Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 31, 2022||
referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Assembly Bill A10511
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-A10511 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-A10511 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Permits the rendering of an estimated bill from a utility corporation or municipality under certain circumstances; requires each utility corporation and municipality within six months to submit to the commission a model procedure for the calculation of estimated bills that incorporates best practices and technology and accounts for any barriers to the use of actual meter readings.
2021-A10511 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10511 I N A S S E M B L Y May 31, 2022 ___________ Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Jacobson) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to permitting the rendering of an estimated bill from a utility corporation or munici- pality under certain circumstances THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 39 of the public service law, as amended by chapter 686 of the laws of 2002, is amended and a new subdi- vision 1-a is added to read as follows: 1. A utility corporation or municipality may, in accordance with such requirements as the commission may impose by regulation, render an esti- mated bill for any billing period if: (a) the procedure used by such utility or municipality for calculating estimated bills has been approved by the commission, and the bill clearly indicates that it is based on an estimated reading and (b) the utility owning the meter and providing the meter reading data on which the estimated bill will be based or the municipality has made reasonable effort to obtain an actual meter reading or (c) circumstances beyond the control of the utility or municipality made an actual reading of the meter extremely difficult or (d) circumstances indicate a reported reading is likely to be erroneous, or (e) an estimated reading is prescribed or authorized by the commis- sion for a billing period between periods when actual meter readings are scheduled or for seasonal or short term customers. OUTSIDE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED CRITERIA FOR ESTIMATED BILLING PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, ALL OTHER BILLS SHALL USE ACTUAL METER READINGS, HOWEVER SUCH READINGS MAY BE OBTAINED. 1-A. THE COMMISSION SHALL REQUIRE EACH UTILITY CORPORATION AND MUNICI- PALITY WITHIN SIX MONTHS TO SUBMIT TO THE COMMISSION A MODEL PROCEDURE FOR THE CALCULATION OF ESTIMATED BILLS THAT INCORPORATES BEST PRACTICES AND TECHNOLOGY AND ACCOUNTS FOR ANY BARRIERS TO THE USE OF ACTUAL METER READINGS. ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE, THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD16028-01-2
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