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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1587         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1655

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act requiring a plan for electrical service restoration in the event of a disruption.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

 

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Richard T. Moore

 

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1587        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1655

By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1655) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Bruce E. Tarr, Thomas M. Stanley, Richard T. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to require electrical service restoration in the event of a disruption.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act requiring a plan for electrical service restoration in the event of a disruption.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Section 129C of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after the first paragraph, the following paragraph:- 

              Whoever being engaged in the business of transmitting electricity shall draft and maintain a written plan detailing steps for restoring electrical service in the event of a loss of service due to some event, whether natural or man-made.  Each plan shall detail communications procedures for first responders who are or will potentially be faced with down power lines, displaced electrical devices or equipment, and similar emergent conditions that may compromise public safety.  Each such plan shall be approved in advance of implementation by the highest ranking fire protection personnel and applicable body in each municipality or subdivision in which electrical service is provided.  Both the entity subject to the plan and the municipality or subdivision shall keep a copy of the written plan on file.  Failure to maintain a plan shall be punished by a fine of not more than five-hundred dollars.

              SECTION 2.  Section 129C of of chapter 149, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting, after the words "Each violation", in line 20, the words:- "of any part".

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