section 8-39 of the general statutes, pursuant to chapter 128 of the general statutes or by the Connecticut Housing Authority pursuant to chapter 129 of the general statutes.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2017

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To ensure that elderly persons have sufficient backup power in emergencies.

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