senate Bill S666

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires reporting by the public service commission on consumer protections adopted by electric corporations and municipalities

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S666 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง32, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5697A

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

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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