senate Bill S1775

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the collection of charges for heat-related residential utility service

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S1775 - Details

Law Section:
Multiple Dwelling Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง79, Mult Dwell L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:

S1775 - Summary

Relates to the collection of charges for heat-related residential utility service.

S1775 - Sponsor Memo

S1775 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2011

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS, KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Housing,
  Construction and Community Development

AN ACT to amend the multiple dwelling law, in relation to the collection
  of charges for heat-related residential utility service


  Section 1. Legislative findings and  intent.  The  legislature  hereby
finds  that  assessment  and  collection  by multiple dwelling owners of
separate charges for electricity, electric  service,  natural  gas,  and
natural gas service or other fuel used to heat living quarters is not in
the public interest and should be prohibited.
  S  2.  Subdivision  1  of  section 79 of the multiple dwelling law, as
amended by chapter 225 of the laws  of  1982,  is  amended  to  read  as
  1. Every multiple dwelling exceeding two stories in height and erected
after  April eighteenth, nineteen hundred twenty-nine, and every garden-
type maisonette dwelling project erected after April  eighteenth,  nine-
teen  hundred  fifty-four,  shall  be  provided  with heat. On and after
November first, nineteen hundred  fifty-nine,  every  multiple  dwelling
shall  be  provided  with  heat or the equipment or facilities therefor.
During the months between October first and May thirty-first, such  heat
and  the  equipment  or  facilities  shall be sufficient to maintain the
minimum temperatures required by local law,  ordinance,  rule  or  regu-
lation,  in  all  portions  of  the dwelling used or occupied for living
purposes provided, however, that such minimum temperatures shall  be  as
follows:    (a)  sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit during the hours between
six o'clock in the morning and ten o'clock in the evening, whenever  the
outdoor  temperature falls below fifty-five degrees Fahrenheit, notwith-
standing the provisions of paragraph a of subdivision  four  of  section
three  of  this  chapter, and (b) at least fifty-five degrees Fahrenheit

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


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