senate Bill S7811

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to energy services company marketing standards

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8164 - Vetoed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 29, 2014 tabled
vetoed memo.571
Dec 18, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1524
substituted for s7811
Jun 18, 2014 substituted by a8164b
ordered to third reading cal.1524
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 11, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications

S7811 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8164B
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 4-C ยง89-q, Pub Serv L

S7811 - Summary

Relates to energy services company marketing standards; enacts provisions restricting telemarketing to customers who enroll in an opt-out registry.

S7811 - Sponsor Memo

S7811 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7811

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 11, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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 marketing prac-
  tices of energy services companies

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that on March 14,
1996, the public service commission authorized energy services companies
(ESCOs)  to  compete with traditional utilities to supply consumers with
electricity or natural gas. Since  then,  approximately  85  ESCOs  have
become  certified  to provide electricity in New York state and over 100
ESCOs have become certified to  provide  natural  gas.  The  legislature
further  finds  that  on October 19, 2012, the public service commission
instituted a new proceeding (12-M-0476) to examine aspects of the  resi-
dential  and  small  non-residential retail energy markets in the state,
during the course of which proceeding, the department of public  service
found  that  some  large scale non-residential customers were benefiting
from competition,  while  some  small  non-residential  and  residential
customers were not benefiting and paying more for energy than they typi-
cally  would  pay with their utility. The legislature further finds that
the proceeding discovered "major weaknesses in the residential and small
non-residential retail energy markets due to the lack of accurate, tran-
sparent and useful information and marketing behavior that  creates  and
too  often relies on customer confusion."  Therefore, to protect custom-
ers, the legislature finds it necessary to establish enhanced  penalties
to end abusive practices.
  S  2. The public service law is amended by adding a new article 4-C to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 4-C
                        ENERGY SERVICE COMPANIES
SECTION 89-Q. ENERGY SERVICES COMPANY MARKETING STANDARDS.
  S 89-Q. ENERGY SERVICES COMPANY  MARKETING  STANDARDS.    1.  FOR  THE
PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION:

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

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