senate Bill S2435

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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  • 17 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 29 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 29 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 2435A

Summary

Repeals 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:
A382A
Versions:
S2435
S2435A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §18-a sub 6, amd §18-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4081B, A1202A
2009-2010: S6132, A9098

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BILL NUMBER:S2435

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to
reducing the amount a utility can be assessed and to repeal certain
provisions of such 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 2011-2012 - S.4081-B -- ENERGY

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2435

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public service law, in relation to reducing the
  amount a utility can be assessed and to repeal certain  provisions  of
  such  law  relating  to  a  temporary state energy and utility service
  conservation assessment

  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. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 2 of  section  18-a  of  the  public
service  law,  as  amended  by section 2 of part NN of chapter 59 of the
laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  (g) The total amount which may be charged to any public utility compa-
ny under authority of this subdivision for any state fiscal  year  shall
not  exceed ONE-THIRD OF one per centum of such public utility company's
gross operating revenues derived from intrastate utility  operations  in
the last preceding calendar year, or other twelve month period as deter-
mined  by the chairman; provided, however, that no corporation or person
that is subject to the jurisdiction of the commission only with  respect
to  safety,  or  the  power authority of the state of New York, shall be
subject to the general assessment provided for under this subdivision.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00165-02-3

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