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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
|Jan 11, 2013||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
senate Bill S2140
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S2140 - Details
S2140 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2140 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to providing a discount for senior citizens in the city of New York for such persons' water bills PURPOSE: To provide a 10% discount for every New York City senior citizens water bill. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends section 1045-j of the public authorities law by adding a new subdivision 3-a to establish a 10% discount for all senior citizens water bill. JUSTIFICATION: Double digit water rate increases are hurting people's budgets, especially our senior citizens who are living on fixed incomes and struggling to make ends meet in these tough economic times. In the last two years alone the New York City's Water Board raised water rates by 14.5% in 2008. In 2009 the Water Board met again and raised water rates another 14%. Senior citizens cannot afford these double digit increases especially when the cost of living is on the rise.
S2140 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2140 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 11, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to providing a discount for senior citizens in the city of New York for such persons' water bills THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1045-j of the public authorities law is amended by adding a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows: 3-A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LAW, THE WATER BOARD MAY PROVIDE A TEN PERCENT DISCOUNT FOR ALL SENIOR CITIZENS FROM THE FEE, RATE, RENT OR OTHER CHARGE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "SENIOR CITIZEN" SHALL MEAN A RESIDENT OF THE CITY WHO IS AGE SIXTY-FIVE OR OLDER. THE WATER BOARD MAY PROMULGATE RULES AND REGU- LATIONS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03917-01-3
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