senate Bill S4056

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes the installation of water usage sub-meters by owners of multiple dwellings

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee


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Feb 26, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

S4056 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Environmental Conservation
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 15 Title 4 ยงยง15-0401 - 15-0405, En Con L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S145
2011-2012: S1693
2013-2014: S245

S4056 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the installation of water usage sub-meters by owners of multiple dwellings.

S4056 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4056 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4056

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to
  authorizing  the  installation  of water usage sub-meters by owners of
  multiple dwellings as defined herein

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

  Section 1. Article 15 of the environmental conservation law is amended
by adding a new title 4 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 4
                                SUB-METERING
SECTION 15-0401. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
        15-0403. DEFINITIONS.
        15-0405. INSTALLATION OF SUB-METERS REQUIRED.
S 15-0401. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.
  THE  STATE  LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAXIMUM
BENEFIT FROM THE STATE'S  WATER  RESOURCES  TO  THE  BROADEST  RANGE  OF
PUBLIC, PRIVATE USERS AT A MINIMUM COST AND WITH THE LEAST ADVERSE ENVI-
RONMENTAL  IMPACT,  IT IS NECESSARY AND IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST TO MANAGE
MORE EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY THE STATE'S WATER SUPPLIES. TO  FACILI-
TATE  THE CONSERVATION OF WATER, TO MINIMIZE WASTE, AND TO MAKE SPECIFIC
DETERMINATIONS OF THE AMOUNTS AND LOCATIONS OF ALL USERS OF WATER,  SUB-
METERING  OF  WATER  USERS  IN  MULTIPLE DWELLINGS IS NECESSARY.   WATER
CONSERVATION IS HARDER TO ACHIEVE IN MULTIPLE DWELLINGS BECAUSE  TENANTS
ARE NOT AWARE OF THEIR WATER USAGE. THEREFORE TO MINIMIZE WASTE AN OWNER
OF  A MULTIPLE DWELLING IS ENCOURAGED TO IMPLEMENT SUB-METERING FOR EACH
INDIVIDUAL UNIT.
S 15-0403. DEFINITIONS.
  1. "SUB-METER" SHALL MEAN A DEVICE WHICH RECORDS OR MEASURES THE WATER
USAGE FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL UNIT WITHIN A RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE DWELLING.
  2. "UNIT" SHALL MEAN A FAMILY APARTMENT WITHIN A MULTIPLE DWELLING.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09118-01-5

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