senate Bill S2355

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the department of state and public service commission to study and report upon disclosure by utilities to credit reporting agencies of late payments

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 12, 2019 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 11, 2019 advanced to third reading
Feb 05, 2019 2nd report cal.
Feb 04, 2019 1st report cal.118
Jan 24, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Feb 4, 2019 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S2355
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Feb 4, 2019

nay (1)

S2355 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2330
Law Section:
Public Services
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A7817
2011-2012: A4830
2013-2014: A2338
2015-2016: S7784, A759
2017-2018: S5039, A657

S2355 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of state and the public service commission to study and report upon the prevalence of the disclosure by public utilities, cable television companies and cellular telephone service providers to credit reporting agencies of late payments and defaults in payment of fees and charges by consumers.

S2355 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2355 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2355

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2019
                               ___________

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 direct the department of state and the public service commis-
  sion to jointly study and report upon the provision to consumer credit
  reporting agencies  by  public  utility  companies,  cable  television
  companies  and  cellular telephone service suppliers of information on
  late payments of or default on any fees or charges incurred by consum-
  ers; 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.  The department of state and the public service  commission
shall  jointly examine, evaluate and make recommendations concerning the
prevalence of reporting, disclosure and otherwise  making  available  to
any  consumer  credit reporting agency, as defined in subdivision (k) of
section 380-a of the general business law, by any public utility company
as defined in subdivision 23 of section 2 of the public service law, any
municipality engaged in providing any public utility,  any  cable  tele-
vision  company as defined in subdivision 1 of section 212 of the public
service law, any wireless communications service supplier as defined  in
subdivision  12  of section 301 of the county law, the Long Island power
authority or the power authority of the state of New York, any  informa-
tion  relating  to  the late payment of or default on the payment of any
charges or fees by consumers for the provision of any public utility  or
other services or goods. The department and commission shall study, with
particular  care, the practice of reporting consumer payment information
by the above entities to consumer credit  reporting  agencies  and  make
recommendations  on the regulatory and statutory provisions necessary to
protect consumers in this area.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06942-01-9

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