senate Bill S7007A

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the public service commission to conduct a study on gas and electric supply prices

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2014 vetoed memo.564
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 12, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.864
substituted for a9503a
Jun 03, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
amended (t) 7007a
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.958
Apr 29, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Apr 11, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S7007 - Bill Details

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A9503A
Law Section:
Public Services

S7007 - Bill Texts

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Directs the public service commission to conduct a study on gas and electric supply prices during the time period commencing on November 1, 2013 and ending on April 30th, 2014.

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BILL NUMBER:S7007

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to
directing the public service commission to conduct a study on gas and
electric supply prices

Purpose:

to direct the Public Service Commission and the Bulk System Operator
to conduct a study on the causes of large price increases for electric
and gas supply this past winter and provide policy recommendations to
the legislature

Summary of Provisions:

Section 1. Requires the Public Service Commission and the Bulk system
operator to conduct a study to determine the factors that caused major
price spikes on consumer gas and electric bills this past winter.

Section 2. Sets forth the effective Date

Justification:

This past winter saw some of the largest electricity supply price
increases in recent memory. These increases across the state ranged
from 15% to more than 60% and were a shock to consumers who struggled
to pay ever higher utility bills. The Public Service commission and
the Bulk system operator are in the best position to understand and
evaluate the state and national causes of these large price increases.
The Commission's most important statutory duty is to act in the public
interest and nothing could more clearly fall into that category than
explaining why these massive price increases happened and making
recommendations to the legislature about policy changes that might
mitigate these increases in the future. Consumers are justifiably
demanding answers and this bill will help to provide them.

Fiscal Implications:

Minimal-only cost is the value of time spent on this project by
Department of Public Service Staff.

History:

This is a new bill.

Effective Date:

This bill shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  7007

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 directing the
  public service commission to conduct  a  study  on  gas  and  electric
  supply prices

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

  Section 1. Section 5 of the public service law is amended by adding  a
new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7.  A.  WITHIN  FORTY-FIVE DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVI-
SION, THE COMMISSION SHALL CONDUCT A STUDY IN COOPERATION AND  CONSULTA-
TION  WITH  THE  BULK SYSTEM OPERATOR RELATING TO THE CAUSE OR CAUSES OF
INCREASES IN CONSUMER PRICES FOR GAS AND ELECTRIC SUPPLY SERVICE  DURING
THE  TIME PERIOD COMMENCING ON NOVEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN AND
ENDING ON APRIL THIRTIETH, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN.
  B. UPON COMPLETION AND REVIEW OF  THE  DATA  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  THE
STUDY,  THE  COMMISSION  SHALL  ISSUE  A  REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE
LEGISLATURE WHICH SHALL INCLUDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STATUTORY AND  REGU-
LATORY  CHANGES THAT MAY BE IMPLEMENTED IN ORDER TO MITIGATE FUTURE SUCH
INCREASES IN GAS AND ELECTRIC SUPPLY PRICES.
  C. SUCH REPORT SHALL BE COMPLETED NO LATER  THAN  NOVEMBER  FIFTEENTH,
TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN AND COPIES SHALL BE FORWARDED TO THE GOVERNOR, THE
TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE,  THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE
CHAIR OF THE SENATE ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE,  THE  CHAIR
OF  THE  ASSEMBLY  ENERGY  COMMITTEE AND ALSO POSTED ON THE DEPARTMENT'S
WEBSITE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14707-01-4

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S7007A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

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A9503A
Law Section:
Public Services

S7007A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Directs the public service commission to conduct a study on gas and electric supply prices during the time period commencing on November 1, 2013 and ending on April 30th, 2014.

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BILL NUMBER:S7007A

TITLE OF BILL: An act directing the public service commission to
conduct a study on gas and electric supply prices; and providing for
the repeal of such provision upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE:

To direct the Public Service Commission and the Bulk System Operator
to conduct a study on the causes of large price increases for electric
and gas supply this past winter and provide policy recommendations to
the legislature

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Requires the Public Service Commission and the Bulk system
operator to conduct a study to determine the factors that caused major
price spikes on consumer gas and electric bills this past winter.

Section 2. Sets forth the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

This past winter saw some of the largest electricity supply price
increases in recent memory. These increases across the state ranged
from 15% to more than 60% and were a shock to consumers who struggled
to pay ever higher utility bills. The Public Service commission and
the Bulk system operator are in the best position to understand and
evaluate the state and national causes of these large price increases.
The Commission's most important statutory duty is to act in the public
interest and nothing could more clearly fall into that category than
explaining why these massive price increases happened and making
recommendations to the legislature about policy changes that might
mitigate these increases in the future. Consumers are justifiably
demanding answers and this bill will help to provide them.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal-only cost is the value of time spent on this project by
Department of Public Service Staff.

HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This bill shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed November 15, 2014.

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

                                 7007--A
    Cal. No. 958

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, CARLUCCI, KENNEDY, LARKIN, LATIMER, RITCHIE
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the  Committee  on Energy and Telecommunications -- reported favorably
  from said committee and committed  to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --
  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered  to first report,
  amended on first report,  ordered  to  a  second  report  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

AN ACT directing the public service commission to conduct a study on gas
  and  electric  supply  prices;  and  providing  for the repeal of such
  provision upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1. Gas and electric supply price study.  a. Within forty-five
days of the effective date of this act, the  public  service  commission
shall  conduct  a  study  in  cooperation and consultation with the bulk
system operator relating to the cause or causes of increases in consumer
prices for gas and  electric  supply  service  during  the  time  period
commencing  on November first, two thousand thirteen and ending on April
thirtieth, two thousand fourteen.
  b. Upon completion and review of  the  data  in  connection  with  the
study,  the public service commission shall issue a report to the gover-
nor and the legislature which shall include recommendations for statuto-
ry and regulatory changes that may be implemented in order  to  mitigate
future such increases in gas and electric supply prices.
  c.  Such  report  shall be completed no later than November fifteenth,
two thousand fourteen and copies shall be forwarded to the governor, the
temporary president of the senate, the  speaker  of  the  assembly,  the
chair  of  the senate energy and telecommunications committee, the chair
of the assembly energy committee and also  posted  on  the  department's
website.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed November 15, 2014.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14707-03-4

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