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 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
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 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes reduced rates for water charged to laundry businesses.

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BILL NUMBER:S2722

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to authorizing reduced rates for water charged to laundry businesses

PURPOSE: Authorizes reduced rates fox water charged to laundry busi-
nesses.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. The general municipal law is amended by adding a new section
118-d. Laundries; reduced water rates.

JUSTIFICATION: Local businesses and residents are already struggling in
this tough economy and with higher water rates everyone will feel the
burden of an already tight budget.

This is especially true of businesses such as laundries with a high
water usage/waste water disposal necessity. These increases will inevi-
tably have a trickle down affect. Businesses will have to raise costs to
the consumer and there is a real possibility that additional increases
could end with the need for layoffs and even business closures.

A reduced water rate for businesses such as laundry mats/laundry service
providers would allow businesses to ensure competitive pricing to their
existing consumer base while continuing to draw new clientele to their
businesses and the retention of their existing personnel.

EXISTING LAW: 2010: S.8432 Held in Rules 2011: S.3705 Referred to Local
Government 2012: S.3705 Referred to Local Government

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    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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