(South Plainfield) – A bill sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan requiring public utilities to charge a veterans’ organization reduced residential rates for service delivered to a property that is primarily used by a veterans’ organization has been signed into law by Governor Murphy.

“Charging a veterans’ organization at residential rates for electricity is small thanks to those men and women who have given so much to our nation,” said Senator Diegnan (D-Middlesex). “This law is a way of saying we appreciate your service to our country. Many veterans’ organizations are struggling to keep up membership, keep up the maintenance of their posts and pay bills. This law will lighten that burden.”

The law requires a public utility to charge a veterans’ organization residential rates for service delivered to the property at which the veterans’ organization primarily operates. This would apply if the residential rate is lower than the commercial rate for service at that property.

The Governor signed the bill on August 10, 2018