senate Bill S3923A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Creates the state office of the utility consumer advocate

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 13, 2018 print number 3923a
Apr 13, 2018 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 03, 2018 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 30, 2017 referred to energy and telecommunications

Co-Sponsors

S3923 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7293
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1-A §§28-a - 28-d, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4550, A6239
2015-2016: S3356, A180
2019-2020: S4399, A1966

S3923 - Summary

Creates the state office of the utility consumer advocate to represent interests of residential utility customers.

S3923 - Sponsor Memo

S3923 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3923

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SAVINO,  KLEIN, VALESKY, AVELLA, CARLUCCI -- 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, in relation to creating the
  state office of the utility consumer advocate

  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 article
1-A to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 1-A
            THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER ADVOCATE
SECTION 28-A. DEFINITIONS.
        28-B. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY  CONSUMER
                ADVOCATE.
        28-C. POWERS  OF  THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER ADVO-
                CATE.
        28-D. REPORTS.
  § 28-A. DEFINITIONS. WHEN USED IN  THIS  ARTICLE:    (A)  "DEPARTMENT"
MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE.
  (B) "COMMISSION" MEANS THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
  (C)  "RESIDENTIAL  UTILITY  CUSTOMER"  MEANS ANY PERSON WHO IS SOLD OR
OFFERED FOR SALE RESIDENTIAL UTILITY SERVICE BY A UTILITY COMPANY.
  (D) "UTILITY COMPANY" MEANS ANY PERSON OR ENTITY OPERATING  AN  AGENCY
FOR  PUBLIC  SERVICE,  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE PERSONS OR
ENTITIES  SUBJECT  TO  THE  JURISDICTION,  SUPERVISION  AND  REGULATIONS
PRESCRIBED BY OR PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.
  §  28-B.  ESTABLISHMENT  OF  THE  STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER
ADVOCATE. THERE IS ESTABLISHED THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY  CONSUMER
ADVOCATE  TO  REPRESENT  THE INTERESTS OF RESIDENTIAL UTILITY CUSTOMERS.
THE UTILITY CONSUMER ADVOCATE SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE  GOVERNOR  TO  A
TERM OF SIX YEARS, UPON THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE. THE UTILI-

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

Co-Sponsors

S3923A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7293
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1-A §§28-a - 28-d, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4550, A6239
2015-2016: S3356, A180
2019-2020: S4399, A1966

S3923A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the state office of the utility consumer advocate to represent interests of residential utility customers.

S3923A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3923A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3923--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SAVINO,  KLEIN, VALESKY, AVELLA, CARLUCCI -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Energy  and  Telecommunications  --  recommitted to the
  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications in accordance  with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law,  in  relation  to  creating  the
  state office of the utility consumer advocate

  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  article
1-A to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 1-A
            THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER ADVOCATE
SECTION 28-A. DEFINITIONS.
        28-B. ESTABLISHMENT  OF THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER
                ADVOCATE.
        28-C. POWERS OF THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY  CONSUMER  ADVO-
                CATE.
        28-D. REPORTS.
  §  28-A.  DEFINITIONS.  WHEN  USED IN THIS ARTICLE:   (A) "DEPARTMENT"
MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE.
  (B) "COMMISSION" MEANS THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
  (C) "RESIDENTIAL UTILITY CUSTOMER" MEANS ANY PERSON  WHO  IS  SOLD  OR
OFFERED FOR SALE RESIDENTIAL UTILITY SERVICE BY A UTILITY COMPANY.
  (D)  "UTILITY  COMPANY" MEANS ANY PERSON OR ENTITY OPERATING AN AGENCY
FOR PUBLIC SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,  THOSE  PERSONS  OR
ENTITIES  SUBJECT  TO  THE  JURISDICTION,  SUPERVISION  AND  REGULATIONS
PRESCRIBED BY OR PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.
  § 28-B. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE  OFFICE  OF  THE  UTILITY  CONSUMER
ADVOCATE.  THERE IS ESTABLISHED THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER

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

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