assembly Bill A1966

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates the state office of the utility consumer advocate

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Current Bill Status Via S4399 - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 19, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.487
substituted for a1966
Jun 19, 2019 substituted by s4399
Jun 18, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.487
rules report cal.487
reported
Jun 14, 2019 reported referred to rules
Mar 05, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 18, 2019 referred to consumer affairs and protection

Votes

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May 21, 2019 - Finance committee Vote

S4399
16
4
committee
16
Aye
4
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 30, 2019 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S4399
6
1
committee
6
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2019

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

Co-Sponsors

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A1966 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4399
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: A6239, S4550
2015-2016: A180, S3356
2017-2018: A7293, S3923

A1966 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A1966 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1966

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 18, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DINOWITZ, PEOPLES-STOKES, PAULIN, GOTTFRIED,
  L. ROSENTHAL,  ZEBROWSKI,  CRESPO,  WEPRIN,  JAFFEE,  GALEF,   CAHILL,
  COLTON,  LIFTON,  ABINANTI,  HEVESI,  COOK,  STIRPE,  STECK,  LUPARDO,
  GUNTHER, MOSLEY, ORTIZ,  PERRY,  SANTABARBARA,  SIMOTAS,  JEAN-PIERRE,
  M. G. MILLER,  ARROYO, JOYNER, FAHY, OTIS, HUNTER, BARRETT, SEAWRIGHT,
  LAVINE, TAYLOR, RAIA, MONTESANO -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.
  ENGLEBRIGHT,  GLICK, McDONOUGH, RIVERA, SIMON, THIELE -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

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.

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

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