senate Bill S3605

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to utility intervenor reimbursement

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 10, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2020 referred to energy and telecommunications
Apr 09, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Feb 11, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Mar 10, 2020 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S3605
6
3
committee
6
Aye
3
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Mar 10, 2020

nay (3)

Apr 9, 2019 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S3605
6
2
committee
6
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Apr 9, 2019

nay (2)
aye wr (1)

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S3605 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A145
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §24-c, Pub Serv L; add §97-ssss, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S7687, A8722
2011-2012: S1088, A27
2013-2014: S3236, A1247
2015-2016: S1090, A860
2017-2018: S3250, A17

S3605 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to utility intervenor reimbursement.

S3605 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3605 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3605

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 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 amend the public service law, in relation to utility interve-
  nor reimbursement; and to amend the state finance law, in relation  to
  establishing the utility intervenor account

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

  Section 1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new  section
24-c to read as follows:
  §  24-C.    UTILITY  INTERVENOR  REIMBURSEMENT.  1.    AS USED IN THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "COMPENSATION" MEANS PAYMENT FROM THE UTILITY  INTERVENOR  ACCOUNT
FUND  ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-SSSS OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW,
FOR ALL OR PART, AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT,  OF  REASONABLE  ADVO-
CATE'S  FEES, REASONABLE EXPERT WITNESS FEES, AND OTHER REASONABLE COSTS
FOR PREPARATION AND PARTICIPATION IN A PROCEEDING.
  (B) "PARTICIPANT" MEANS A GROUP OF PERSONS THAT APPLY JOINTLY  FOR  AN
AWARD OF COMPENSATION UNDER THIS SECTION AND WHO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS
OF A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL OR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS, OR A
NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION  IN  THIS  STATE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO ITS
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF  RESI-
DENTIAL  OR  SMALL  BUSINESS  UTILITY  CUSTOMERS.  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, A PARTICIPANT DOES NOT INCLUDE  A  NON-PROFIT  ORGANIZATION  OR
OTHER ORGANIZATION WHOSE PRINCIPAL INTERESTS ARE THE WELFARE OF A PUBLIC
UTILITY  OR  ITS  INVESTORS  OR EMPLOYEES, OR THE WELFARE OF ONE OR MORE
BUSINESSES OR INDUSTRIES WHICH RECEIVE UTILITY  SERVICE  ORDINARILY  AND
PRIMARILY  FOR  USE  IN  CONNECTION WITH THE PROFIT-SEEKING MANUFACTURE,
SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF GOODS OR SERVICES.
  (C) "OTHER REASONABLE COSTS" MEANS REASONABLE  OUT-OF-POCKET  EXPENSES
DIRECTLY  INCURRED  BY  A  PARTICIPANT  THAT ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE

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

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