(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Burzichelli, Daniel R. Benson, Celeste Riley, Paul Moriarty and Marlene Caride to make it easier for New Jersey consumers to find electric bill savings received final legislative approval 36-0 by the full Senate on Thursday.
The bill (A-2132) authorizes the Board of Public Utilities to promulgate regulations having electricity providers provide information so customers can compare prices and services.
“We want to arm New Jersey consumers with adequate and accurate price comparison information that will enable them to make informed choices when it comes to purchasing electricity,” said Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “Every dollar counts, especially these days, so we should be doing what we can to help consumers save.”
“Any electrical customer in New Jersey is eligible to shop around for an electric energy supplier, but this can become a daunting and complicated task,” said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex). “Making it easier for consumers to comparison shop and save money is the sensible thing to do.”
“Let’s make it easier for consumers to save money,” said Riley (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “An easy-to-use web site detailing price comparison information can lead to immediate savings but maybe even more savings down the road by enticing competition.”
“Anything to help consumers save money is a good thing,” said Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden). “We know this program can work, so let’s get it done.”
“This is a proven concept that can go a long way toward saving money for consumers,” said Caride (D-Bergen/Passaic). “We should always be looking to make it easier for consumers to save money.”