S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 27, 2011
Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to charges or fees
on volunteer ambulance corps and volunteer fire companies in certain
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a new section
116-a to read as follows:
S 116-A. CERTAIN VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS TO BE TREATED AS INDIVIDUAL
CUSTOMER; CERTAIN CASES. NO PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY SHALL CHARGE, IMPOSE
OR COLLECT FROM ANY VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS OR VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
ANY RATE, FEE OR CHARGE NOT OTHERWISE CHARGEABLE TO AN INDIVIDUAL RESI-
DENTIAL CUSTOMER FOR THE SAME OR SIMILAR SERVICE.
S 2. Section 66 of the public service law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 29 to read as follows:
29. NO REVENUE FORGONE BY AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION, AS A RESULT OF
SUBJECTING VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS AND VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES WITH
RATES OR CHARGES APPLICABLE TO DOMESTIC CONSUMERS PURSUANT TO SECTION
ONE HUNDRED SIXTEEN-A OF THIS CHAPTER, SHALL BE RECOVERED FROM CUSTOMERS
OF SUCH CORPORATION.
S 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.