senate Bill S2153

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes provisions regarding electric service for farmers

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 14, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S2153 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7222
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง65 & 66, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S652A, A2458A
2009-2010: S1641

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

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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