Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 26, 2020||
referred to energy and telecommunications
Senate Bill S7858
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S7858 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S7858 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7858 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to utility member- ship dues used for lobbying activities PURPOSE: The proposed legislation will prevent public utility companies from circumventing pre-existing law that already precludes these companies from charging their customers the cost of legislative lobbying. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 114-a of the Public Service law to add addi- tional language that will prevent utility companies from charging the cost of membership dues to customers, when such membership dues are for membership in a lobbying organization, association, institution or corporation.
2019-S7858 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7858 I N S E N A T E February 26, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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 utility member- ship dues used for lobbying activities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 114-a of the public service law, as added by chap- ter 334 of the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows: § 114-a. Rates not to include cost of legislative lobbying. In deter- mining rates to be charged customers, the commission shall not include the cost of legislative lobbying on behalf of any public utility as part of any such utility's operational costs AND THE COMMISSION SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR ANY ORGANIZATION, ASSOCIATION, INSTITUTION, CORPORATION OR ANY OTHER ENTITY THAT ENGAGES IN LEGISLATIVE LOBBYING AS PART OF ANY SUCH UTILITY'S OPERATIONAL COSTS. As used in this section, legislative lobbying shall mean and include any attempt by any person on behalf of a public utility to influence the passage or defeat of any legislation by either house of the legislature or the congress, or the approval or disapproval of any legislation by the governor; provided however, legislative lobbying shall not include any appearance by any person on behalf of a public utility before a commit- tee of either house of the legislature or the congress where any such appearance is at the request of any such committee. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14648-02-0
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