assembly Bill A3693

2011-2012 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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Mar 08, 2012 advanced to third reading cal.389
Mar 06, 2012 reported
Jan 04, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Mar 10, 2011 advanced to third reading cal.113
Mar 08, 2011 reported
Jan 26, 2011 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A3693 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1112
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §40, Pub Serv L; add §393-e, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A509, S4290
2013-2014: A3907, S2639
2015-2016: A5794, S2440
2017-2018: A4355, A9696, S2294
2019-2020: A3743, S1620
2021-2022: A422, S3138

A3693 (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.

A3693 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3693

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 26, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH, COLTON, JAFFEE, MAYERSOHN, PERRY, PHEF-
  FER,  REILLY,  J. RIVERA, P. RIVERA, ROSENTHAL, BOYLAND -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A.   CAHILL, GABRYSZAK,  GIGLIO,  GLICK,  GOTTFRIED,
  HOOPER,  LUPARDO,  MAGEE,  MENG,  MOLINARO,  PEOPLES-STOKES, SALADINO,
  SCHIMEL, WEISENBERG, ZEBROWSKI  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Corporations, Authorities 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-
NATE A THIRD-PARTY TO RECEIVE NOTICE OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE OR PAST DUE

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