|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 11, 2021||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S5578
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
S5578 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5578 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Directs utilities to study the potential health risks and effects of smart meters including, but not limited to, the risks and effects of the installation of such smart meters, and recommended safe practices associated with the use of smart meters; requires utilities to report their findings to the public service commission; requires the public service commission to prepare a comprehensive report to the governor and legislature.
S5578 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5578 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act directing utilities to study the potential health risks and effects of smart meters; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: This bill will direct utilities and the public service commission to study the effects, and potential health risks associated with smart meters. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: 1. This act will be directing all utilities operating in the state of New York and offering smart meters shall conduct a study of the poten- tial health risks and effects of smart meters.
S5578 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5578 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 11, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PARKER, MYRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommu- nications AN ACT directing utilities to study the potential health risks and effects of smart meters; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Public health study of smart meters. 1. Definition. For the purposes of this section, "smart meter" shall mean a meter that records electrical or natural gas consumption in real-time or over short inter- vals and communicates such information to a utility through a two-way information exchange. 2. Utilities operating in the state and offering smart meters shall conduct a study of the potential health risks and effects of smart meters including, but not limited to, the risks and effects of the installation of such smart meters, and recommended safe practices asso- ciated with the use of smart meters. 3. Not later than one year after the effective date of this act, each utility shall report to the public service commission on its findings. Not later than eighteen months after the effective date of this act, the public service commission shall prepare a comprehensive report to the governor and the legislature setting forth and evaluating the findings of such utilities. § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law, and shall expire and be deemed repealed two years after such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10223-01-1
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