TRENTON, N.J. – Lawmakers representing the 40th Legislative District have been carrying the torch to hold energy companies responsible for not being adequately prepared for widespread power outages.
The Assembly Telecommunications Committee unanimously passed a bill (A108) sponsored by Assemblymen Christopher P. DePhillips and Kevin J. Rooney in October 2018, but it hasn’t moved since. Sen. Kristin Corrado has sponsored a similar bill in the state Senate.
The three legislators released a joint statement calling for their bill to become law to hold energy companies accountable and improve service to the public.
“Once again power companies like Orange and Rockland have failed to prepare and respond to a storm with adequate resources. Thousands of people are literally left in the dark because of the inability of our insufficiently accountable utility companies. We sponsor a bill that would give municipalities the right to revoke a company’s license if it cannot provide safe and reliable services to ratepayers.”