assembly Bill A7256A

Vetoed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to certain requirements regarding billing for electric services

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 23, 2022 tabled
vetoed memo.145
Dec 12, 2022 delivered to governor
May 23, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1300
substituted for s1979a
May 05, 2022 referred to energy and telecommunications
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 17, 2022 advanced to third reading cal.433
Feb 15, 2022 reported
Jan 05, 2022 referred to codes
Jun 02, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 25, 2021 reported referred to codes
May 20, 2021 print number 7256a
May 20, 2021 amend and recommit to energy
Apr 29, 2021 referred to energy

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A7256 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1979
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§66 & 44, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S7708
2023-2024: A1190, S334

A7256 - Summary

Updates certain requirements regarding billing for electric services, such as when corporations shall use an approved demand measuring device, mandating that classifications of service, the account and/or meter number, and the quantity billed be indicated on customers' bills.

A7256 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7256
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. J. D. RIVERA -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Energy
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to certain  require-
   ments regarding billing for electric services
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 66 of the public service law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 29 to read as follows:
   29. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE  COMMISSION  SHALL
 PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING METHODS OF DETERMINING DEMAND
 REQUIRING EACH ELECTRIC CORPORATION TO USE A DEMAND MEASURING DEVICE, OF
 A  TYPE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION, TO DETERMINE THE CHARGE FOR AN ELEC-
 TRIC SERVICE, INCLUDING THE MINIMUM CHARGE, IF SUCH CHARGE IS IN ANY WAY
 DEPENDENT UPON THE DEMAND OF THE CUSTOMER WHENEVER:
   (A) THE DEMAND BILLED IS TEN KILOWATTS OR MORE; OR
   (B) THE TOTAL RATED CAPACITY OF THE CUSTOMER'S CURRENT USAGE IS TWELVE
 KILOWATTS OR MORE; OR
   (C) THE CUSTOMER'S CONSUMPTION  HAS  EXCEEDED  ONE  THOUSAND  KILOWATT
 HOURS  PER  MONTH  IN  TWO  CONSECUTIVE  MONTHS DURING THE PRECEDING TEN
 MONTHS.
   SUCH REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO REASONABLE EXCEPTIONS AS  DETER-
 MINED BY THE COMMISSION.
   §  2.  Subdivision  14  of  section  66  of the public service law, as
 amended by chapter 696 of the laws  of  1936,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   14.  The  commission  shall have power to require each gas corporation
 and electric corporation to establish classifications of  service  based
 upon  the quantity used, the time when used, the purpose for which used,
 the duration of use and upon any other reasonable consideration, and  to
 establish  in  connection  therewith just and reasonable graduated rates
 and charges; and it shall have power, either upon complaint or upon  its

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

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A7256A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1979
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§66 & 44, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S7708
2023-2024: A1190, S334

A7256A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Updates certain requirements regarding billing for electric services, such as when corporations shall use an approved demand measuring device, mandating that classifications of service, the account and/or meter number, and the quantity billed be indicated on customers' bills.

A7256A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7256--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. J. D. RIVERA, DINOWITZ, HEVESI, TANNOUSIS, MAMDA-
   NI,  SALKA  --  read  once  and referred to the Committee on Energy --
   committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
   recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to certain require-
   ments regarding billing for electric services
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 14 of section 66 of the public service law, as
 amended by chapter 696 of the laws  of  1936,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   14.  The  commission  shall have power to require each gas corporation
 and electric corporation to establish classifications of  service  based
 upon  the quantity used, the time when used, the purpose for which used,
 the duration of use and upon any other reasonable consideration, and  to
 establish  in  connection  therewith just and reasonable graduated rates
 and charges; and it shall have power, either upon complaint or upon  its
 own  motion,  to require such changes in such classifications, rates and
 charges as it shall determine to be just  and  reasonable.  Neither  the
 scheduled  rates nor the minimum charge for residential customers shall,
 after July first, nineteen hundred thirty-seven, be based in any  manner
 on  the number of outlets, number of rooms, cubic or square foot area or
 other such standards. SUCH CLASSIFICATIONS OF SERVICE SHALL BE INDICATED
 ON EACH CUSTOMER'S BILL FOR ELECTRIC SERVICE AND SHALL  INCLUDE  WEBSITE
 ADDRESS TO OTHER INFORMATION DEEMED RELEVANT BY THE COMMISSION.
   §  2.  Subdivision 1 of section 44 of the public service law, as added
 by chapter 713 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
   1. Every utility corporation or municipality shall assure  that  bills
 for  service  to  residential  AND  DEMAND-METERED  customers adequately
 explain the charges for service in clear  and  understandable  form  and
 language  AND  SHALL INDICATE THE ACCOUNT NUMBER AND/OR METER NUMBER FOR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.