senate Bill S2722

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes reduced rates for water charged to laundry businesses

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Jan 23, 2013 referred to local government

S2722 - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง118-d, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3705
2009-2010: A6477, S8432

S2722 - Summary

Authorizes reduced rates for water charged to laundry businesses.

S2722 - Sponsor Memo

S2722 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2722

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in  relation  to  authorizing
  reduced rates for water charged to laundry businesses

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

  Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 118-d to read as follows:
  S  118-D.  LAUNDRIES;  REDUCED  WATER  RATES.  1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A. "USE WATER EXCLUSIVELY" SHALL MEAN THE USE OF WATER FOR  WHICH  NOT
LESS  THAN NINETY PERCENT OF SUCH USE IS USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPERAT-
ING A LAUNDRY;
  B. "LAUNDRY" SHALL MEAN A COIN-OPERATED LAUNDRY, DRY  CLEANER  OR  ANY
OTHER  ENTITY  THAT  PROVIDES FOR THE LAUNDERING OF CLOTHES ON THE PREM-
ISES;
  C. "MUNICIPALITY" SHALL MEAN A COUNTY, TOWN, CITY OR VILLAGE;
  D. "WATER AUTHORITY" SHALL MEAN ANY WATER AUTHORITY ESTABLISHED PURSU-
ANT TO THE LAWS OF THIS STATE.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW,  ANY  WATER  AUTHORITY,
MUNICIPALITY  OR  OTHER ENTITY WHICH SUPPLIES WATER TO CONSUMERS IN THIS
STATE MAY, BY THE ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION OR SIMILAR ACT, PROVIDE FOR A
REDUCED RATE FOR WATER CHARGED  TO  BUSINESS  CONSUMERS  WHO  USE  WATER
EXCLUSIVELY  FOR  THE  PURPOSE OF OPERATING A LAUNDRY. SUCH REDUCTION IN
WATER RATES SHALL NOT EXCEED FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE STANDARD RATE CHARG-
ES TO SUCH CONSUMERS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06040-01-3

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