S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
January 8, 2014
Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities
AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York and the
public authorities law, in relation to abolishing the minimum charge
for water supply in the city of New York
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 24-335 of the administrative code of the city of
New York is amended to read as follows:
S 24-335 Charges where supply is metered. No charge for the supply of
water other than a meter charge[, minimum charge] or annual service
charge shall be made against any houses or lots or any portion or
portions thereof where a water meter may have been or shall be placed.
In all cases where a water meter may have been or shall be placed, the
charge for supply of water shall be determined only by the quantity of
water actually used, as shown by such meters, except for [a minimum
charge or] an annual service charge and except as provided by subdivi-
sion four of section seven hundred thirty-four of the charter.
S 2. Section 1045-j of the public authorities law is amended by adding
a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
3-A. THE WATER BOARD SHALL NOT IMPOSE ANY TYPE OF MINIMUM CHARGE, FEE,
RATE OR RENT UPON ANY CLASS OF USERS OF PROPERTY SERVED.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.