|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 09, 2018||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S8523
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
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S8523 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8523 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8523 SPONSOR: CARLUCCI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring utility companies to reimburse consumers in the event of a prolonged power outage PURPOSE: This bill would make utility companies responsible for the reimbursement of any spoiled food or spoiled medication after a residential home expe- riences a power outage lasting seventy-two consecutive hours or more. Additionally, the bill would make utility companies responsible for the reimbursement of spoiled food to local business owners. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of this bill amends the public service law by adding a new section 77-a to establish utility reimbursement requirements. Section two provides the effective date.
S8523 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8523 I N S E N A T E May 9, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring utility companies to reimburse consumers in the event of a prolonged power outage 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 77-a to read as follows: § 77-A. UTILITY REIMBURSEMENT REQUIREMENTS. 1. IN THE EVENT THAT A RESIDENTIAL HOME EXPERIENCES A POWER OUTAGE LASTING SEVENTY-TWO CONSEC- UTIVE HOURS OR MORE WITHOUT HAVING BEEN RESOLVED BY THE UTILITY COMPANY, THE UTILITY COMPANY SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING: (A) FULL REIMBURSEMENT OF ANY FOOD SPOILED DUE TO LACK OF REFRIGER- ATION. CUSTOMERS SHALL PROVIDE THE UTILITY COMPANY AN ITEMIZED LIST OF ALL FOOD SPOILED OR PROOF OF PURCHASE WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS OF THE OUTAGE. THE UTILITY COMPANY SHALL REIMBURSE THE CUSTOMER WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS OF THE RECEIPT OF THE ITEMIZED LIST OR PROOF OF PURCHASE. THE AMOUNT OF THE REIMBURSEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED A TOTAL OF TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS FOR CUSTOMERS WHO PROVIDE AN ITEMIZED LIST. THE AMOUNT OF THE REIMBURSEMENT FOR CUSTOMERS WHO PROVIDE AN ITEMIZED RECEIPT MAY RECEIVE THE FULL AMOUNT TO COVER FOOD SPOILED. (B) FULL REIMBURSEMENT OF ANY MEDICATION SPOILED DUE TO LACK OF REFRIGERATION. CUSTOMERS SHALL PROVIDE THE UTILITY COMPANY AN ITEMIZED LIST AND PROOF OF MEDICATION LOST DUE TO LACK OF REFRIGERATION WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS OF THE OUTAGE. PROOF MAY INCLUDE PHARMACY PRESCRIPTION LABEL, PHARMACY RECEIPT OR A LETTER FROM THE PRESCRIBING PHYSICIAN. THE UTILITY COMPANY SHALL REIMBURSE THE CUSTOMER WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS OF THE RECEIPT OF THE ITEMIZED LIST AND PROOF OF MEDICATION LOST. (C) FULL REIMBURSEMENT TO LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS FOR ANY FOOD SPOILED DUE TO LACK OF REFRIGERATION. BUSINESS OWNERS WILL PROVIDE THE UTILITY COMPANY WITH AN ITEMIZED LIST FOR ALL FOOD SPOILED OR PROOF OF PURCHASE WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS OF THE OUTAGE. THE UTILITY COMPANY SHALL REIMBURSE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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