senate Bill S5520

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires public utility companies to charge volunteer ambulance corps and volunteer fire companies the same rates and charges applicable to residential customers

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
May 27, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S5520 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3561
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §116-a, amd §66, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3470, A4721

S5520 - Summary

Requires public utility companies to charge volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance corps the same rates, charges, etc. applicable to residential customers for the same services; prohibits recovery of revenue lost therefrom, from being recovered from ratepayers.

S5520 - Sponsor Memo

S5520 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5520

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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 charges or fees
  on volunteer ambulance corps and volunteer fire companies  in  certain
  cases

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

  Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
116-a to read as follows:
  S  116-A.  CERTAIN VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS TO BE TREATED AS INDIVIDUAL
CUSTOMER; CERTAIN CASES.  NO PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY SHALL CHARGE, IMPOSE
OR COLLECT FROM ANY VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS OR VOLUNTEER FIRE  COMPANY
ANY  RATE, FEE OR CHARGE NOT OTHERWISE CHARGEABLE TO AN INDIVIDUAL RESI-
DENTIAL CUSTOMER FOR THE SAME OR SIMILAR SERVICE.
  S 2. Section 66 of the public service law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 29 to read as follows:
  29.  NO  REVENUE  FORGONE  BY  AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION, AS A RESULT OF
SUBJECTING VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS AND VOLUNTEER FIRE  COMPANIES  WITH
RATES  OR  CHARGES  APPLICABLE TO DOMESTIC CONSUMERS PURSUANT TO SECTION
ONE HUNDRED SIXTEEN-A OF THIS CHAPTER, SHALL BE RECOVERED FROM CUSTOMERS
OF SUCH CORPORATION.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05453-01-1

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