senate Bill S1398

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to converting residential rental buildings from being mass-metered to submetered

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 07, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

S1398 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A734
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §53 to be §54, add §53, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5383A, A7871A

S1398 - Summary

Relates to application requirements for private or government entities that wish to provide electric service converting residential rental buildings from being mass-metered to submetered.

S1398 - Sponsor Memo

S1398 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1398

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to converting resi-
  dential rental buildings from being mass-metered to submetered

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

  Section  1. Section 53 of the public service law is renumbered section
54 and a new section 53 is added to read as follows:
  S 53. RESIDENTIAL RENTAL BUILDING  SUBMETERING.  1.  A  MASTER-METERED
RESIDENTIAL  RENTAL  BUILDING  MAY  BE CONVERTED TO BE SUBMETERED IF THE
OWNER OF THE BUILDING FILES AN APPLICATION TO CONVERT  THE  BUILDING  TO
SUBMETERING WITH THE COMMISSION, PROVIDED THAT:
  (A)  THE  APPLICANT  APPLYING  TO  PROVIDE SUBMETERED ELECTRIC SERVICE
INCLUDES WITH THE APPLICATION A  PROCEDURE  FOR  NOTIFYING  IN  WRITING,
WITHIN  THIRTY  DAYS  OF FILING THE APPLICATION WITH THE COMMISSION, ALL
TENANTS OF RECORD OF THE PROPOSAL TO SUBMETER. THE NOTIFICATION SHALL:
  (I) INCLUDE A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED TO THE COMMISSION;
  (II) INFORM TENANTS THAT A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS COMMENCED;
  (III) STATE THE DATE AFTER WHICH COMMENTS DIRECTED TO  THE  COMMISSION
WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED;
  (IV) PROMINENTLY DISPLAY THE ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE NEAR-
EST PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OFFICE;
  (V)  STATE  THE  DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING SET BY
THE COMMISSION TO HEAR TESTIMONY FROM THE PUBLIC;
  (VI) DIRECT THE  TENANT  WHERE  ON  THE  PUBLIC  SERVICE  COMMISSION'S
WEBSITE  THE  ENTIRE  APPLICATION CAN BE VIEWED, AS WELL AS TO PROVIDE A
TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE NUMBER AND ADDRESS FROM WHICH A TENANT OF RECORD MAY
REQUEST A COPY OF THE COMPLETE APPLICATION TO BE MAILED TO  SUCH  TENANT
AT NO COST TO THE TENANT;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00669-01-1

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