|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Jan 07, 2011||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S1398
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S1398 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S1398 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to converting residential rental buildings from being mass-metered to submetered PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide for a transparent procedure by which a private or government entity applying for submeter a residential rental building shall make certain facts of the building known that pertain to its energy efficiency, require minimum improvements to the building for energy efficiency, and provide for tenant input as the application is considered by the Public Service Commission. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The public service law is amended to: -Provide that a master-metered residential rental building may be converted to submetering if a private or government entity providing electric services files an application with the Public Service Commission and meets the conditions of this act; -Requires the applicant to include in the application a procedure for written notification to tenants of the proposal to submeter within 30 days of the application, the notification shall include: a summary of
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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