senate Bill S6869

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires legislative approval of increases in utility charges

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


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to energy and telecommunications
Sep 06, 2017 referred to rules

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S6869 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8666
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S1498, A1417
2021-2022: S1536, A1512

S6869 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "utility ratepayer protection act"; requires legislative approval of increases in utility charges.

S6869 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6869 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6869

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            September 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring  legis-
  lative approval of increases in utility charges

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

  Section 1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "utility
ratepayer protection act".
  §  2.    Subdivision  12  of  section  66 of the public service law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (b-1) to read as follows:
  (B-1) NO CHANGE SHALL BE MADE IN ANY RATE OR CHARGE, WHICH SHALL  HAVE
BEEN  FILED  BY A UTILITY IN COMPLIANCE WITH AN ORDER OF THE COMMISSION,
WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF BOTH HOUSES OF THE LEGISLATURE BY A MAJORITY VOTE
IN EACH HOUSE. THE UTILITY SHALL SUBMIT A WRITTEN REPORT TO THE LEGISLA-
TURE AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED  EIGHTY  DAYS  PRIOR  TO  THE  DATE  WHEN  ANY
PROPOSED  INCREASE  IN  FEES,  RENTALS  AND CHARGES FOR THE PROVISION OF
SERVICES BY THE UTILITY IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE EFFECT. SUCH  REPORT  SHALL
INCLUDE JUSTIFICATION FOR THE PROPOSED INCREASE, AND INFORMATION SETTING
FORTH  THE  CURRENT  FINANCIAL CONDITION OF THE UTILITY. THE LEGISLATURE
MAY REQUIRE ANY ADDITIONAL DATA OR INFORMATION THAT IT DEEMS  NECESSARY.
IF  THE  LEGISLATURE,  OR THE APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES THEREOF, FINDS THAT
THE PROPOSED INCREASES ARE NOT NECESSARY TO PRODUCE  SUFFICIENT  REVENUE
TO  MEET THE EXPENSE OF THE PROVISION OF SERVICES, INCLUDING THE MAINTE-
NANCE AND OPERATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE, THEN NO PROPOSED  INCREASE  SHALL
TAKE  EFFECT  UNTIL  APPROVED  BY  A  MAJORITY VOTE OF EACH HOUSE OF THE
LEGISLATURE.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13394-03-7

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