Substitute House Bill No. 5294

Public Act No. 99-29

An Act Concerning the Supplying of Electricity to Veterans' Organizations.

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

(NEW) Each electric company, as defined in section 16-1 of the general statutes, each municipal electric utility established under chapter 101 of the general statutes and each electric utility owned, leased, maintained, operated, managed or controlled by any unit of local government under any general statute or special act shall, upon request, provide electricity and each electric distribution company, as defined in said section 16-1, shall, upon request, provide electric distribution services, as defined in said section 16-1, to military veterans' posts and organizations that are exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, at the lesser of the residential or commercial rate for the service territory in which the facility is located, provided such rates are not inconsistent with said chapter 101 or any municipal charter or ordinance adopted pursuant thereto, or with any such special act.

Approved May 27, 1999