senate Bill S3138

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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 27, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

S3138 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A422
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
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: S4290, A509
2011-2012: S1112, A3693
2013-2014: S2639, A3907
2015-2016: S2440, A5794
2017-2018: S2294, A4355, A9696
2019-2020: S1620, A3743

S3138 (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.

S3138 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3138 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3138
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 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
 RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER, AND COPIES OF ALL NOTICES RELATING TO  TERMINATION
 OF  SERVICE  AND  NOTICES  RELATING TO COLLECTION OF AMOUNTS DUE SENT TO
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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