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 23, 2013
Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to authorizing
reduced rates for water charged to laundry businesses
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new
section 118-d to read as follows:
S 118-D. LAUNDRIES; REDUCED WATER RATES. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
A. "USE WATER EXCLUSIVELY" SHALL MEAN THE USE OF WATER FOR WHICH NOT
LESS THAN NINETY PERCENT OF SUCH USE IS USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPERAT-
ING A LAUNDRY;
B. "LAUNDRY" SHALL MEAN A COIN-OPERATED LAUNDRY, DRY CLEANER OR ANY
OTHER ENTITY THAT PROVIDES FOR THE LAUNDERING OF CLOTHES ON THE PREM-
C. "MUNICIPALITY" SHALL MEAN A COUNTY, TOWN, CITY OR VILLAGE;
D. "WATER AUTHORITY" SHALL MEAN ANY WATER AUTHORITY ESTABLISHED PURSU-
ANT TO THE LAWS OF THIS STATE.
2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, ANY WATER AUTHORITY,
MUNICIPALITY OR OTHER ENTITY WHICH SUPPLIES WATER TO CONSUMERS IN THIS
STATE MAY, BY THE ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION OR SIMILAR ACT, PROVIDE FOR A
REDUCED RATE FOR WATER CHARGED TO BUSINESS CONSUMERS WHO USE WATER
EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPERATING A LAUNDRY. SUCH REDUCTION IN
WATER RATES SHALL NOT EXCEED FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE STANDARD RATE CHARG-
ES TO SUCH CONSUMERS.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.