SB 721 Modifies the Cold Weather Rule by extending the forecast period during which service may not be disconnected if the temperature is predicted to fall below 32 degrees
Sponsor: Coleman
LR Number: 3058S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Commerce, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 1/10/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Commerce, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page: S72
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Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 721 - Under current regulations promulgated by the Public Service Commission that establish the Cold Weather Rule, gas and electric service may not be discontinued to residential customers on any day when the National Weather local forecast between certain hours predicts that the temperature will drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit during the following 24 hours.

This act extends the forecast prediction period of time from 24 hours to 72 hours.

This act is similar to SB 567 (2007).

ERIKA JAQUES