senate Bill S3379A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides consumers the option to elect not to use transmitting utility meters and provides that the commission shall not charge a fee to consumers making such election

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 27, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications
Nov 13, 2013 print number 3379a
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Apr 23, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Feb 01, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications

S3379 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7799A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §67-b, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7184

S3379 - Summary

Provides consumers the option to elect not to use transmitting utility meters and provides that the commission shall not charge a fee to consumers making such election.

S3379 - Sponsor Memo

S3379 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3379

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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 providing consum-
  ers the option to elect not to use smart meters

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

  Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
67-b to read as follows:
  S  67-B.  SMART  METER; ELECTION NOT TO USE. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSION IS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE THAT CONSUMERS
MAY ELECT NOT TO USE SMART METERS OF ANY INVESTOR OWNED  ELECTRIC  LIGHT
AND  POWER  COMPANY  SUBJECT  TO REGULATION BY THE COMMISSION; PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL NOT CREATE AND REGULATE  A  SURCHARGE
FOR  CONSUMERS  WHO MAKE SUCH AN ELECTION. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
THE TERM "SMART METER" MEANS  AN  ELECTRIC  METER  THAT  IS  CAPABLE  OF
RECORDING CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRIC ENERGY AND COMMUNICATING SUCH INFORMA-
TION  UTILIZING TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE METER AND THE ELECTRIC
SUPPLIER FOR MONITORING AND BILLING PURPOSES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06558-01-3

S3379A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7799A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §67-b, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7184

S3379A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides consumers the option to elect not to use transmitting utility meters and provides that the commission shall not charge a fee to consumers making such election.

S3379A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3379A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3379--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the
  Committee  on  Finance  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to providing consum-
  ers the option to elect not to use transmitting utility meters

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

  Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
67-b to read as follows:
  S 67-B. TRANSMITTING UTILITY METER; ELECTION NOT TO USE. NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSION IS AUTHORIZED TO  PROVIDE
THAT  CONSUMERS  MAY ELECT NOT TO USE TRANSMITTING UTILITY METERS OF ANY
INVESTOR OWNED ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY SUBJECT TO REGULATION BY
THE COMMISSION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL NOT  CREATE
AND  REGULATE  A  SURCHARGE FOR CONSUMERS WHO MAKE SUCH AN ELECTION. FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "TRANSMITTING UTILITY METER" MEANS AN
ELECTRIC METER THAT IS CAPABLE  OF  RECORDING  CONSUMPTION  OF  ELECTRIC
ENERGY  AND  COMMUNICATING  SUCH  INFORMATION UTILIZING TWO-WAY COMMUNI-
CATION BETWEEN THE METER AND THE ELECTRIC SUPPLIER  FOR  MONITORING  AND
BILLING PURPOSES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06558-03-3

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