senate Bill S5578

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs utilities to study the potential health risks and effects of smart meters

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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Mar 11, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S5578 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Services
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6692

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

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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