senate Bill S2140

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the New York city water board to grant a 10 percent discount on New York city water bills to senior citizens

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 11, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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S2140 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3871
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1045-j, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4688, A5267
2009-2010: S4575, A8369

S2140 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the New York city water board to grant a 10 percent discount on NYC water bills to senior citizens.

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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.
This bill, by providing a 10% discount would give some relief to
seniors who should be enjoying their lives instead of worrying about
how they are going to pay their next City water bill.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S.4688 - Referred to Corporations/A.5267 - Referred to Cities.
2011: S.4688 - Referred to Corporations/A.5267 - Referred to Cities.
2010: S.4575 - Reported to Finance/A.8369 - Referred to Cities.
2009: S.4575 - Reported to Finance/A.8369 - Referred to Cities.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
180 days after enactment.

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                    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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