|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Jan 14, 2013||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S2153
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S2153 - Details
S2153 - Summary
Prohibits extra charges on farmers for electric service and prohibits limitations on farmers installing and operating on-site electric generation equipment and related technology.
S2153 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2153 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to electric service for farmers; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to allow farmers to Provide for on-site electric generation without being forced to pay prohibitive fees to electric providers. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would prohibit electric utilities from imposing any fee, penalty or charge or any restriction on a customer that is a farmer when the farmer installs on-site electric generating capability to serve domestic and farm needs for electricity. This prohibition would apply whether or not the consumer continues to be connected to the electric distribution system. This bill also would ensure that costs for other customers are not increased as a result of this fee prohibition. The benefits of the bill would be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis until a sufficient number of farmers in each service territory installs a total amount of on-site generating capacity equaling 0.1%, of the demand of the service utility for the year 1997 or until September 1, 2017 whichever comes first. This bill would add a new subdivision 6-a to Section 65 of the Public Service Law. JUSTIFICATION: Electric energy costs are a significant component of
S2153 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2153 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 14, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to electric service for farmers; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that the installation of on-site electric generation systems would address the high energy costs of farmers and would result in the creation and retention of jobs in New York state. Barriers to such installation should be removed to encourage private investment in these technologies and to stimulate economic growth. S 2. Section 65 of the public service law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6-a to read as follows: 6-A. CERTAIN CHARGES PROHIBITED. (A) NO ELECTRIC CORPORATION OR MUNI- CIPALITY OWNING ELECTRIC PLANT USEFUL FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC- ITY SHALL IMPOSE ON ANY CUSTOMER THAT IS A QUALIFYING FARMER ANY FEE, PENALTY OR CHARGE OF ANY KIND OTHER THAN ITS CHARGES BASED UPON THE COST OF SERVICES ACTUALLY PROVIDED TO SUCH CUSTOMER, FOR ELECTRICITY, TRANS- MISSION, DISTRIBUTION, METERING, BILLING AND CUSTOMER SERVICES. NO ELEC- TRIC CORPORATION OR MUNICIPALITY SHALL IMPLEMENT POLICIES OR PROCEDURES THAT WOULD PREVENT QUALIFYING FARMERS FROM INSTALLING AND OPERATING ON-SITE GENERATION EQUIPMENT AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY. (B) FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SUBDIVISION: (I) "FARMER" MEANS A PERSON WHOSE FEDERAL GROSS INCOME FROM FARM PRODUCTION FOR THE PREVIOUS TAXABLE YEAR WAS AT LEAST TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. (II) "QUALIFYING FARMER" MEANS A FARMER THAT INSTALLS AN ON-SITE ELEC- TRIC GENERATION SYSTEM TO PROVIDE ELECTRIC SERVICE TO A FARM (WHETHER EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04733-01-3
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