senate Bill S6388

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to mandating the public service commission to establish a smart metering pilot program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Feb 26, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2014 1st report cal.157
Jan 21, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications


S6388 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 12 ยงยง250 - 255, Pub Serv L

S6388 - Summary

Relates to mandating the public service commission to establish a smart metering pilot program.

S6388 - Sponsor Memo

S6388 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2014

Introduced  by  Sens. MAZIARZ, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public service law, in relation to mandating the
  public service commission to establish a smart metering pilot program


  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that it is
in  the economic and environmental interest of the citizens of the state
of New York to create a smart  meter  pilot  program  ("pilot  program")
under  the  direction  of  the  New York state public service commission
("the commission"). The pilot program is  the  first  concrete  step  in
realizing  the economic, environmental, health, and safety benefits that
smart meter technology has promised.
  Smart meters empower customers to reduce their energy costs by provid-
ing real-time pricing information, and will  help  the  state  meet  its
energy  efficiency  goals  in  a  way  that reduces costs for all energy
  Given extreme weather events and natural disasters in New York, utili-
ties have had to respond to an increasing number of power outages. Smart
meters can provide both the state and the utilities a powerful tool that
aids them in pinpointing outages quickly and accurately.  Such technolo-
gy promotes the state's goal of minimizing  public  health  impacts  and
improving the reliability of the state's energy systems.
  The  legislature  believes that a public service commission proceeding
is the best venue to discuss and determine the technical aspects of grid
modernization, including health and  safety  concerns.  The  legislature
also,  however,  wishes  to promote a policy whereby residential utility
customers have the right to choose the type of meter that is  placed  on
their  premises.  Within the territory where the pilot program or use of
any other two-way meter capable of sending and receiving electronic data
anywhere within the state is to  take  place,  the  responsible  utility
shall  offer an "opt-out" provision whereby a customer has the choice to
retain their old meter so long as they pay a reasonable fee.

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


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