senate Bill S2491

Requires utilities to charge not-for-profit organized sports programs for youth residential rates

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  • 17 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Summary

Requires gas and electric corporations to charge not-for-profit organized sports programs for youth residential rates for utilities.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4360
Versions:
S2491
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง76, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4441, A6930
2009-2010: S620, A5966
2007-2008: A9879

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BILL NUMBER:S2491

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to
utility rates charged to not-for-profit organized sports programs for
youth

PURPOSE: Requires utilities to charge not-for-profit organized sports
programs for youth residential rates.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Section 76 of the public service law, as amended by chapter
82 of the laws of 1998, is amended by including not-for-profit
organized sports programs for youth. Section 2. This act shall take
effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION Currently, not-for-profit organized sports programs for
youth are charged a "commercial" utility rate which is-applied to
"for-profit" entities. Since organized sports programs for youth are
"not-for-profit" entities, they should be afforded the same rate
treatment as religious organizations, community residences, and
domestic consumers which enjoy residential utility rates.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.4441 - Referred to Energy and
Telecommunications. 2011: S.4441- Referred to Energy and
Telecommunications. 2010: S.620- Referred to Energy/A.5966 - Referred
to Energy. 2009: S.620- Referred to Energy/A.5966 - Referred to
Energy. 2008: S.6745- Passed Senate/A.9879 - Referred to Energy.
2006: A.5896- Referred to Energy. 2005: A.5896- Referred to Energy.
2004: A.3970- Referred to Energy. 2003: A.3970- Referred to Energy.
2002: A.4795- Referred to Energy. 2001: A.4795- Referred to Energy.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after
it shall have become law.

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

                                  2491

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public service law, in relation to utility rates
  charged to not-for-profit organized sports programs for youth

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

  Section 1. Section 76 of the public service law, as amended by chapter
82 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows:
  S  76.  Rates  charged  veteran organizations, religious bodies [and],
community residences AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZED  SPORTS  PROGRAMS  FOR
YOUTH.   No gas corporation, electric corporation or municipality shall,
directly or indirectly, charge, demand, collect or receive from any post
or hall owned or leased by a not-for-profit corporation that is a veter-
ans' organization, or corporation or association organized and conducted
in good faith for religious purposes, including the  operation  by  such
corporation  or  association  of  a school, notwithstanding that secular
subjects are taught at such school, or from  a  community  residence  as
defined in subdivision twenty-eight, twenty-eight-a or twenty-eight-b of
section  1.03  of  the  mental hygiene law, provided, however, that such
residence shall be operated  by  a  not-for-profit  corporation  and  if
supervisory  staff  is on site on a twenty-four hour per day basis, that
the residence provides living accommodations for fourteen or fewer resi-
dents, OR FROM A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZED SPORTS PROGRAM  FOR  YOUTH,  a
rate, regardless of the type of service offered, for any gas or electric
service utilized exclusively in connection with such [veteran] VETERANS'
organization  or  for such religious purposes or utilized exclusively at
such community residence OR USED BY A  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGANIZED  SPORTS
PROGRAM  FOR  YOUTH greater than the rates or charges charged, demanded,
collected or received by such gas corporation, electric  corporation  or

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03996-01-3

S. 2491                             2

municipality  from  domestic  consumers  receiving  single-phase service
within the same village, town or municipality.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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