S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
AN ACT to require the public service commission to audit previously
approved utility submetering orders, compare usage before submetering
to usage after submetering orders were implemented, and prepare a
report concerning its findings
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The public service commission shall audit all utility
submetering orders approved by the public service commission during the
period of January 1, 2004 through the effective date of this act, and
shall specifically determine whether all applicable utility price caps
and tenant protection provisions have been complied with and compare the
rate and cost of utility usage before submetering to usage after imple-
mentation of submetering orders. This audit shall be completed within
twelve months following the effective date of these provisions.
S 2. Upon completion of the audit, the public service commission shall
make a report to the governor and the legislature of its findings,
conclusions and recommendations, and shall submit with such report such
legislative proposals as it deems necessary to implement its recommenda-
tions. This report shall be submitted no later than ninety days after
completion of the audit. No new submetering orders shall be approved
until the public service commission report is submitted to the governor
and the legislature.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.