|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S655
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S655 - Details
S655 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S655 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to rates charged volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill includes volunteer fire and ambulance companies amongst those volunteer organizations for which a utility may only charge residential rates. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends section 76 of the public service law to include volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies amongst the organizations that are charged residential rates. JUSTIFICATION: Our volunteer fire and ambulance companies provide lifesaving services to the community with their members answering the emergency bell at any time, day or night. To that end, we should ensure that volunteer fire and ambulance companies are able to receive the lowest cost electric rates available. It is important to note that section 76 of the public service law
S655 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 655 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 rates charged volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 76 of the public service law, as amended by chapter 82 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows: S 76. Rates charged veteran organizations, VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES, VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE COMPANIES, religious bodies and community resi- dences. No gas corporation, electric corporation or municipality shall, directly or indirectly, charge, demand, collect or receive from any post or hall owned or leased by a not-for-profit corporation that is a veter- ans' organization, VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY, VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE COMPANY or corporation or association organized and conducted in good faith for religious purposes, including the operation by such corporation or asso- ciation of a school, notwithstanding that secular subjects are taught at such school, or from a community residence as defined in subdivision twenty-eight, twenty-eight-a or twenty-eight-b of section 1.03 of the mental hygiene law, provided, however, that such residence shall be operated by a not-for-profit corporation and if supervisory staff is on site on a twenty-four hour per day basis, that the residence provides living accommodations for fourteen or fewer residents, a rate, regard- less of the type of service offered, for any gas or electric service utilized exclusively in connection with such veteran organization, VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY, VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE COMPANY or for such reli- gious purposes or utilized exclusively at such community residence greater than the rates or charges charged, demanded, collected or received by such gas corporation, electric corporation or municipality EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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