senate Bill S1295

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits the discontinuance of utility service to multiple dwellings for non-payment of bills

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

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S1295 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง33, 116 & 32, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1210, A5930
2009-2010: S1378, A4605

S1295 - Summary

Provides that no public utility shall discontinue gas, electric, steam or water service for non-payment of bills to an entire multiple dwelling but shall have all rights otherwise provided by law, including the right to file a lien against the property.

S1295 - Sponsor Memo

S1295 - 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. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  service law, in relation to prohibiting
  discontinuance of utility service to multiple dwellings


  Section  1.  Section 33 of the public service law, as added by chapter
713 of the laws of 1981, paragraphs (c) and  (d)  of  subdivision  1  as
amended  by  chapter  195  of  the  laws  of 2010, is amended to read as
  S 33. Discontinuance of residential utility service to multiple dwell-
ings. [1. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no public utility
company or municipality shall discontinue gas, electric or steam service
to an entire multiple dwelling (as defined in the multiple dwelling  law
or  the  multiple  residence  law)  located  anywhere  in this state for
nonpayment of bills rendered for service unless such utility shall  have
given  fifteen days written notice of its intention so to discontinue as
  (a) Such notice shall be served personally on the owner of  the  prem-
ises  affected,  or in lieu thereof, to the person, firm, or corporation
to whom or which the last preceding bill has been rendered and from whom
or which the utility has received payment therefor, and  to  the  super-
intendent  or  other  person  in  charge  of  the  building  or premises
affected, if it can be readily ascertained that  there  is  such  super-
intendent or other person in charge.
  (b)  In  lieu  of  personal delivery to the person or persons, firm or
corporation specified in (a) above, such notice may be mailed in a post-
paid wrapper to the address of such person or persons,  firm  or  corpo-

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


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