assembly Bill A509

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Authorizes utility corporations, telegraph and telephone corporations, and cable television corporations to provide notice of bills to third parties

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 26, 2010 referred to energy and telecommunications
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 06, 2010 ordered to third reading cal.32
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 22, 2009 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 05, 2009 advanced to third reading cal.53
Feb 03, 2009 reported
Jan 07, 2009 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A509 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4290
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §40, Pub Serv L; add §393-e, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3693, S1112
2013-2014: A3907, S2639
2015-2016: A5794, S2440
2017-2018: A4355, A9696, S2294
2019-2020: A3743, S1620
2021-2022: A422, S3138

A509 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes utility corporations, telegraph and telephone corporations, and cable television corporations to provide notice of bills to third parties at the request of the customer.

A509 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   509

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. KAVANAGH, BRODSKY, COLTON, JAFFEE, MAYERSOHN,
  PERRY, PHEFFER, REILLY, J. RIVERA, P. RIVERA,  ERRIGO  --  Multi-Spon-
  sored  by  -- M. of A. BOYLAND, DelMONTE, GIGLIO, GLICK, GORDON, GOTT-
  FRIED, LUPARDO, PEOPLES, SALADINO, SCOZZAFAVA,  WEISENBERG,  ZEBROWSKI
  --  read  once and referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authori-
  ties and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public service law and the general business law,  in
  relation to third party notification

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

  Section 1. Section 40 of the public service law, as amended by chapter
631 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  S 40. Voluntary third-party [notice prior to termination  of  service]
NOTIFICATION.  1. Every utility corporation or municipality shall permit
a  residential  customer to designate a third-party to receive NOTICE OF
THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE OR PAST DUE  ON  ALL  BILLS,  THE  AMOUNTS  OF  ANY
PAYMENTS  PAID  BY OR ON BEHALF OF SUCH RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER, AND copies
of all notices relating to  termination  of  service  [or]  AND  NOTICES
RELATING TO collection of amounts due sent to such residential customer,
provided that the designated third-party indicates in writing a willing-
ness to receive such notices.
  2.  Every utility corporation or municipality shall permit a landlord,
upon written request of both the landlord and  tenant,  to  designate  a
third-party to be notified of all requests for discontinuance of service
to units owned by such landlord.
  S 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 393-e
to read as follows:
  S  393-E.  VOLUNTARY  THIRD-PARTY  NOTIFICATION. 1. EVERY TELEGRAPH OR
TELEPHONE CORPORATION,  CABLE  TELEVISION  CORPORATION,  CELLULAR  PHONE
COMPANY,  OR  MUNICIPALITY SHALL PERMIT A RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER TO DESIG-

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