|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|
senate Bill S6388
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6388 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Service Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 12 §§250 - 255, Pub Serv L
S6388 - Summary
Relates to mandating the public service commission to establish a smart metering pilot program.
S6388 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6388 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to mandating the public service commission to establish a smart metering pilot program Purpose: To mandate the Public Service Commission to establish a smart meter pilot program ("Pilot") in order to evaluate the benefits that smart metering can provide. Summary of Specific Provisions: The bill adds new provisions to Article 12 of the Public Service Law, including: Section 250 to direct the Public Service Commission to establish a smart metering Pilot; Section 251 to define key terms; Section 252 to charge the utilities with implementing the Pilot; Section 253 to force the Commission to consider cost, environmental and economic factors in establishing the Pilot; Section 253 also requires the utilities to furnish technical information to the Commission and to make consumer privacy a top priority, as well as to provide notice to affected customers; Section 254 covers the installation of smart meters, and provides any residential customer on whose home a smart meter of other two-way meter has or will be installed, whether past of the Pilot or not, the option to "opt-out"
S6388 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6388 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- communications AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to mandating the public service commission to establish a smart metering pilot program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 users. 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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