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Question of the Day: Power Outage Rebate Bill [Poll]

Should the legislature pass a bill forcing power companies to distribute rebates to those without power for an extended period of time?

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A local legislator has called for utility companies to take responsibility for extended outages.

State Rep. Daniel Winslow (R-Norfolk) has asked the House Rules Committee to take action on a power outage rebate bill. According to a release from Winslow's office, the bill would require rebates to customers who go without power for more than eight hours. The rebate would be for two days of their average bill for each day the customer is without power.

The bill, Winslow said, would incentivize preventative maintenance like tree removal. He said the efforts by utility companies have been inadequate.

See Rep. Winslow's interview with NECN here.

Should the legislature pass a bill forcing power companies to distribute rebates to those without power for an extended period of time? Answer our poll or in our comments section.

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