assembly Bill A10521

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to issuing a moratorium on utility termination of services during periods of pandemics and/or state of emergencies

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2020 signed chap.108
Jun 05, 2020 delivered to governor
May 28, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
May 27, 2020 ordered to third reading rules cal.54
substituted for a10521
May 27, 2020 substituted by s8113a
rules report cal.54
reported
reported referred to rules
May 26, 2020 reported referred to ways and means
May 24, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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May 26, 2020 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S8113A
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committee
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Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 26, 2020

aye wr (1)

May 24, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8113A
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Aye
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Nay
1
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0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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A10521 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8113
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§32, 89-b, 91 & 89-l, Pub Serv L

A10521 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to issuing a moratorium on utility termination of services during periods of pandemics and/or state of emergencies.

A10521 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10521

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Mosley) --
  read once and referred to the Committee on  Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to issuing a morato-
  rium  on  utility  termination of services during periods of pandemics
  and/or state of emergencies

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision 6 of section 32 of the public service law, as
added by chapter 686 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  6. NO UTILITY CORPORATION OR MUNICIPALITY SHALL TERMINATE  OR  DISCON-
NECT  SERVICES  TO  ANY  RESIDENTIAL  CUSTOMER FOR THE NON-PAYMENT OF AN
OVERDUE CHARGE FOR THE DURATION OF THE STATE DISASTER EMERGENCY DECLARED
PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER TWO  HUNDRED  TWO  OF  TWO  THOUSAND  TWENTY
(HEREIN AFTER "THE COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY").
  UTILITY  CORPORATIONS  AND MUNICIPALITIES SHALL HAVE A DUTY TO RESTORE
SERVICE, TO THE EXTENT NOT ALREADY REQUIRED UNDER THIS CHAPTER,  TO  ANY
RESIDENTIAL  CUSTOMER  WITHIN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS IF SUCH SERVICE HAS BEEN
TERMINATED DURING THE PENDENCY OF THE COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY.
  7. FOR A PERIOD OF ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS AFTER THE COVID-19 STATE OF
EMERGENCY IS LIFTED OR EXPIRES, NO UTILITY CORPORATION  OR  MUNICIPALITY
SHALL  TERMINATE  OR  DISCONNECT  THE  SERVICE OF A RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER
BECAUSE OF DEFAULTED DEFERRED PAYMENT AGREEMENTS OR ARREARS OWED TO  THE
UTILITY CORPORATION OR MUNICIPALITY WHEN SUCH CUSTOMER HAS EXPERIENCED A
CHANGE  IN FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES DUE TO THE COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGEN-
CY, AS DEFINED BY THE DEPARTMENT.   THE UTILITY CORPORATION  OR  MUNICI-
PALITY  SHALL  PROVIDE SUCH RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER WITH THE RIGHT TO ENTER
INTO, OR RESTRUCTURE, A DEFERRED PAYMENT AGREEMENT WITHOUT THE  REQUIRE-
MENT OF A DOWN PAYMENT, LATE FEES, OR PENALTIES, AS SUCH IS PROVIDED FOR
IN THIS ARTICLE.
  8.  EVERY  UTILITY CORPORATION OR MUNICIPALITY SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE TO
RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS, IN A WRITING TO BE INCLUDED WITH A BILL STATEMENT
OR, WHEN APPROPRIATE, VIA ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION AND SHALL FURTHER MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO  CONTACT  CUSTOMERS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets