senate Bill S6692

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs utilities to study the potential health risks and effects of smart meters

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to energy and telecommunications
Sep 06, 2019 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S6692 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Services
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S5578

S6692 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs utilities to study the potential health risks and effects of smart meters including, but not limited to, the risks and effects of the installation of such smart meters, and recommended safe practices associated with the use of smart meters; requires utilities to report their findings to the public service commission; and requires the public service commission to prepare a comprehensive report to the governor and legislature.

S6692 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6692 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6692

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            September 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT directing utilities to  study  the  potential  health  risks  and
  effects  of  smart  meters;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Public health study of smart meters. 1. Definition. For the
purposes  of this section, "smart meter" shall mean a meter that records
electrical or natural gas consumption in real-time or over short  inter-
vals  and  communicates  such information to a utility through a two-way
information exchange.
  2. Utilities operating in the state and offering  smart  meters  shall
conduct  a  study  of  the  potential  health risks and effects of smart
meters including, but not limited to,  the  risks  and  effects  of  the
installation  of such smart meters, and recommended safe practices asso-
ciated with the use of smart meters.
  3. Not later than one year after the effective date of this act,  each
utility  shall  report to the public service commission on its findings.
Not later than eighteen months after the effective date of this act, the
public service commission shall prepare a comprehensive  report  to  the
governor  and  the legislature setting forth and evaluating the findings
of such utilities.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a  law,  and shall expire and be deemed repealed two years
after such effective date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13619-01-9

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.