assembly Bill A1903

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits the unauthorized change of a natural gas or electric service provider

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 01, 2016 referred to energy and telecommunications
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.87
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 18, 2015 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 10, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.210
rules report cal.210
reported
Jun 08, 2015 reported referred to rules
Jun 02, 2015 reported referred to codes
Jan 13, 2015 referred to consumer affairs and protection

A1903 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2557
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง65, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A351A, S3442A
2011-2012: A8433, S6455
2009-2010: A3245

A1903 - Summary

Prohibits suppliers of natural gas or electric service from changing a customer's supplier of gas or electric service (commonly known as "slamming") unless such supplier complies with requirements established by the public service commission; authorizes the commission to establish requirements for customer consent; makes enforcement provisions to punish violators of slamming requirements.

A1903 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1903

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public service law, in relation to unauthorized
  changes in suppliers of natural gas and electric service

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

  Section 1. Section 65 of the public service law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 16 to read as follows:
  16.  UNAUTHORIZED CHANGES IN NATURAL GAS OR ELECTRIC SERVICE PROHIBIT-
ED. (A) NO SUPPLIER OF GAS OR ELECTRIC SERVICE OR ANY  PERSON,  FIRM  OR
CORPORATION  ACTING  AS SUCH SUPPLIER'S AGENT OR REPRESENTATIVE SHALL ON
BEHALF OF A CUSTOMER MAKE OR DIRECT ANY CHANGE IN A SUPPLIER OF  GAS  OR
ELECTRIC  SERVICE UNLESS SUCH SUPPLIER, AGENT OR REPRESENTATIVE COMPLIES
WITH REQUIREMENTS TO AUTHORIZE AND VERIFY  THE  CHANGE.  THE  COMMISSION
SHALL  HAVE  THE  AUTHORITY  TO ESTABLISH REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING THE
AUTHORIZATION OF A CUSTOMER TO EFFECT A CHANGE IN THE CUSTOMER'S SUPPLI-
ER OF GAS OR ELECTRIC SERVICE AND FOR THE VERIFICATION OF  SUCH  CHANGE.
IN  CONSTRUING AND ENFORCING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE ACT
OF ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION ACTING AS AN AGENT OR  REPRESENTATIVE
OF  A  SUPPLIER OF GAS OR ELECTRIC SERVICE SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE THE ACT
OF SUCH SUPPLIER OF GAS OR ELECTRIC SERVICE. FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SUBDIVISION,  "SUPPLIER  OF  GAS  OR ELECTRIC SERVICE" SHALL INCLUDE ANY
PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION THAT OFFERS, SELLS OR DELIVERS ALL  OR  PART
OF NATURAL GAS OR ELECTRIC SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A GAS
OR  ELECTRIC  DISTRIBUTION COMPANY, A GAS OR ELECTRIC CORPORATION, A GAS
OR ELECTRICITY PROVIDER, MARKETER, AGGREGATOR OR BROKER.
  (B) THE FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH  THE  PROVISIONS  IN  THIS  SUBDIVISION
SHALL  SUBJECT A SUPPLIER OF GAS OR ELECTRIC SERVICE TO EITHER THE JUDI-
CIAL PENALTY AUTHORIZED IN SECTION TWENTY-FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER  FOR  THE
FAILURE OR NEGLECT TO OBEY OR COMPLY WITH A PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER OR
THE  ADMINISTRATIVE  PENALTY ESTABLISHED IN THIS SUBDIVISION. IN SEEKING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00703-01-5

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