Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 10, 2014
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 08, 2014
referred to energy and telecommunications
Senate Bill S6195
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S6195 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S6195 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6195 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to eliminating certain utility surcharges for certain residential customers PURPOSE: To lower the electric bills for seniors by eliminating the RPS, SBC, and EEPS surcharges on their electric bills. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new section to the public service law that eliminates the RPS, SBC, and EEPS surcharges on the electric bills for seniors that are at least 65 years of age and have an income level consistent with the home energy assistance program eligibility standards. Section 2 of the bill is the effective date, JUSTIFICATION: Historically, utility costs in New York have been higher than in most other states. These costs are have a significant effect on New York consumers especially our seniors. In a recent AARP survey of New Yorkers over age 50, it was revealed that 41 percent, of those surveyed had difficulty paying their monthly electric bill. This figure was even higher among minority populations with 48 percent. of African Americans and 56 percent of Hispanics age 50+ in New York
2013-S6195 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6195 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 eliminating certain utility surcharges for certain residential customers 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 54 to read as follows: S 54. ELIMINATION OF SURCHARGES FOR CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR ORDER TO THE CONTRARY, NEITHER THE SURCHARGE FOR THE SYSTEM BENEFIT CHARGE NOR THE SURCHARGE FOR THE RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD NOR THE SURCHARGE FOR THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PORTFOLIO STANDARD SHALL APPLY TO, OR BE APPLIED TO, ANY ELECTRIC OR GAS BILL FOR A RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER THAT IS AT LEAST SIXTY- FIVE YEARS OF AGE WHOSE INCOME LEVEL WOULD QUALIFY SUCH CUSTOMER FOR THE HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AS DESCRIBED IN PART 393 OF TITLE 18 OF THE NEW YORK CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS. NO REVENUES FOREGONE BY A GAS CORPORATION OR AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION OR ANY STATE ENTITY AS A RESULT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE RECOVERED FROM ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR CLASS OF CUSTOMERS. THE COMMISSION SHALL ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO AGE AND INCOME VERIFICATION AND ANY OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS AS IT DEEMS NECESSARY AND PROPER TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law; provided however, that effective immediately the public service commission is authorized to amend, revise and/or repeal any rule, regulation, order or policy necessary for the implementation of this act on or before such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13295-01-4
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