assembly Bill A3743

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes utility corporations, telegraph and telephone corporations, and cable television corporations to provide notice of bills to third parties

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 31, 2019 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A3743 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1620
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §40, Pub Serv L; add §393-f, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A509, S4290
2011-2012: A3693, S1112
2013-2014: A3907, S2639
2015-2016: A5794, S2440
2017-2018: A4355, A9696, S2294
2021-2022: A422, S3138

A3743 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes utility corporations, telegraph and telephone corporations, and cable television corporations to provide notice of bills to third parties at the request of the customer.

A3743 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3743

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ROZIC, COLTON, JAFFEE, PERRY, RIVERA, CAHILL,
  L. ROSENTHAL, GALEF -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  GIGLIO,  GLICK,
  GOTTFRIED,   LUPARDO,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  ZEBROWSKI  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

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

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