senate Bill S7198

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Clarifies the time in which the public service commission must act upon certain petitions

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May 05, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S7198 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3189B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง27, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6563
2009-2010: A4472

S7198 - Summary

Clarifies the time in which the public service commission must act upon certain petitions.

S7198 - Sponsor Memo

S7198 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7198

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 5, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommu-
  nications

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation  to  clarifying  the
  mandatory  time  within  which  the public service commission must act
  upon petitions submitted by regulated entities and the citizenry

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

  Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
27 to read as follows:
  S 27. PETITIONS; TIME PERIOD FOR  ACTION  TO  BE  TAKEN.  1.  FOR  THE
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM:
  (A)  "CUSTOMER" SHALL MEAN A CUSTOMER OR CONSUMER OF A UTILITY SERVICE
THAT IS REGULATED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, WHO SHALL BE EITHER AN INDI-
VIDUAL; A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS; THE MAYOR OF A CITY; THE TRUSTEES  OF  A
VILLAGE;  THE TOWN BOARD OF A TOWN; OR THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE OR THE
LEGISLATIVE BODY OF A COUNTY. FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION,
"CUSTOMER"  SHALL  INCLUDE  THE  DIVISION  OF CONSUMER PROTECTION OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
  (B) "PETITION" SHALL MEAN ANY PETITION  OR  COMPLAINT  FILED  WITH  OR
SUBMITTED  TO  THE  COMMISSION  PURSUANT  TO THIS CHAPTER BY A CUSTOMER,
ALLEGING OR RELATING TO:
  (I) THE FAILURE OR OMITTING TO DO ANYTHING REQUIRED OF A PUBLIC UTILI-
TY COMPANY BY ANY PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER, OR BY ANY REGULATIONS OR AN
ORDER OF THE COMMISSION;
  (II) ANY ACTIONS TAKEN BY A  PUBLIC  UTILITY  COMPANY,  ITS  OFFICERS,
EMPLOYEES  OR  AGENTS  THAT  ARE  CONTRARY  TO  OR  IN  VIOLATION OF THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER; THE REGULATIONS OR AN ORDER OF  THE  COMMIS-
SION;  OR  THE  TERMS  OR  CONDITIONS OF THE FRANCHISE OR CHARTER OF THE
PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY;
  (III) RATE CHARGES OR CLASSIFICATION OF SERVICE; OR
  (IV) THE ADEQUACY, EFFICIENCY OR RELIABILITY OF SERVICE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07407-04-4

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