Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to energy and telecommunications
|Jan 12, 2017||
referred to energy and telecommunications
Senate Bill S2294
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S2294 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S2294 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2294 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public service law and the general business law, in relation to third party notification PURPOSE : To offer residential utility, phone and cable customers who have difficulty keeping up with their bills, the option of having notice of amounts due, collection attempts, and termination of services sent to a trusted third party. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one of the bill amends section 40 of the public service law to clarify that third party notification programs already required of utilities must offer notice of amounts due or past due on routine bills, and the amounts paid by or on behalf of the customer, as well as collection and termination notices. Section two of the bill amends the general business law by adding a new section 393-f that will require every telegraph and telephone corporation, cable television corporation, cellular phone company, or municipality to designate a third party to receive notice of the total amount due or past due on all bills, the amounts of any payments made by or on behalf of the customer, as well as copies of all collection
2017-S2294 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2294 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 12, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PARKER, PERKINS, SQUADRON -- 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 and the general business law, in relation to third party notification THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 40 of the public service law, as amended by chapter 631 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows: § 40. Voluntary third-party [notice prior to termination of service] NOTIFICATION. 1. Every utility corporation or municipality shall permit a residential customer to designate a third-party to receive NOTICE OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE OR PAST DUE ON ALL BILLS, THE AMOUNTS OF ANY PAYMENTS PAID BY OR ON BEHALF OF SUCH RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER, AND copies of all notices relating to termination of service [or] AND NOTICES RELATING TO collection of amounts due sent to such residential customer, provided that the designated third-party indicates in writing a willing- ness to receive such notices. 2. Every utility corporation or municipality shall permit a landlord, upon written request of both the landlord and tenant, to designate a third-party to be notified of all requests for discontinuance of service to units owned by such landlord. § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 393-f to read as follows: § 393-F. VOLUNTARY THIRD-PARTY NOTIFICATION. 1. EVERY TELEGRAPH OR TELEPHONE CORPORATION, CABLE TELEVISION CORPORATION, CELLULAR PHONE COMPANY, OR MUNICIPALITY SHALL PERMIT A RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER TO DESIG- NATE A THIRD-PARTY TO RECEIVE NOTICE OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE OR PAST DUE ON ALL BILLS, THE AMOUNTS OF ANY PAYMENTS PAID BY OR ON BEHALF OF SUCH RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER, AND COPIES OF ALL NOTICES RELATING TO TERMINATION OF SERVICE AND NOTICES RELATING TO COLLECTION OF AMOUNTS DUE SENT TO EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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