senate Bill S1780A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires gas and electric utilities to make available to landlords upon request information concerning gas and electric charges incurred for residential premises

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2016 print number 1780a
Jun 13, 2016 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 06, 2016 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 14, 2015 referred to energy and telecommunications

S1780 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-o, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8097
2011-2012: S1878
2013-2014: S1736
2017-2018: S131, S2180
2019-2020: S2749

S1780 - Summary

Requires gas and electric utilities to make available to landlords or lessors, upon request of prospective tenants or lessees, information concerning gas and electric charges incurred for residential rental premises.

S1780 - Sponsor Memo

S1780 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1780

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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  making  gas  and
  electric billing information for residential rental premises available
  upon request

  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
66-o to read as follows:
  S  66-O.  GAS  AND ELECTRIC BILLING INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL
PREMISES. EVERY GAS CORPORATION, ELECTRIC CORPORATION  AND  MUNICIPALITY
SHALL  MAKE  AVAILABLE  TO  ANY LANDLORD OR LESSOR OF RESIDENTIAL RENTAL
PREMISES, WITHIN TEN DAYS OF RECEIPT OF A WRITTEN REQUEST THEREFOR  FROM
ANY  PROSPECTIVE  TENANT OR LESSEE THEREOF, PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF
TENANCY OR EXECUTION OF A LEASE, INFORMATION CONSISTING OF  THE  CHARGES
INCURRED  AT  SUCH  PREMISES FOR GAS OR ELECTRIC SERVICE OR BOTH FOR THE
LIFE OF THE DWELLING UNIT OR THE PRECEDING TWO YEAR PERIOD, WHICHEVER IS
SHORTER. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE IDENTIFIED SOLELY BY THE  ADDRESS  OF
THE  DWELLING  UNIT,  AND  NO  OTHER  INFORMATION IDENTIFYING THE OWNER,
LESSEE, OR OTHER OCCUPANT OF THE DWELLING UNIT SHALL BE UTILIZED FOR, OR
MADE AVAILABLE IN CONNECTION WITH, THE FURNISHING OF BILLING INFORMATION
PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.  SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE FURNISHED  TO  BOTH
THE  LANDLORD  OR LESSOR AND TO THE PROSPECTIVE TENANT OR LESSEE WITHOUT
THE IMPOSITION OF ANY CHARGE OR FEE THEREFOR BY ANY PARTY TO ANY PARTY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided that the public service  commission
is  authorized to  promulgate any and all rules and regulations and take
any other measures necessary to implement this act on its effective date
on or before such date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01890-02-5

S1780A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-o, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8097
2011-2012: S1878
2013-2014: S1736
2017-2018: S131, S2180
2019-2020: S2749

S1780A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires gas and electric utilities to make available to landlords or lessors, upon request of prospective tenants or lessees, information concerning gas and electric charges incurred for residential rental premises.

S1780A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1780A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1780--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
  cations -- recommitted to the Committee  on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to  making  gas  and
  electric billing information for residential rental premises available
  upon request

  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
66-o to read as follows:
  S  66-O.  GAS  AND ELECTRIC BILLING INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL
PREMISES. EVERY GAS CORPORATION, ELECTRIC CORPORATION  AND  MUNICIPALITY
SHALL  MAKE  AVAILABLE  TO  ANY LANDLORD OR LESSOR OF RESIDENTIAL RENTAL
PREMISES, WITHIN TEN DAYS OF RECEIPT OF A WRITTEN  OR  INTERNET  REQUEST
THEREFOR  FROM  ANY  PROSPECTIVE  TENANT OR LESSEE THEREOF, PRIOR TO THE
COMMENCEMENT OF TENANCY OR EXECUTION OF A LEASE, INFORMATION  CONSISTING
OF  THE  AVERAGE  MONTHLY  CHARGES  INCURRED AT SUCH PREMISES FOR GAS OR
ELECTRIC SERVICE OR BOTH FOR THE  LIFE  OF  THE  DWELLING  UNIT  OR  THE
PRECEDING  TWO  YEAR  PERIOD,  WHICHEVER IS SHORTER.   THE LETTER BY THE
PROSPECTIVE TENANT OR LESSEE SHALL INCLUDE THEIR NAME, ADDRESS, DRIVER'S
LICENSE NUMBER OR SOCIAL  SECURITY  NUMBER  OR  TAXPAYER  IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER  OR NON-DRIVER ID CARD OR ANY OFFICIAL DOCUMENTED OR UNDOCUMENTED
IMMIGRATION IDENTIFICATION, SIGNATURE, AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS BILLING
INFORMATION REQUESTED MAY ONLY BE USED FOR THE  PURPOSE  OF  DETERMINING
PRIOR  GAS  AND  ELECTRIC  USAGE  AS  A FACTOR IN DECIDING TO OCCUPY THE
DWELLING UNIT. EACH PROSPECTIVE TENANT OR LESSEE IS LIMITED TO  A  TOTAL
OF  FIVE REQUESTS IN A CALENDAR YEAR WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.  SUCH
INFORMATION SHALL BE IDENTIFIED SOLELY BY THE ADDRESS  OF  THE  DWELLING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01890-05-6

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