senate Bill S3916

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to consumer cost mitigation programs

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to energy and telecommunications
Feb 20, 2015 referred to energy and telecommunications

S3916 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1086
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง65-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7099, A9571

S3916 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to consumer cost mitigation programs.

S3916 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3916 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3916

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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 consumer cost
  mitigation programs

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  2013-14  winter season brought
severe winter storms and temperatures well below average.  This  unusual
and  unpredictable  weather  has resulted in significantly higher energy
supply costs which has caused drastically higher utility bills for resi-
dential and small business utility customers. The higher utility charges
are a significant burden on our  residents  and  our  small  businesses.
Because utility companies have the expertise to monitor wholesale energy
supply  prices  and to calculate anticipated and actual increases in the
bills of utility customers, this information should be used  to  develop
and  implement  programs  to level out utility costs for these important
customers. Such programs can be structured and  implemented  to  provide
lower  and  more  stable energy costs for customers while simultaneously
allowing public utility companies to recoup their costs over  a  reason-
able  amount  of  time.  Therefore,  the  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares that it is in the public interest to require such  programs  in
order  to  ensure  safe  and  adequate  service with just and reasonable
charges across the state of New York.
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 65-c to
read as follows:
  S 65-C. INCREASE IN ENERGY SUPPLY  PRICES;  CONSUMER  COST  MITIGATION
PROGRAM.  1.  SUBJECT  TO  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  TWO OF THIS
SECTION, EACH PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY SHALL  IMPLEMENT  A  CONSUMER  COST
MITIGATION  PROGRAM  SUBSTANTIALLY  SIMILAR  TO THE PROGRAM DESCRIBED IN
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION CASE NUMBER 14-E-0026  IN  ORDER  TO  MITIGATE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00548-01-5

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