senate Bill S7109A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits authorities from imposing additional charges for delivering payment through non-electronic means

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 04, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 31, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2012 1st report cal.944
May 22, 2012 print number 7109a
amend (t) and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Apr 30, 2012 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

S7109 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10644
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2855 & 2, add Art 5 Title 1 §999, Pub Auth L; add §6, Pub Serv L

S7109 - Summary

Prohibits authorities for imposing additional charges for delivering payment through non-electronic means.

S7109 - Sponsor Memo

S7109 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7109

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT  to  amend the public authorities law, in relation to methods of
  payments to public utilities

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

  Section  1.  Section  2855  of the public authorities law, as added by
section 1 of part KK of chapter 59 of the laws of 2006,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  S  2855.  Electronic method of payment; periodic charges.  1. Notwith-
standing the provisions of any law to the  contrary,  if  any  authority
shall  offer  any  electronic  method of payment for tolls, fares, fees,
rentals, or other charges, including but not limited to a system  called
E-ZPass,  such authority shall not impose any periodic administrative or
other charge for the  privilege  of  using  such  electronic  method  of
payment  for such charges. Nothing in this section shall be construed to
prohibit any  authority  from  making  any  charge  for  extra  services
requested  by  a holder of such electronic method of payment, any charge
for lost or damaged equipment, or for  defaults,  such  as  charges  for
dishonored  checks.  The  authority  shall  not enter any agreement with
bondholders that would require the imposition of administrative or other
periodic charges relating to electronic methods of payment prohibited by
this section.
  2. NO AUTHORITY OFFERING ANY ELECTRONIC METHOD OF PAYMENT SHALL IMPOSE
ANY PERIODIC ADMINISTRATIVE OR OTHER CHARGE  FOR  FAILURE  TO  USE  SUCH
METHOD OF PAYMENT OR OTHERWISE IMPOSE ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OR OTHER
CHARGES FOR DELIVERING PAYMENT THROUGH NON-ELECTRONIC MEANS.
  S  2.    The public authorities law is amended by adding a new section
2855-a to read as follows:
  S 2855-A. PAYMENTS TO AUTHORITIES; PROHIBITION OF ADDITIONAL  CHARGES.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISIONS OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, AUTHORITIES SHALL
BE PROHIBITED FROM IMPOSING ANY PERIODIC ADMINISTRATIVE OR OTHER CHARGE,
EXCEPTING  AMOUNTS  DUE  AND  INTEREST ON ACCOUNTS OUTSTANDING WHEN SUCH

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

S7109A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10644
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2855 & 2, add Art 5 Title 1 §999, Pub Auth L; add §6, Pub Serv L

S7109A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits authorities for imposing additional charges for delivering payment through non-electronic means.

S7109A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7109A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7109--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and   Commissions  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law and the public  service  law,
  in relation to methods of payments to public utilities

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

  Section 1. Section 2855 of the public authorities  law,  as  added  by
section  1  of  part KK of chapter 59 of the laws of 2006, is amended to
read as follows:
  S 2855. Electronic method of payment; periodic charges.   1.  Notwith-
standing  the  provisions  of  any law to the contrary, if any authority
shall offer any electronic method of payment  for  tolls,  fares,  fees,
rentals,  or other charges, including but not limited to a system called
E-ZPass, such authority shall not impose any periodic administrative  or
other  charge  for  the  privilege  of  using  such electronic method of
payment for such charges. Nothing in this section shall be construed  to
prohibit  any  authority  from  making  any  charge  for  extra services
requested by a holder of such electronic method of payment,  any  charge
for  lost  or  damaged  equipment,  or for defaults, such as charges for
dishonored checks. The authority shall  not  enter  any  agreement  with
bondholders that would require the imposition of administrative or other
periodic charges relating to electronic methods of payment prohibited by
this section.
  2. NO AUTHORITY OFFERING ANY ELECTRONIC METHOD OF PAYMENT SHALL IMPOSE
ANY  PERIODIC  ADMINISTRATIVE  OR  OTHER  CHARGE FOR FAILURE TO USE SUCH
METHOD OF PAYMENT OR OTHERWISE IMPOSE ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OR OTHER
CHARGES FOR DELIVERING PAYMENT THROUGH NON-ELECTRONIC MEANS.    NOTWITH-
STANDING  ANY  PROVISIONS  OF  LAW TO THE CONTRARY, AUTHORITIES SHALL BE
PROHIBITED FROM IMPOSING ANY PERIODIC ADMINISTRATIVE  OR  OTHER  CHARGE,
EXCEPTING  AMOUNTS  DUE  AND  INTEREST ON ACCOUNTS OUTSTANDING WHEN SUCH
INTEREST IS COMPUTED AND APPLIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH  THE  LAWS  OF  THIS
STATE, FOR METHOD OF PAYMENT ON ANY ACCOUNT. NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION

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

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