assembly Bill A8164B

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to energy services company marketing standards

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  • 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 17, 2014 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 16, 2014 ordered to third reading rules cal.269
rules report cal.269
reported
Jun 12, 2014 reported referred to rules
Jun 06, 2014 print number 8164b
Jun 06, 2014 amend and recommit to codes
Jun 03, 2014 reported referred to codes
May 29, 2014 print number 8164a
May 29, 2014 amend (t) and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 08, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Aug 30, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Multi-Sponsors

A8164 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7811
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 4-C §89-q, Pub Serv L

A8164 - Summary

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

A8164 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8164

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             August 30, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to  authorizing  the
  public  service commission to issue fines to energy services companies
  that violate the do not call registry

  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
103 to read as follows:
  S 103. VIOLATION OF DO NOT CALL REGISTRY.  THE COMMISSION SHALL  ISSUE
A  FINE  OF  NO  GREATER  THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER VIOLATION TO ANY
ENERGY SERVICES COMPANY  WHICH  MAKES  UNSOLICITED  TELEMARKETING  SALES
CALLS  TO  CUSTOMERS  WHOSE NUMBERS ARE INCLUDED ON THE NO TELEMARKETING
SALES CALLS STATEWIDE REGISTRY FOR AT LEAST THIRTY-ONE DAYS PRIOR TO THE
DATE THE CALL IS MADE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11695-02-3

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A8164A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7811
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 4-C §89-q, Pub Serv L

A8164A - Summary

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

A8164A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8164--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             August 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. OTIS, BRENNAN, McDONALD -- Multi-Sponsored by --
  M. of A.   BUCHWALD -- read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
  Corporations,  Authorities  and  Commissions  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  in  accordance
  with  Assembly  Rule  3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

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 New York State Public  Service  Commission  authorized  energy
services  companies  (ESCOs)  to  compete  with traditional utilities to
supply consumers with electricity or natural gas. Since  then,  approxi-
mately 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  residential  and  small  non-residential  retail  energy
markets in the state, during the course of which proceeding, the Depart-
ment  of  Public  Service  found  that  some large scale non-residential
customers were benefiting from competition, while some  small  non-resi-
dential  and  residential  customers were not benefiting and paying more
for energy than they typically would pay with their utility. The  legis-
lature further finds that the proceeding discovered "major weaknesses in
the  residential  and small non-residential retail energy markets due to
the lack of accurate, transparent and useful information  and  marketing
behavior  that  creates  and  too  often  relies on customer confusion."
Therefore, to protect customers, the legislature finds it  necessary  to
establish enhanced penalties to end abusive practices.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11695-03-4

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Multi-Sponsors

A8164B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7811
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 4-C §89-q, Pub Serv L

A8164B (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A8164B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8164--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             August 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. OTIS, BRENNAN, McDONALD, MAYER, GALEF -- Multi-
  Sponsored by -- M. of A. BUCHWALD -- read once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions -- recommitted
  to the Committee  on  Corporations,  Authorities  and  Commissions  in
  accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  reported  and referred to the Committee on Codes -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11695-05-4

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