senate Bill S1228

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the collection of charges for heat-related residential utility service

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status -

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this legislation?

You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

You must login or fill out the fields below for the senator to have an accurate account of the support or opposition to this bill.

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.
Use this box to enter a message to your senator.


view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to housing, construction and community development
Jan 09, 2013 referred to housing, construction and community development

S1228 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Multiple Dwelling Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §79, Mult Dwell L; amd §173, Mult Res L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1383, A739
2009-2010: S5063, A7354A

S1228 - Summary

Relates to the collection of charges for heat-related residential utility service.

S1228 - Sponsor Memo

S1228 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Housing, Construction  and
  Community Development

AN  ACT  to  amend  the multiple dwelling law and the multiple residence
  law, in relation to the collection of charges for  heat-related  resi-
  dential utility service


  Section 1. Legislative findings and  intent.  The  legislature  hereby
finds  that  assessment  and  collection  by multiple dwelling owners of
separate charges for electricity, electric  service,  natural  gas,  and
natural gas service or other fuel used to heat living quarters is not in
the public interest and should be prohibited.
  S  2.  Subdivision  1  of  section 79 of the multiple dwelling law, as
amended by chapter 225 of the laws  of  1982,  is  amended  to  read  as
  1. Every multiple dwelling exceeding two stories in height and erected
after  April eighteenth, nineteen hundred twenty-nine, and every garden-
type maisonette dwelling project erected after April  eighteenth,  nine-
teen  hundred  fifty-four,  shall  be  provided  with heat. On and after
November first, nineteen hundred  fifty-nine,  every  multiple  dwelling
shall  be  provided  with  heat or the equipment or facilities therefor.
During the months between October first and May thirty-first, such  heat
and  the  equipment  or  facilities  shall be sufficient to maintain the
minimum temperatures required by local law,  ordinance,  rule  or  regu-
lation,  in  all  portions  of  the dwelling used or occupied for living
purposes provided, however, that such minimum temperatures shall  be  as
follows:    (a)  sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit during the hours between
six o'clock in the morning and ten o'clock in the evening, whenever  the
outdoor  temperature falls below fifty-five degrees Fahrenheit, notwith-

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


Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.