assembly Bill A17

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to utility intervenor reimbursement

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to energy
Jan 04, 2017 referred to energy

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A17 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3250
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §24-c, Pub Serv L; add §97-pppp, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8722, S7687
2011-2012: A27, S1088
2013-2014: A1247, S3236
2015-2016: A860, S1090
2019-2020: A145, S3605

A17 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to utility intervenor reimbursement.

A17 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   17

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. FARRELL,
  GLICK,  GOTTFRIED,  HEVESI, ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Energy

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to utility  interve-
  nor  reimbursement; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to
  establishing the utility intervenor account

  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
24-c to read as follows:
  § 24-C.   UTILITY INTERVENOR  REIMBURSEMENT.  1.    AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "COMPENSATION"  MEANS PAYMENT FROM THE UTILITY INTERVENOR ACCOUNT
FUND ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-PPPP OF THE STATE FINANCE  LAW,
FOR  ALL  OR  PART, AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT, OF REASONABLE ADVO-
CATE'S FEES, REASONABLE EXPERT WITNESS FEES, AND OTHER REASONABLE  COSTS
FOR PREPARATION AND PARTICIPATION IN A PROCEEDING.
  (B)  "PARTICIPANT"  MEANS A GROUP OF PERSONS THAT APPLY JOINTLY FOR AN
AWARD OF COMPENSATION UNDER THIS SECTION AND WHO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS
OF A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL OR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS, OR A
NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN THIS STATE  AUTHORIZED  PURSUANT  TO  ITS
ARTICLES  OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF RESI-
DENTIAL OR SMALL  BUSINESS  UTILITY  CUSTOMERS.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION,  A  PARTICIPANT  DOES  NOT INCLUDE A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OR
OTHER ORGANIZATION WHOSE PRINCIPAL INTERESTS ARE THE WELFARE OF A PUBLIC
UTILITY OR ITS INVESTORS OR EMPLOYEES, OR THE WELFARE  OF  ONE  OR  MORE
BUSINESSES  OR  INDUSTRIES  WHICH RECEIVE UTILITY SERVICE ORDINARILY AND
PRIMARILY FOR USE IN CONNECTION  WITH  THE  PROFIT-SEEKING  MANUFACTURE,
SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF GOODS OR SERVICES.

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