assembly Bill A6239B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the state office of the utility consumer advocate

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2014 referred to finance
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Apr 07, 2014 amended on third reading (t) 6239b
Feb 10, 2014 amended on third reading 6239a
Jan 08, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.289
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 18, 2013 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 12, 2013 ordered to third reading rules cal.231
rules report cal.231
reported
Jun 10, 2013 reported referred to rules
Apr 16, 2013 reported referred to ways and means
Mar 19, 2013 referred to consumer affairs and protection

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A6239 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4550
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1-A §§28-a - 28-d, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A180, S3356
2017-2018: A7293, S3923
2019-2020: A1966, S4399

A6239 - Summary

Creates the state office of the utility consumer advocate to represent interests of residential utility customers.

A6239 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6239

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 19, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. DINOWITZ, PAULIN, BRENNAN, MILLMAN -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN ACT to amend the  executive  law  and  the  public  service  law,  in
  relation to creating the state office of the utility consumer advocate

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section  94-a  of  the  executive  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D)  THE  SECRETARY,  UPON  ADVICE  OF THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY
CONSUMER ADVOCATE, SHALL PROVIDE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE  AN
ESTIMATE  PRIOR  TO THE START OF EACH FISCAL YEAR OF THE TOTAL COSTS AND
EXPENSES, EXCEPT ANY FUNDS APPROPRIATED  FOR  THE  UTILITY  INTERVENTION
UNIT, INCLUDING THE COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES OF THE STATE OFFICE OF THE
UTILITY  CONSUMER  ADVOCATE,  ITS  OFFICERS,  AGENTS  AND EMPLOYEES, AND
INCLUDING THE COST OF RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS, SOCIAL SECURITY,  HEALTH
AND  DENTAL INSURANCE, SURVIVOR'S BENEFITS, WORKERS' COMPENSATION, UNEM-
PLOYMENT INSURANCE AND OTHER FRINGE BENEFITS REQUIRED TO BE PAID BY  THE
STATE  FOR  THE  PERSONNEL  OF  THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER
ADVOCATE, AND INCLUDING ALL OTHER ITEMS  OF  MAINTENANCE  AND  OPERATION
EXPENSES, AND ALL OTHER DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS.
  S  2.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 94-a of the executive
law, as added by section 21 of part A of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011,
is amended to read as follows:
  (a) There is established within the division a  state  utility  inter-
vention  unit  AND  THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER ADVOCATE TO
REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF RESIDENTIAL UTILITY  CUSTOMERS.  THE  UTILITY
CONSUMER  ADVOCATE,  WHO  SHALL  HEAD  THE  STATE  OFFICE OF THE UTILITY
CONSUMER ADVOCATE, SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR TO A TERM  OF  SIX
YEARS,  SUBJECT  TO  SENATE  CONFIRMATION. THE UTILITY CONSUMER ADVOCATE
SHALL POSSESS KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN MATTERS AFFECTING  RESIDENTIAL
UTILITY  CUSTOMERS, SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DIRECTION, CONTROL, AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09713-02-3

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A6239A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4550
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1-A §§28-a - 28-d, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A180, S3356
2017-2018: A7293, S3923
2019-2020: A1966, S4399

A6239A - Summary

Creates the state office of the utility consumer advocate to represent interests of residential utility customers.

A6239A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6239--A
                                                        Cal. No. 289

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 19, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DINOWITZ,  PAULIN, BRENNAN, MILLMAN, CRESPO,
  JACOBS, KEARNS, MOSLEY, ROSENTHAL, SEPULVEDA, COLTON,  PERRY,  ZEBROW-
  SKI,  COOK,  GOTTFRIED, MAYER, OTIS, GALEF, JAFFEE, HENNESSEY, CAHILL,
  ABINANTI, HEVESI, STECK, STIRPE, McDONALD, GUNTHER, MONTESANO,  ROBIN-
  SON, MARKEY, SKARTADOS, LUPARDO, RAIA, BRINDISI, WEPRIN -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A.  ARROYO, CLARK, ENGLEBRIGHT, GLICK, RIVERA, ROSA,
  SCHIMEL, THIELE, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Consumer  Affairs  and  Protection -- advanced to a third reading,
  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  on  the  order  of
  third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law  and  the public service law, in
  relation to creating the state office of the utility consumer advocate

