senate Bill S3360A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to home heating system conversion; requires certification by a utility company, gas corporation, electric corporation or contractor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.450
substituted for a6193a
Jun 17, 2019 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1424
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 11, 2019 print number 3360a
Jun 11, 2019 amend and recommit to consumer protection
Feb 06, 2019 referred to consumer protection

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S3360 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6193
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §778-aa, Gen Bus L; amd §378, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S646, A8659

S3360 - Summary

Relates to home heating system conversion; requires written notice regarding such conversion.

S3360 - Sponsor Memo

S3360 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3360

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GAUGHRAN, BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer
  Protection

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business law and the executive law, in
  relation to home heating system conversion

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 778-aa of the general business
law, as added by chapter 129 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read  as
follows:
  1.  All home improvement contractors as defined in subdivision five of
section seven hundred seventy  of  this  chapter  or  any  other  person
providing  an  estimate  or  engaged in the installation of home heating
systems shall include in any estimate  of  the  cost  of  converting  an
existing  oil  home heating system to [either] a natural gas [or], elec-
tric OR ANY OTHER home heating system a separate estimate detailing  the
costs related to the closure, abandonment and/or removal of a home heat-
ing oil storage tank. In addition, any person making such estimate shall
also provide a copy of any applicable local law, or if there is no local
law then such person shall provide a written statement to that effect.
  §  2.  Section 778-aa of the general business law is amended by adding
two new subdivisions 3 and 4 to read as follows:
  3. FOLLOWING THE CONVERSION OF AN EXISTING HOME HEATING SYSTEM FROM AN
OIL HOME HEATING SYSTEM TO AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF  HOME  HEATING,  AND
PRIOR  TO  THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE NEW HOME HEATING SERVICE, THE UTILITY
COMPANY, GAS CORPORATION, OR ELECTRIC CORPORATION, AS DEFINED IN SECTION
TWO OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE LAW, OR ANY HOME  IMPROVEMENT  CONTRACTOR  WHO
INSTALLED  THE ALTERNATE HOME HEATING SYSTEM, SHALL PROVIDE TO THE HOME-
OWNER A WRITTEN COPY OF THE NOTICE CREATED BY THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  STATE
PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION, IN NO LESS THAN 14 POINT
BOLD TYPE AND SEPARATE FORM FROM ANY OTHER  DOCUMENT  PROVIDED  TO  SUCH

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

Co-Sponsors

S3360A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6193
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §778-aa, Gen Bus L; amd §378, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S646, A8659

S3360A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to home heating system conversion; requires written notice regarding such conversion.

S3360A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3360A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3360--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GAUGHRAN, BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer
  Protection -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business law and the executive law, in
  relation to home heating system conversion

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 778-aa of the general business
law, as added by chapter 129 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read  as
follows:
  1.  All home improvement contractors as defined in subdivision five of
section seven hundred seventy  of  this  chapter  or  any  other  person
providing  an  estimate  or  engaged in the installation of home heating
systems shall include in any estimate  of  the  cost  of  converting  an
existing  oil  home heating system to [either] a natural gas [or], elec-
tric OR ANY OTHER home heating system a separate estimate detailing  the
costs related to the closure, abandonment and/or removal of a home heat-
ing oil storage tank. In addition, any person making such estimate shall
also provide a copy of any applicable local law, or if there is no local
law then such person shall provide a written statement to that effect.
  §  2.  Section 778-aa of the general business law is amended by adding
two new subdivisions 3 and 4 to read as follows:
  3. UPON ENTERING INTO AN AGREEMENT FOR THE CONVERSION OF  AN  EXISTING
HOME  HEATING  SYSTEM  FROM AN OIL HOME HEATING SYSTEM TO AN ALTERNATIVE
METHOD OF HOME HEATING, AND PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF  THE  NEW  HOME
HEATING  SERVICE,  THE  UTILITY  COMPANY,  GAS  CORPORATION, OR ELECTRIC
CORPORATION, AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE LAW, OR ANY
HOME  IMPROVEMENT  CONTRACTOR  INSTALLING  THE  ALTERNATE  HOME  HEATING
SYSTEM,  SHALL  PROVIDE  TO  THE  HOMEOWNER A WRITTEN COPY OF THE NOTICE
CREATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF  THIS

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

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