senate Bill S1979

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to certain requirements regarding billing for electric services

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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Jan 16, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

S1979 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§66, 44 & 38, add §52-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7708

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

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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