senate Bill S1258

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Makes provisions regarding payment by utility customers to authorized payment agents

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2016 committed to rules
Jun 01, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2016 1st report cal.1067
Jan 06, 2016 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jun 25, 2015 committed to rules
Jun 09, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 08, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 03, 2015 1st report cal.1334
Jan 09, 2015 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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May 24, 2016 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S1258
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: May 24, 2016

Jun 2, 2015 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S1258
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Jun 2, 2015

aye wr (1)

S1258 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3064
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง45, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6707
2011-2012: A2001
2013-2014: S5085, A860
2017-2018: S9020, A5490
2019-2020: S2750, A4220

S1258 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes provisions regarding the payment of utility bills to authorized payment agencies providing that such payment shall be deemed to be a payment to the utility on the date of payment to the agent, requiring written contracts between a utility and its payment agent and review of such contracts by the public service commission.

S1258 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1258 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1258

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 protecting resi-
  dential utility customers who make bill payments to authorized payment
  agents, to provide for written contracts between electric corporations
  and payment agents, and  to  provide  for  public  service  commission
  review of the credit-worthiness of payment agents in certain cases

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

  Section 1. Section 45 of the public service law, as added  by  chapter
713 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
  S 45. Payment  agencies.  1. A utility corporation or municipality may
permit its customers to pay their bills to  [a]  AN  AUTHORIZED  payment
agent. The date of payment to any such AUTHORIZED PAYMENT agent shall be
regarded  as the date of payment to the utility or municipality, AND THE
PAYMENT SHALL BE REGARDED AS IF IT WERE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE UTILITY  OR
MUNICIPALITY  ON  SUCH DATE. WHERE A CUSTOMER OF SUCH UTILITY OR MUNICI-
PALITY HAS PAID A BILL TO AN AUTHORIZED PAYMENT AGENT  ON  OR  BEFORE  A
DESIGNATED  DUE  DATE,  NO  PENALTY OR EXTRA CHARGE SHALL ACCRUE ON SUCH
BILL FOR THE REASON THAT THE PAYMENT DID NOT REACH  THE  CORPORATION  OR
MUNICIPALITY ON OR BEFORE THE DESIGNATED DUE DATE.
  2.  NO  PARTY SHALL ACT AS PAYMENT OR COLLECTION AGENT WITH RESPECT TO
MORE THAN TWENTY RESIDENTIAL UNITS FOR THE  PURPOSE  OF  COLLECTING  AND
REMITTING  TO SUCH ELECTRIC CORPORATION ANY CHARGES FOR ELECTRIC SERVICE
TO SUCH RESIDENTIAL UNITS, INCLUDING BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO  DISTRIBUTION
SERVICE,  UNLESS  SUCH  PARTY  HAS A WRITTEN CONTRACT WITH SUCH ELECTRIC
CORPORATION IN COMPLIANCE WITH SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.  NOTH-
ING  IN  THIS  SUBDIVISION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PREVENT ANY PERSON FROM
APPOINTING ANY FAMILY MEMBER, OTHER  VOLUNTEER  CAREGIVER,  OR  PERSONAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05239-01-5

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