senate Bill S7184

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides consumers the option to elect not to use smart meters and provides that the commission shall not charge a fee to consumers making such election

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May 22, 2012 reported and committed to finance
May 01, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications

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May 22, 2012 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: May 22, 2012

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S7184 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง67-b, Pub Serv L

S7184 - Summary

Provides consumers the option to elect not to use smart meters and provides that the commission shall not charge a fee to consumers making such election.

S7184 - Sponsor Memo

S7184 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7184

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 1, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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 providing consum-
  ers the option to elect not to use smart meters

  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
67-b to read as follows:
  S  67-B.  SMART  METER; ELECTION NOT TO USE. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSION IS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE THAT CONSUMERS
MAY ELECT NOT TO USE SMART METERS OF ANY INVESTOR OWNED  ELECTRIC  LIGHT
AND  POWER  COMPANY  SUBJECT  TO REGULATION BY THE COMMISSION; PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL NOT CREATE AND REGULATE  A  SURCHARGE
FOR  CONSUMERS  WHO MAKE SUCH AN ELECTION. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
THE TERM "SMART METER" MEANS  AN  ELECTRIC  METER  THAT  IS  CAPABLE  OF
RECORDING CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRIC ENERGY AND COMMUNICATING SUCH INFORMA-
TION  UTILIZING TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE METER AND THE ELECTRIC
SUPPLIER FOR MONITORING AND BILLING PURPOSES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15608-02-2

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