senate Bill S5673

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to false material statements related to a public utility

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to energy and telecommunications
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 14, 2019 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1397
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 10, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S5673 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8286
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §25, Pub Serv L

S5673 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to false material statements related to a public utility.

S5673 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5673 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5673

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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 false material
  statements related to a public utility

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

  Section 1. Section 25 of the public service law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 4-a to read as follows:
  4-A.  (A)  NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OR TWO OF
THIS SECTION, ANY PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY OR CORPORATION, AND  THE  OFFI-
CERS,  AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES THEREOF THAT KNOWINGLY MAKES A FALSE MATERIAL
STATEMENT, REPRESENTATION OR CERTIFICATION TO THE COMMISSION IN ANY RATE
PROCEEDING SHALL FORFEIT TO THE STATE OF NEW YORK A SUM  NOT  TO  EXCEED
TWO  HUNDRED  FIFTY  THOUSAND  DOLLARS.  EACH  FALSE MATERIAL STATEMENT,
REPRESENTATION OR CERTIFICATION SHALL CONSTITUTE A SEPARATE AND DISTINCT
OFFENSE FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION.
  (B) A PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY OR CORPORATION, AND THE OFFICERS,  AGENTS
OR  EMPLOYEES  THEREOF  THAT  DISCOVER  THAT A FALSE MATERIAL STATEMENT,
REPRESENTATION OR CERTIFICATION WAS PREVIOUSLY MADE TO THE COMMISSION IN
RELATION TO A RATE PROCEEDING SHALL DISCLOSE SUCH FALSE MATERIAL  STATE-
MENT,  REPRESENTATION  OR  CERTIFICATION  TO THE COMMISSION WITHIN THREE
BUSINESS DAYS OF  DISCOVERY.  FAILURE  TO  MAKE  SUCH  DISCLOSURE  SHALL
CONSTITUTE  A KNOWING VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND SHALL CAUSE SUCH
PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY  OR  CORPORATION  AND  THE  OFFICERS,  AGENTS  OR
EMPLOYEES  THEREOF TO BE LIABLE FOR FORFEITURE PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVI-
SION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10857-02-9

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