Hochul Signs Emergency Home Heating Legislation

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WENY) — Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill to allow homeowners to keep the heat on during severe weather emergencies.

The bill allows a customer, who is running low on propane, to purchase liquid petroleum gas from any temporary emergency supplier. The governor’s office says customers will not be charged additional money for the gas.

“Just as we saw during November’s historic snowstorm, when New Yorkers are prepared, we can handle any challenge that comes our way,” Governor Hochul said. “By signing this legislation, we are bolstering our storm and winter preparedness efforts and ensuring New Yorkers can stay warm throughout the winter and remain safe during any future extreme weather events.”

The bill is the latest effort from Hochul to help homeowners heat their homes during the cold winter months.

At the start of November, Governor Hochul announced that eligible households can receive up to $976 in heating assistance this winter through the Home Energy Assistance Program.


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