|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 29, 2014||tabled|
|Dec 18, 2014||delivered to governor|
|Jun 18, 2014||returned to assembly|
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|
senate Bill S7811Vetoed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8164 - Vetoed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Vetoed by Governor
S7811 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Public Service Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 4-C §89-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
BILL NUMBER:S7811 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to marketing practices of energy services companies PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish telemarketing standards for energy services companies, establish penalties for violating such standards, and create an ESCO marketing opt-out registry. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of establishes the legislative intent of this bill. Section two of the bill: *Creates definitions for various terms used in the bill. *Establishes telemarketing practices and requires an energy services company (ESCO) or an ESCO marketing representative to: o remove a customer from an ESCO marketing database upon request; o require a marketing representative to provide their name, the name of the ESCO on whose behalf they are calling for, and the purpose of the call; *indicate that contracting with an ESCO to supply energy services will
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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