senate Bill S4399

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Creates the state office of the utility consumer advocate

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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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 17, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 29, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2019 1st report cal.863
Apr 30, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Mar 11, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications

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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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2019

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

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S4399 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1966
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
2017-2018: S3923, A7293

S4399 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4399 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4399 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4399

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SAVINO, ADDABBO, 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.

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