|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 16, 2021||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S1979
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
S1979 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1979 (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, and further requirements regarding submetering of a residential rental building.
S1979 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1979 SPONSOR: JACKSON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to certain require- ments regarding billing for electric services PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to provide pricing transparency of electric bills for residents and businesses, and to provide customers with better predictability of future electric bills. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new subdivision 29 to Section 66 of the Public Service Law to provide that the manner and method in which customers are billed for their electrical use. Section 2 amends subdivision 14 of Section 66 of the Public Service Law
S1979 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1979 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 16, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. JACKSON -- 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 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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