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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S666
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S666 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Service Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §32, Pub Serv L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S666 - Summary
Requires reporting by the public service commission on consumer protections adopted by electric corporations and municipalities; the adequacy of the public service commissions assistance to customers facing disconnection of utility service.
S666 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S666 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring reporting by the public service commission on consumer protections adopted by electric corporations and municipalities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The legislation would require the Public Service Commission (PSC) to submit to the Governor, Assembly Speaker, and Temporary President of the Senate, an annual review of existing consumer protection policies under HEFPA. The legislation requires evaluations of several critical consumer protection mechanisms. The legislation would create unprecedented opportunities for actively addressing consumer policy deficiencies. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The PSC must submit its first report by November 15th, 2014, and at least once annually thereafter. The report must include, but is not limited to, evaluations and information on the following: a) procedures for notifying customers who are in arrears on their
S666 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 666 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- 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 requiring report- ing by the public service commission on consumer protections adopted by electric corporations and municipalities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 32 of the public service law is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows: 7. THE COMMISSION SHALL, NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER FIFTEENTH, TWO THOU- SAND FIFTEEN, AND AT LEAST ONCE ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, PROVIDE TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNI- CATIONS AND THE CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON ENERGY A REPORT DETAILING CONSUMER PROTECTIONS ADOPTED BY ELECTRIC CORPORATIONS AND MUNICIPALITIES ("UTILITIES") PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, AND THE ADEQUACY OF THE COMMISSION'S ASSISTANCE TO CUSTOMERS FACING DISCONNECTION OF UTILITY SERVICE. THE REPORT SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO AN ANALYSIS OF: (A) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CURRENT UTILITY PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFYING CUSTOMERS IN ARREARS ON UTILITY CHARGES OF HOW THEY MAY AVOID TERMI- NATION OF ELECTRIC, GAS OR STEAM SERVICE, INCLUDING THE AVAILABILITY OF DEFERRED PAYMENT AGREEMENTS; (B) THE ADEQUACY OF THE COMMISSION'S ASSISTANCE TO CUSTOMERS NEGOTIAT- ING DEFERRED PAYMENT AGREEMENTS WITH UTILITIES IN LIEU OF DISCONNECTION OF SERVICE, INCLUDING THE AMOUNT OF DEFERRED PAYMENT PLANS BY UTILITY SERVICE TERRITORY; (C) THE NUMBER OF INCIDENCES, IF ANY, IN WHICH UTILITIES HAVE REQUIRED MORE THAN THE LAWFULLY ALLOWED LEVEL OF DOWN PAYMENTS OR DEFERRED EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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