senate Bill S369A

Authorizes tenants to request the installation of smart or advanced meters

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 30 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 30 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 369A

Summary

Authorizes tenants to request the installation of smart or advanced meters where the building they occupy is being converted to an electric or gas meter that measures usage of any end-use customer of electricity or gas services.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A178A
Versions:
S369
S369A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Energy Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 23 ยงยง23-101 & 23-102, Energy L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S6936, A296
2009-2010: A9393, A9393

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BILL NUMBER:S369A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the energy law, in relation to the
installation of smart or advanced meters

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this legislation is to provide tenants in buildings
that are undergoing metering conversions from master meters to
submeters the option of having a smart meter installed.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill amends the energy law by adding a new article 23.

JUSTIFICATION:

Smart or advanced meters are able to assess real time pricing data,
record kilowatt hour usage in the tenant's apartment, and communicate
with household appliances to reduce usage during peak hours. These
meters enhance energy conservation and efficiency, reduce electrical
consumption and save ratepayers money on their electric bills.

This legislation enables tenants in a residential building that is
undergoing a meter conversion from a single master meter to a system
of submeters to request that a smart or advanced meter be installed in
their apartment. While this bill gives the tenant the right to put in
the smart or advanced meter, the tenant will be responsible for cost
of the equipment.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: A.296 Referred to Energy
2012: S.6936 Referred to Energy and Telecommunications

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 369--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
  cations in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the energy law, in relation to the installation of smart
  or advanced meters

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

  Section 1. The energy law is amended by adding a  new  article  23  to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 23
                           RESIDENTIAL ENERGY
SECTION 23-101. DEFINITIONS.
        23-102. SMART OR ADVANCED METERS.
  S 23-101. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING
WORDS AND PHRASES SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1.  "MASTER  METER."  A METER THAT MEASURES ENERGY USAGE IN A BUILDING
OCCUPIED BY MORE THAN ONE TENANT USING A COMMON UTILITY METER.
  2. "SMART METERS." METERS THAT RECORD ELECTRICAL CONSUMPTION IN  REAL-
TIME  OR  OVER  SHORT  INTERVALS AND COMMUNICATE SUCH INFORMATION TO THE
UTILITY THROUGH A TWO-WAY INFORMATION EXCHANGE.
  S 23-102. SMART OR ADVANCED METERS. 1. TENANTS OF  RESIDENTIAL  RENTAL
BUILDINGS  MAY  REQUEST  THAT  A SMART OR ADVANCED METER BE INSTALLED IN
CASES WHERE THE BUILDING THEY OCCUPY IS BEING CONVERTED  FROM  A  MASTER
METER  TO  AN  ELECTRIC  OR GAS METER THAT MEASURES USAGE OF ANY END-USE
CUSTOMER OF ELECTRICITY OR GAS SERVICES.
  2. WHERE A TENANT REQUESTS TO HAVE A SMART OR ADVANCED METER INSTALLED
AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, THE LANDLORD/OWNER SHALL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02478-03-4

S. 369--A                           2

INSTALL SUCH METER AND THE TENANT SHALL BEAR ANY COSTS  ASSOCIATED  WITH
THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF THE ADVANCED OR SMART METER THAT ARE IN
EXCESS  OF  COSTS  ASSOCIATED  WITH THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF THE
ELECTRIC  OR  GAS METER ORIGINALLY PROPOSED TO BE USED IN THE CONVERSION
FROM THE MASTER METER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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