Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 13, 2022||
referred to consumer protection
Senate Bill S8765
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S8765 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S8765 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8765 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to consumer protection and utility meter choice PURPOSE: Relates to consumer protection and utility meter choice SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding section 349-g to provide that it shall be the right of every consumer of an electric corporation or gas corporation, at no penalty, fee, or service charge, to decline permission to their electric corporation or gas corporation: (a) to replace an existing analog utility meter at such consumer's prem- ises that is assigned to such consumer's account with a digital utility meter; or (b) to install a digital utility meter at their property with- out such consumer's consent. Such a consumer shall have the right to
2021-S8765 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8765 I N S E N A T E April 13, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to consumer protection and utility meter choice THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 349-g to read as follows: § 349-G. CONSUMER PROTECTION AND UTILITY METER CHOICE. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "ANALOG UTILITY METER" SHALL MEAN A NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION APPROVED ELECTRO-MECHANICAL UTILITY METER THAT MEASURES A UTILITY CONSUMER'S ELECTRIC OR GAS USAGE AND DOES NOT CONTAIN OR UTILIZE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS OR SWITCH MODE POWER SUPPLY AND DOES NOT EXTRACT, STORE, OR TRANSMIT PRIVATE UTILITY USAGE DATA OR RADIOFREQUENCY RADI- ATION. (B) "DIGITAL UTILITY METER" SHALL MEAN A NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION APPROVED, RADIOFREQUENCY TRANSMITTING OR NON-TRANSMITTING UTILITY METER THAT UTILIZES ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SWITCH MODE POWER SUPPLY, ANTENNAS AND BATTERIES, TO MEAS- URE, EXTRACT, STORE AND/OR TRANSMIT ELECTRIC OR GAS USAGE. 2. FOR THE PROTECTION OF CONSUMER HEALTH, SAFETY AND/OR PRIVACY NEEDS, IT SHALL BE THE RIGHT OF EVERY CONSUMER OF AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION OR GAS CORPORATION, AT NO PENALTY, FEE OR SERVICE CHARGE, TO DECLINE PERMISSION TO THEIR ELECTRIC CORPORATION OR GAS CORPORATION: (A) TO REPLACE AN EXISTING ANALOG UTILITY METER AT SUCH CONSUMER'S PREMISES THAT IS ASSIGNED TO SUCH CONSUMER'S ACCOUNT WITH A DIGITAL UTILITY METER; OR (B) TO INSTALL A DIGITAL UTILITY METER AT THEIR PROPERTY WITHOUT SUCH CONSUMER'S CONSENT. 3. FOR THE PROTECTION OF CONSUMER HEALTH, SAFETY AND/OR PRIVACY NEEDS, IT SHALL BE THE RIGHT OF EVERY CONSUMER OF AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION OR GAS CORPORATION, AT NO PENALTY, FEE OR SERVICE CHARGE, TO REQUIRE THEIR ELECTRIC CORPORATION OR GAS CORPORATION TO REPLACE AN EXISTING DIGITAL EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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