assembly Bill A5556

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the types of complaints which may be filed with the public service commission and requires information to be published on the commission's website

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 18, 2013 signed chap.521
Dec 06, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.702
substituted for s4925
May 21, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 09, 2013 advanced to third reading cal.327
May 07, 2013 reported
Apr 23, 2013 reported referred to codes
Feb 28, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A5556 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4925
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §71, Pub Serv L

A5556 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the types of complaints which may be filed with the public service commission and requires the form and instructions for completing the form to be published on the commission's website.

A5556 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5556

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 28, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. BUCHWALD, MAYER -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to filing complaints
  with the public service commission

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

  Section 1. Section 71 of the public service law, as amended by section
48  of  part  A of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
  S 71. Complaints as to quality  and  price  of  gas  and  electricity;
investigation  by commission; forms of complaints. Upon the complaint in
writing of the mayor of a city, the trustees  of  a  village,  the  town
board  of  a town or the chief executive officer or the legislative body
of a county in which a person or corporation is authorized  to  manufac-
ture,  convey,  transport,  sell  or supply gas or electricity for heat,
light or power, or upon the complaint in writing of not less than  twen-
ty-five  customers or purchasers of such gas or electricity, or upon the
complaint in writing of the department of state, or upon a complaint  of
a  gas  corporation  or electrical corporation supplying or transmitting
said gas or electricity, as to the illuminating or heating power, purity
or pressure or the rates, charges or classifications of service of  gas,
the  efficiency of the electric incandescent lamp supply, the voltage of
the current supplied for light, heat or power, or the rates  charged  or
classification  of  service  of  electricity  sold and delivered in such
municipality, OR AS TO THE EXTENT OR DURATION OF A DISRUPTION IN GAS  OR
ELECTRICITY  SERVICE,  the  commission shall investigate as to the cause
for such complaint. When such complaint is made, the commission may,  by
its  agents, examiners and inspectors, inspect the works, system, plant,
devices, appliances and methods used by such person  or  corporation  in
manufacturing,  transmitting  and supplying such gas or electricity, and
may examine or cause to be examined the books and papers of such person,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08324-02-3

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