senate Bill S3356A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Creates the state office of the utility consumer advocate

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 25, 2016 print number 3356a
Jan 25, 2016 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 06, 2016 referred to energy and telecommunications
Feb 05, 2015 referred to energy and telecommunications

Co-Sponsors

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S3356 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A180
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1-A §§28-a - 28-d, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4550, A6239
2017-2018: S3923, A7293
2019-2020: S4399, A1966

S3356 - Summary

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

S3356 - Sponsor Memo

S3356 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3356

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SAVINO,  KLEIN, VALESKY, AVELLA, CARLUCCI -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications

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.
  (D) "UTILITY COMPANY" MEANS ANY PERSON OR ENTITY OPERATING  AN  AGENCY
FOR  PUBLIC  SERVICE,  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE PERSONS OR
ENTITIES  SUBJECT  TO  THE  JURISDICTION,  SUPERVISION  AND  REGULATIONS
PRESCRIBED BY OR PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S  28-B.  ESTABLISHMENT  OF  THE  STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER
ADVOCATE. THERE IS ESTABLISHED THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY  CONSUMER
ADVOCATE  TO  REPRESENT  THE INTERESTS OF RESIDENTIAL UTILITY CUSTOMERS.
THE UTILITY CONSUMER ADVOCATE SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE  GOVERNOR  TO  A
TERM OF SIX YEARS, UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE. THE UTILI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01827-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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S3356A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A180
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1-A §§28-a - 28-d, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4550, A6239
2017-2018: S3923, A7293
2019-2020: S4399, A1966

S3356A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3356A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3356A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3356--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SAVINO, KLEIN, VALESKY, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, ADDABBO,
  KRUEGER, LANZA, LATIMER, MARTINS, MONTGOMERY, PANEPINTO, SERINO, SQUA-
  DRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be commit-
  ted to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications  --  recommitted
  to  the  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications 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 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.
  (D) "UTILITY COMPANY" MEANS ANY PERSON OR ENTITY OPERATING  AN  AGENCY
FOR  PUBLIC  SERVICE,  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE PERSONS OR
ENTITIES  SUBJECT  TO  THE  JURISDICTION,  SUPERVISION  AND  REGULATIONS
PRESCRIBED BY OR PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01827-03-6

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