The New Jersey Senate advanced legislation today sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would help individuals entering long-term care facilities cancel their cable, phone, and internet services without incurring early termination fees.
“I’m proud the Senate approved this bill today. Individuals who require medical attention at long-term care facilities shouldn't be burdened with the expense of early termination fees from their cable, phone, and internet providers," said Sen. Singer (R-30). "This legislation would eliminate these fees for individuals who, under no fault of their own, cannot physically use the services that they are paying for. This can help vulnerable seniors cancel their contracts without hassle so they can focus on their medical needs."
S-684 would require cable, phone, and internet companies to allow customers to terminate their service contracts without incurring an early termination fee following a physician's referral to a long-term care facility for a stay of at least 90 days.
To speak with Sen. Singer about this bill, please contact Jonathan Azzara in the SRO communications office at [email protected].