senate Bill S652A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Makes provisions regarding electric service for farmers

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 25, 2012 print number 652a
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 05, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S652 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2458A
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§65 & 66, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1641

S652 - Summary

Prohibits extra charges on farmers for electric service and prohibits limitations on farmers installing and operating on-site electric generation equipment and related technology.

S652 - Sponsor Memo

S652 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   652

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- 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 electric service
  for farmers; and providing for the  repeal  of  such  provisions  upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that
the installation of on-site electric generation  systems  would  address
the  high  energy  costs of farmers and would result in the creation and
retention of jobs in New  York  state.  Barriers  to  such  installation
should  be removed to encourage private investment in these technologies
and to stimulate economic growth.
  S 2. Section 65 of the public service law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A.  CERTAIN CHARGES PROHIBITED. (A) NO ELECTRIC CORPORATION OR MUNI-
CIPALITY OWNING ELECTRIC PLANT USEFUL FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF  ELECTRIC-
ITY  SHALL  IMPOSE  ON ANY CUSTOMER THAT IS A QUALIFYING FARMER ANY FEE,
PENALTY OR CHARGE OF ANY KIND OTHER THAN ITS CHARGES BASED UPON THE COST
OF SERVICES ACTUALLY PROVIDED TO SUCH CUSTOMER, FOR ELECTRICITY,  TRANS-
MISSION, DISTRIBUTION, METERING, BILLING AND CUSTOMER SERVICES. NO ELEC-
TRIC  CORPORATION OR MUNICIPALITY SHALL IMPLEMENT POLICIES OR PROCEDURES
THAT WOULD PREVENT QUALIFYING  FARMERS  FROM  INSTALLING  AND  OPERATING
ON-SITE GENERATION EQUIPMENT AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SUBDIVISION:
  (I)  "FARMER"  MEANS  A  PERSON  WHOSE  FEDERAL GROSS INCOME FROM FARM
PRODUCTION FOR THE PREVIOUS TAXABLE  YEAR  WAS  AT  LEAST  TEN  THOUSAND
DOLLARS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03506-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S652A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2458A
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§65 & 66, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1641

S652A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits extra charges on farmers for electric service and prohibits limitations on farmers installing and operating on-site electric generation equipment and related technology.

S652A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S652A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 652--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. VALESKY, CARLUCCI, KLEIN, SAVINO -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Energy and Telecommunications -- recommitted to the Committee on Ener-
  gy  and Telecommunications in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to electric service
  for farmers; and providing for the  repeal  of  such  provisions  upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that
the installation of on-site electric generation  systems  would  address
the  high  energy  costs of farmers and would result in the creation and
retention of jobs in New  York  state.  Barriers  to  such  installation
should  be removed to encourage private investment in these technologies
and to stimulate economic growth.
  S 2. Section 65 of the public service law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A.  CERTAIN CHARGES PROHIBITED. (A) NO ELECTRIC CORPORATION OR MUNI-
CIPALITY OWNING ELECTRIC PLANT USEFUL FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF  ELECTRIC-
ITY  SHALL  IMPOSE  ON ANY CUSTOMER THAT IS A QUALIFYING FARMER ANY FEE,
PENALTY OR CHARGE OF ANY KIND OTHER THAN ITS CHARGES BASED UPON THE COST
OF SERVICES ACTUALLY PROVIDED TO SUCH CUSTOMER, FOR ELECTRICITY,  TRANS-
MISSION, DISTRIBUTION, METERING, BILLING AND CUSTOMER SERVICES. NO ELEC-
TRIC  CORPORATION OR MUNICIPALITY SHALL IMPLEMENT POLICIES OR PROCEDURES
THAT WOULD PREVENT QUALIFYING  FARMERS  FROM  INSTALLING  AND  OPERATING
ON-SITE GENERATION EQUIPMENT AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SUBDIVISION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03506-02-1

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