senate Bill S4081A

Amended

Repeals subdivision 6 of section 18-a of the public service law, relating to a temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 16 / Mar / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 29 / Mar / 2011
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 29 / Mar / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 4081A
  • 24 / May / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Jun / 2011
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Jun / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 4081B
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Summary

Relates to the repeal of certain provisions relating to a temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment; reduces the total amount that can be charged from one percent to one-third of one percent.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1202A
Versions:
S4081
S4081A
S4081B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld ยง18-a sub 6, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S6132, A9098

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Nay
4
aye with reservations
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absent
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excused
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BILL NUMBER:S4081A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to repeal certain provisions of the public service law relating to
a temporary state energy and
utility service conservation assessment

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To repeal subdivision 6 of section
18-a of the Public Service Law which establishes a "utility service
conservation assessment" on specified utility entities of 2% of gross
intrastate revenues, and a 1% of gross intrastate revenues for Long
Island Power Authority.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Repeals subdivision 6 of section 18-a of the Public Service Law

JUSTIFICATION:
The Service Conservation Assessment is a fee placed on
utility companies including municipally owned utilities of 2 percent.
The tax creates a condition requiring utility companies to raise more
revenue to cover the assessment fee. Utility company's financial
resources are strained and to raise the mandated fee they have placed
the surcharge directly on customer's utility bills. The assessment
fees are scheduled to be deposited directly into the state's general
fund and only a portion will be passed on to the Public Service
Commission within each budget season. This legislation would provide
a direct savings to utility consumers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 - S.6132/A.9098 -- ENERGY/Corporations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Consumers will save money from this unnecessary
tax. A $520 million loss of projected revenue to the State's General
Fund over the next 5 years by repealing the utility service
conservation assessment.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4081--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ,
  SALAND -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications -- commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to repeal certain provisions of the public service  law  relating
  to  a  temporary state energy and utility service conservation assess-
  ment

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Subdivision 6 of section 18-a of the public service law is
REPEALED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02533-02-1

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