assembly Bill A860A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to utility intervenor reimbursement

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 25, 2016 print number 860a
Feb 25, 2016 amend and recommit to energy
Jan 06, 2016 referred to energy
Jan 07, 2015 referred to energy

Multi-Sponsors

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A860 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1090
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §24-c, Pub Serv L; add §97-pppp, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8722, S7687
2011-2012: A27, S1088
2013-2014: A1247, S3236
2017-2018: A17, S3250
2019-2020: A145, S3605

A860 - Summary

Relates to utility intervenor reimbursement.

A860 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   860

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN,
  FARRELL, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, HEVESI, ROSENTHAL, SCHIMEL -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Energy

AN  ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to utility interve-
  nor reimbursement; and to amend the state finance law, in relation  to
  establishing the utility intervenor account

  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
24-c to read as follows:
  S  24-C.    UTILITY  INTERVENOR  REIMBURSEMENT.  1.    AS USED IN THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "COMPENSATION" MEANS PAYMENT FROM THE UTILITY  INTERVENOR  ACCOUNT
FUND  ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-LLLL OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW,
FOR ALL OR PART, AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT,  OF  REASONABLE  ADVO-
CATE'S  FEES, REASONABLE EXPERT WITNESS FEES, AND OTHER REASONABLE COSTS
FOR PREPARATION AND PARTICIPATION IN A PROCEEDING.
  (B) "PARTICIPANT" MEANS A GROUP OF PERSONS THAT APPLY JOINTLY  FOR  AN
AWARD OF COMPENSATION UNDER THIS SECTION AND WHO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS
OF A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL OR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS, OR A
NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION  IN  THIS  STATE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO ITS
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF  RESI-
DENTIAL  OR  SMALL  BUSINESS  UTILITY  CUSTOMERS.  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, A PARTICIPANT DOES NOT INCLUDE  A  NON-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION  OR
OTHER ORGANIZATION WHOSE PRINCIPAL INTERESTS ARE THE WELFARE OF A PUBLIC
UTILITY  OR  ITS  INVESTORS  OR EMPLOYEES, OR THE WELFARE OF ONE OR MORE
BUSINESSES OR INDUSTRIES WHICH RECEIVE UTILITY  SERVICE  ORDINARILY  AND
PRIMARILY  FOR  USE  IN  CONNECTION WITH THE PROFIT-SEEKING MANUFACTURE,
SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF GOODS OR SERVICES.
  (C) "OTHER REASONABLE COSTS" MEANS REASONABLE  OUT-OF-POCKET  EXPENSES
DIRECTLY  INCURRED  BY  A  PARTICIPANT  THAT ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06221-01-5

Multi-Sponsors

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A860A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1090
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §24-c, Pub Serv L; add §97-pppp, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8722, S7687
2011-2012: A27, S1088
2013-2014: A1247, S3236
2017-2018: A17, S3250
2019-2020: A145, S3605

A860A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to utility intervenor reimbursement.

A860A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 860--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN,
  FARRELL, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, HEVESI, ROSENTHAL, SCHIMEL -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Energy -- recommitted to the Committee on
  Energy  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 utility  interve-
  nor  reimbursement; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to
  establishing the utility intervenor account

  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
24-c to read as follows:
  S 24-C.   UTILITY INTERVENOR  REIMBURSEMENT.  1.    AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "COMPENSATION"  MEANS PAYMENT FROM THE UTILITY INTERVENOR ACCOUNT
FUND ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-PPPP OF THE STATE FINANCE  LAW,
FOR  ALL  OR  PART, AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT, OF REASONABLE ADVO-
CATE'S FEES, REASONABLE EXPERT WITNESS FEES, AND OTHER REASONABLE  COSTS
FOR PREPARATION AND PARTICIPATION IN A PROCEEDING.
  (B)  "PARTICIPANT"  MEANS A GROUP OF PERSONS THAT APPLY JOINTLY FOR AN
AWARD OF COMPENSATION UNDER THIS SECTION AND WHO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS
OF A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL OR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS, OR A
NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN THIS STATE  AUTHORIZED  PURSUANT  TO  ITS
ARTICLES  OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF RESI-
DENTIAL OR SMALL  BUSINESS  UTILITY  CUSTOMERS.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION,  A  PARTICIPANT  DOES  NOT INCLUDE A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OR
OTHER ORGANIZATION WHOSE PRINCIPAL INTERESTS ARE THE WELFARE OF A PUBLIC
UTILITY OR ITS INVESTORS OR EMPLOYEES, OR THE WELFARE  OF  ONE  OR  MORE
BUSINESSES  OR  INDUSTRIES  WHICH RECEIVE UTILITY SERVICE ORDINARILY AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06221-03-6