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
May 16, 2013
Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, SEWARD, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered
printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy
and Telecommunications -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to limiting
increases in the amount of the surcharge of the system benefit charge
or the surcharge for the renewable portfolio standard
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Energy
assessment cap and consumer cost relief act of 2014".
S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 18 to
read as follows:
S 18. LIMIT ON SURCHARGE INCREASES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE,
REGULATION OR ORDER TO THE CONTRARY, THE COMMISSION SHALL NOT INCREASE
THE AMOUNT OF THE SURCHARGE OF THE SYSTEM BENEFIT CHARGE OR THE
SURCHARGE FOR THE RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD OR THE SURCHARGE FOR THE
ENERGY EFFICIENCY PORTFOLIO STANDARD AS ESTABLISHED BY ORDER OF THE
COMMISSION FOR ANY YEAR IN EXCESS OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT COLLECTED IN TWO
THOUSAND FOURTEEN FOR EACH SURCHARGE.
S 3. Moratorium on new energy taxes and fees. Notwithstanding any law,
rule, regulation or order to the contrary, the public service commission
shall not establish any new surcharge assessment, tax or fee on energy
consumers, excepting those fees which may arise from an electric gener-
ating facility that provides notice of closure to such commission and a
reliability need is identified by the bulk system operator.
S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.