assembly Bill A422

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes utility corporations, telegraph and telephone corporations, and cable television corporations to provide notice of bills to third parties

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A422 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3138
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §40, Pub Serv L; add §393-f, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A509, S4290
2011-2012: A3693, S1112
2013-2014: A3907, S2639
2015-2016: A5794, S2440
2017-2018: A4355, A9696, S2294
2019-2020: A3743, S1620

A422 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes utility corporations, telegraph and telephone corporations, and cable television corporations to provide notice of bills to third parties at the request of the customer.

A422 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    422
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROZIC,  COLTON,  PERRY,  J. RIVERA,  CAHILL,
   L. ROSENTHAL, GALEF -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  J. M. GIGLIO,
   GLICK,  GOTTFRIED, LUPARDO, PEOPLES-STOKES, ZEBROWSKI -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

 AN ACT to amend the public service law and the general business law,  in
   relation to third party notification
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 40 of the public service law, as amended by chapter
 631 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
   § 40. Voluntary third-party [notice prior to termination  of  service]
 NOTIFICATION.  1. Every utility corporation or municipality shall permit
 a  residential  customer to designate a third-party to receive NOTICE OF
 THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE OR PAST DUE  ON  ALL  BILLS,  THE  AMOUNTS  OF  ANY
 PAYMENTS  PAID  BY OR ON BEHALF OF SUCH RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER, AND copies
 of all notices relating to  termination  of  service  [or]  AND  NOTICES
 RELATING TO collection of amounts due sent to such residential customer,
 provided that the designated third-party indicates in writing a willing-
 ness to receive such notices.
   2.  Every utility corporation or municipality shall permit a landlord,
 upon written request of both the landlord and  tenant,  to  designate  a
 third-party to be notified of all requests for discontinuance of service
 to units owned by such landlord.
   § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 393-f
 to read as follows:
   §  393-F.  VOLUNTARY  THIRD-PARTY  NOTIFICATION. 1. EVERY TELEGRAPH OR
 TELEPHONE CORPORATION,  CABLE  TELEVISION  CORPORATION,  CELLULAR  PHONE
 COMPANY,  OR  MUNICIPALITY SHALL PERMIT A RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER TO DESIG-
 NATE A THIRD-PARTY TO RECEIVE NOTICE OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE OR PAST DUE
 ON ALL BILLS, THE AMOUNTS OF ANY PAYMENTS PAID BY OR ON BEHALF  OF  SUCH
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets