Bill Text: NJ A4643 | 2020-2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires public utility to provide daily updates to municipalities concerning public utility service work.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-09-14 - Introduced, Referred to Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee [A4643 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2020-A4643-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY, No. 4643

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  LISA SWAIN

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires public utility to provide daily updates to municipalities concerning public utility service work.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning certain public utility service work updates and supplementing Title 48 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  From the start date until the end date of public utility service work within the boundaries of a municipality, including public utility service work in response to an emergency, a public utility shall provide to the mayor and municipal clerk, or an authorized designee, of the affected municipality daily updates, in a form and manner determined by the board, concerning the status of the public utility service work.

     b.    The board shall, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), adopt rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of this section, including rules and regulations concerning daily update requirements for public utility service work in response to an emergency that affects the electric public utility service to any municipal building. 

     c.     As used in this section:

     "Board" means the Board of Public Utilities or any successor agency.

     "Emergency" means any condition constituting a clear and present danger to life, health, or property caused by a sudden natural or man-made disaster or related event.

     "Public utility" shall have the same meaning as provided in R.S.48:2-13.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires that from the start date until the end date of public utility service work within the boundaries of a municipality, including public utility service work in response to an emergency, a public utility is to provide to the mayor and municipal clerk, or an authorized designee, of the affected municipality daily updates, in a form and manner determined by the Board of Public Utilities, concerning the status of the public utility service work.

     The board is to adopt rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of this bill, including rules and regulations concerning daily update requirements for public utility service work in response to an emergency that affects the electric public utility service  to any municipal building. "Emergency" and "public utility" are defined in the bill.

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