senate Bill S221

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires inspection and regulation of all electric and gas meters that measure usage of any end use customer of electricity or gas services

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S221 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A50
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง67, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1511, A41
2009-2010: S2348A, A186B

S221 - Bill Texts

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Requires inspection and regulation of all electric and gas meters that measure usage of any end use customer of electricity or gas services by the public service commission.

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BILL NUMBER:S221

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring inspection and
regulation of
all electric and gas meters that measure usage of any end use customer
of electricity or gas services
by the public service commission

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this bill is to require that the Public Service
Commission has jurisdiction to inspect and regulate all electric and
gas meters that measure usage of any end use customer of electricity
or gas services in the same way that PSC currently has oversight of
master meters, or revenue grade meter.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This legislation amends subdivision one of section 67 of the public
service law, as amended by chapter 446 of the laws of 1972.

JUSTIFICATION:

A large number of buildings throughout New York State are currently
undergoing the process of converting their master metered system to
either sub or individual meters, This movement is one that policy
makers should encourage as an incredibly important and positive part
of the effort to promote energy conservation and efficiency, However,
one significant gap in the current laws and regulations regarding
sub-metering is that there currently is no oversight or regulation of
the actual sub-meters that are being placed into tenant's apartments.
The result is that tenants have no recourse to handle sub-meters that
are faulty or overcharge, except to take it to the company that
installed them or the management company that hired that company,
This bill will require oversight by the Public Service Commission to
ensure that the meters installed are appropriate, not overcharging,
and meet all other standards set by the PSC.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012: Referred to Energy and Telecommunication
2010: S.2348A (Schneiderman) - Finance; A.186B (Hevesi) -
Passed Assembly
2009: S.2348A (Schneiderman) - Energy & Telecommunications;
A.186B (Hevesi)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it
shall have become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   221

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 requiring
  inspection and regulation of all electric and gas meters that  measure
  usage  of  any  end use customer of electricity or gas services by the
  public service commission

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 67 of the public service law, as
amended by chapter 446 of the laws  of  1972,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  The commission shall appoint inspectors of electric and gas meters
WHICH FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION SHALL MEAN ALL ELECTRIC  AND  GAS
METERS  THAT MEASURE USAGE OF ANY END USE CUSTOMER OF ELECTRICITY OR GAS
SERVICES whose duty it shall be, when required  by  the  commission,  to
inspect,  examine and ascertain the accuracy of any and all electric and
gas meters used or intended to be used for  measuring  and  ascertaining
the  quantity  of  electric  current or gas furnished for light, heat or
power by any person, corporation or municipality to or for  the  use  of
any  person  or  corporation,  and to inspect, examine and ascertain the
accuracy of all apparatus for testing and proving the accuracy of  elec-
tric  and  gas  meters,  and  when found to be or made to be correct the
inspector shall stamp or mark all such meters and  apparatus  with  some
suitable  device,  which  device  shall be recorded in the office of the
secretary of state.    No  corporation,  person  or  municipality  shall
furnish,  set  or put in use any electric or gas meter the type of which
shall not have been approved by the commission.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00264-01-3

S. 221                              2

ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal  of  any  rule  or  regulation
necessary  for  the implementation of this act on its effective date are
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.

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