|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 28, 2019||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S6241
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6241 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6241 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Directs the department of public service to adjust each utility corporation's residential fixed charge upon such corporation's filing with the department of an amendment of rate schedules, to recover only the fixed costs and operation and maintenance expenses directly related to metering, billing, service connections and the provision of customer service.
S6241 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6241 SPONSOR: METZGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to adjustment of electric residential fixed charges PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to limit the fixed charges that resi- dential consumers pay on their utility bills. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Amends public service law adding a new section 42-a. Utili- ties will only be permitted to charge residential consumers for the costs directly related to metering, billing, service connection, and customer service. Section 2 - Effective Date.
S6241 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6241 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 28, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. METZGER -- 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 adjustment of electric residential fixed charges 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 42-a to read as follows: § 42-A. ADJUSTMENT OF ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION COMPANY RESIDENTIAL FIXED CHARGE. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION "RESIDENTIAL FIXED CHARGE" MEANS ANY FIXED FEE CHARGED TO RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC CUSTOMERS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, (A) A FIXED CHARGE FOR DISTRIBUTION BASIC SERVICE, (B) A DISTRIBUTION CUSTOMER SERVICE CHARGE, (C) A CUSTOMER CHARGE, OR (D) A BASIC SERVICE FEE WHICH IS SEPARATE AND DISTINCT FROM ANY DISTRIBUTION CHARGE PER KILOWATT-HOUR. 2. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ADJUST EACH UTILITY CORPORATION'S RESIDENTIAL FIXED CHARGE UPON SUCH CORPORATION'S FILING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF AN AMENDMENT OF RATE SCHEDULES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FOUR OF THIS CHAPTER, TO RECOVER ONLY THE FIXED COSTS AND OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE EXPENSES DIRECTLY RELATED TO METERING, BILLING, SERVICE CONNECTIONS AND THE PROVISION OF CUSTOMER SERVICE. 3. THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT PERMIT OR ENABLE THE DEPARTMENT TO CAUSE A COST SHIFT TO OTHER RATE CLASSES. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13034-01-9
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