senate Bill S4081B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Repeals subdivision 6 of section 18-a of the public service law, relating to a temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jun 02, 2011 print number 4081b
amend (t) and recommit to finance
May 24, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Mar 29, 2011 print number 4081a
amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Mar 16, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S4081 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §18-a sub 6, amd §18-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6132

S4081 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the repeal of certain provisions relating to a temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment; reduces the total amount that can be charged from one percent to one-third of one percent.

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BILL NUMBER:S4081

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to repeal Part NN of chapter 59 of the laws of 2009, amending the public
service law relating to financing the operations of the department of
public service, the public service commission, department support and
energy management services provided by other state agencies, to
increasing the utility assessment cap and the minimum threshold for
collection thereunder, to establishing a temporary state energy and
utility service conservation assessment and providing for the collection
thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To repeal part NN of Chapter 59 of
the Laws of 2009 of Article VII-A.159-B (Transportation, Economic
Development and Environmental Conservation) which establishes a
"utility service conservation assessment" on specified utility
entities of 2% of gross intrastate revenues, and a 1% of gross
intrastate revenues for Long Island power Authority.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Repeals part NN of Chapter 59 of the
laws of 2009 relating to the amendment of the Public Service Law in
relation to financing the operations of the department through
increasing the utility assessment cap and the minimum threshold for
collection and establish a temporary state energy and utility service
conservation assessment and provide for the collection.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Service Conservation Assessment is a fee placed on
utility companies including municipally owned utilities of 2 percent.
The tax creates a condition requiring utility companies to raise more
revenue to cover the assessment fee. Utility company's financial
resources are strained and to raise the mandated fee they have placed
the surcharge directly on customer's utility bills. The assessment
fees are scheduled to be deposited directly into the state's general
fund and only a portion will be passed on to the Public Service
Commission within each budget season. This legislation would provide
a direct savings to utility consumers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 - S.6132/A.9098 -- ENERGY/Corporations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Consumers will save money from this unnecessary
tax. A $520 million loss of projected revenue to the State's General
Fund over the next 5 years by repealing the utility service
conservation assessment.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4081

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, SALAND --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications

AN ACT to repeal Part NN of chapter 59 of the laws of 2009, amending the
  public service law relating to financing the operations of the depart-
  ment of public service,  the  public  service  commission,  department
  support  and  energy management services provided by other state agen-
  cies, to increasing the utility assessment cap and the minimum thresh-
  old for collection thereunder, to establishing a temporary state ener-
  gy and utility service conservation assessment and providing  for  the
  collection thereof

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

  Section 1. Part NN of chapter 59 of the laws  of  2009,  amending  the
public  service  law relating to financing the operations of the depart-
ment of  public  service,  the  public  service  commission,  department
support and energy management services provided by other state agencies,
to  increasing  the utility assessment cap and the minimum threshold for
collection thereunder, to establishing  a  temporary  state  energy  and
utility service conservation assessment and providing for the collection
thereof is REPEALED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02533-01-1

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S4081A - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §18-a sub 6, amd §18-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6132

S4081A - Bill Texts

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Relates to the repeal of certain provisions relating to a temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment; reduces the total amount that can be charged from one percent to one-third of one percent.

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BILL NUMBER:S4081A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to repeal certain provisions of the public service law relating to
a temporary state energy and
utility service conservation assessment

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To repeal subdivision 6 of section
18-a of the Public Service Law which establishes a "utility service
conservation assessment" on specified utility entities of 2% of gross
intrastate revenues, and a 1% of gross intrastate revenues for Long
Island Power Authority.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Repeals subdivision 6 of section 18-a of the Public Service Law

JUSTIFICATION:
The Service Conservation Assessment is a fee placed on
utility companies including municipally owned utilities of 2 percent.
The tax creates a condition requiring utility companies to raise more
revenue to cover the assessment fee. Utility company's financial
resources are strained and to raise the mandated fee they have placed
the surcharge directly on customer's utility bills. The assessment
fees are scheduled to be deposited directly into the state's general
fund and only a portion will be passed on to the Public Service
Commission within each budget season. This legislation would provide
a direct savings to utility consumers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 - S.6132/A.9098 -- ENERGY/Corporations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Consumers will save money from this unnecessary
tax. A $520 million loss of projected revenue to the State's General
Fund over the next 5 years by repealing the utility service
conservation assessment.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 4081--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ,
  SALAND -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications -- commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to repeal certain provisions of the public service  law  relating
  to  a  temporary state energy and utility service conservation assess-
  ment

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 6 of section 18-a of the public service law is
REPEALED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02533-02-1

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S4081B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §18-a sub 6, amd §18-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6132

S4081B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to the repeal of certain provisions relating to a temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment; reduces the total amount that can be charged from one percent to one-third of one percent.

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BILL NUMBER:S4081B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public service law, in relation to reducing the amount
a utility can be assessed and
to repeal certain provisions of such law relating to
a temporary state energy and
utility service conservation assessment

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To repeal subdivision 6 of section
18-A of the Public Service Law which establishes a "utility service
conservation assessment" on specified utility entities of 2% of gross
intrastate revenues, and a 1% of gross intrastate revenues for Long
Island Power Authority, and amend paragraph (g) of subdivision 2 of
section 18-A of the Public Service Law, to return this utility tax to
its previous level of one third of one percent.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Repeals subdivision 6 of section 18-A of the Public Service Law

JUSTIFICATION:
The Service Conservation Assessment is a fee placed on
utility companies including municipally owned utilities of 2 percent.
The tax creates a condition requiring utility companies to raise more
revenue to cover the assessment fee. Utility company's financial
resources are strained and to raise the mandated fee they have placed
the surcharge directly on customer's utility bills. The assessment
fees are scheduled to be deposited directly into the state's general
fund and only a portion will be passed on to the Public Service
Commission within each budget season. This legislation would provide
a direct savings to utility consumers. In 2009, when the extra
utility fee was enacted, the previous tax of one third of one percent
also was raised to one percent. This bill will reduce this tax to its
previous level.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 - S.6132/A.9098 - Energy/Corporations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Consumers will save money from this unnecessary
tax. A $520 million loss of projected revenue to the State's General
Fund over the next 5 years by repealing the utility service
conservation assessment.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 4081--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 16, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, GRIFFO, LARKIN,
  MAZIARZ, SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on Energy and Telecommunications --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to said committee -- reported favorably from said commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public service law, in relation to reducing the
  amount a utility can be assessed and to repeal certain  provisions  of
  such  law  relating  to  a  temporary state energy and utility service
  conservation assessment

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 6 of section 18-a of the public service law is
REPEALED.
  S 2. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 2 of  section  18-a  of  the  public
service  law,  as  amended  by section 2 of part NN of chapter 59 of the
laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  (g) The total amount which may be charged to any public utility compa-
ny under authority of this subdivision for any state fiscal  year  shall
not  exceed ONE-THIRD OF one per centum of such public utility company's
gross operating revenues derived from intrastate utility  operations  in
the last preceding calendar year, or other twelve month period as deter-
mined  by the chairman; provided, however, that no corporation or person
that is subject to the jurisdiction of the commission only with  respect
to  safety,  or  the  power authority of the state of New York, shall be
subject to the general assessment provided for under this subdivision.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02533-04-1

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