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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S1947
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S1947 - Details
S1947 - Summary
Requires public utility companies to charge volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance corps the same rates, charges, etc. applicable to residential customers for the same services; prohibits recovery of revenue lost therefrom, from being recovered from ratepayers.
S1947 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1947 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to charges or fees on volunteer ambulance corps and volunteer fire compa- nies in certain cases PURPOSE: Requires public utility companies to charge volunteer ambu- lance corps and volunteer fire departments the same rates and charges applicable to residential customers. SUMMARY: Section 1 amends the Public Service Law by adding a new section 116-a allowing certain volunteer organizations to be treated as individual customers. Presently, public utilities have the option of charging volunteer ambulance corps and volunteer fire companies commercial rates and often do so. Section 2 amends section 66 of the Public Service Law by adding a new subdivision 29. This bill amends the public service law to require public utility companies to charge these volunteer organizations the same rates as residential customers. JUSTIFICATION: Volunteer ambulance corps and volunteer fire companies provide essential services to the community. As a matter of public poli- cy, volunteer ambulance corps and volunteer fire departments should be
S1947 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1947 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. RITCHIE, BONACIC, DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to charges or fees on volunteer ambulance corps and volunteer fire companies in certain cases 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 116-a to read as follows: S 116-A. CERTAIN VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS TO BE TREATED AS INDIVIDUAL CUSTOMER; CERTAIN CASES. NO PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY SHALL CHARGE, IMPOSE OR COLLECT FROM ANY VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS OR VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY ANY RATE, FEE OR CHARGE NOT OTHERWISE CHARGEABLE TO AN INDIVIDUAL RESI- DENTIAL CUSTOMER FOR THE SAME OR SIMILAR SERVICE. S 2. Section 66 of the public service law is amended by adding a new subdivision 29 to read as follows: 29. NO REVENUE FORGONE BY AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION, AS A RESULT OF SUBJECTING VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS AND VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES WITH RATES OR CHARGES APPLICABLE TO DOMESTIC CONSUMERS PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTEEN-A OF THIS CHAPTER, SHALL BE RECOVERED FROM CUSTOMERS OF SUCH CORPORATION. S 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06535-01-3
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