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  94-a of the executive law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:
  (D) THE SECRETARY, UPON ADVICE OF THE  STATE  OFFICE  OF  THE  UTILITY
CONSUMER  ADVOCATE, SHALL PROVIDE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE AN
ESTIMATE PRIOR TO THE START OF EACH FISCAL YEAR OF THE TOTAL  COSTS  AND
EXPENSES,  EXCEPT  ANY  FUNDS  APPROPRIATED FOR THE UTILITY INTERVENTION
UNIT, INCLUDING THE COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES OF THE STATE OFFICE OF THE
UTILITY CONSUMER ADVOCATE,  ITS  OFFICERS,  AGENTS  AND  EMPLOYEES,  AND
INCLUDING  THE COST OF RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS, SOCIAL SECURITY, HEALTH
AND DENTAL INSURANCE, SURVIVOR'S BENEFITS, WORKERS' COMPENSATION,  UNEM-
PLOYMENT  INSURANCE AND OTHER FRINGE BENEFITS REQUIRED TO BE PAID BY THE
STATE FOR THE PERSONNEL OF THE STATE  OFFICE  OF  THE  UTILITY  CONSUMER
ADVOCATE,  AND  INCLUDING  ALL  OTHER ITEMS OF MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION
EXPENSES, AND ALL OTHER DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS.
  S 2. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 of section 94-a of  the  executive
law, as added by section 21 of part A of chapter 62 of the laws of 2011,
is amended to read as follows:

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

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Multi-Sponsors

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A6239B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4550
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1-A §§28-a - 28-d, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A180, S3356
2017-2018: A7293, S3923
2019-2020: A1966, S4399

A6239B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the state office of the utility consumer advocate to represent interests of residential utility customers.

A6239B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6239--B
                                                        Cal. No. 289

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 19, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DINOWITZ,  PAULIN, BRENNAN, MILLMAN, CRESPO,
  JACOBS, KEARNS, MOSLEY, ROSENTHAL, SEPULVEDA, COLTON,  PERRY,  ZEBROW-
  SKI,  COOK,  GOTTFRIED, MAYER, OTIS, GALEF, JAFFEE, HENNESSEY, CAHILL,
  ABINANTI, HEVESI, STECK, STIRPE, McDONALD, GUNTHER, MONTESANO,  ROBIN-
  SON,  MARKEY,  SKARTADOS,  LUPARDO,  RAIA, BRINDISI, WEPRIN, LIFTON --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  ARROYO,  CLARK,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  GLICK,
  RIVERA, ROSA, SCHIMEL, THIELE, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to
  the  Committee  on  Consumer  Affairs  and Protection -- advanced to a
  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its  place  on
  the  order of third reading -- again amended on third reading, ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the public service law,  in  relation  to  creating  the
  state office of the utility consumer advocate

  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  article
1-A to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 1-A
            THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER ADVOCATE
SECTION 28-A. DEFINITIONS.
        28-B. ESTABLISHMENT  OF THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER
                ADVOCATE.
        28-C. POWERS OF THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY  CONSUMER  ADVO-
                CATE.
        28-D. REPORTS.
  S  28-A.  DEFINITIONS.  WHEN  USED IN THIS ARTICLE:   (A) "DEPARTMENT"
MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE.
  (B) "COMMISSION" MEANS THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
  (C) "RESIDENTIAL UTILITY CUSTOMER" MEANS ANY PERSON  WHO  IS  SOLD  OR
OFFERED FOR SALE RESIDENTIAL UTILITY SERVICE BY A UTILITY COMPANY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09713-07-4

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