assembly Bill A1512

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires legislative approval of increases in utility charges

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to energy
Jan 11, 2021 referred to energy

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A1512 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1536
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A8666, S6869
2019-2020: A1417, S1498

A1512 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "utility ratepayer protection act"; requires legislative approval of increases in utility charges.

A1512 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1512
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. SANTABARBARA, JEAN-PIERRE, HUNTER -- read once
   and referred to the Committee on Energy
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring  legis-
   lative approval of increases in utility charges
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "utility
 ratepayer protection act".
   §  2.    Subdivision  12  of  section  66 of the public service law is
 amended by adding a new paragraph (b-1) to read as follows:
   (B-1) NO CHANGE SHALL BE MADE IN ANY RATE OR CHARGE, WHICH SHALL  HAVE
 BEEN  FILED  BY A UTILITY IN COMPLIANCE WITH AN ORDER OF THE COMMISSION,
 WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF BOTH HOUSES OF THE LEGISLATURE BY A MAJORITY VOTE
 IN EACH HOUSE. THE UTILITY SHALL SUBMIT A WRITTEN REPORT TO THE LEGISLA-
 TURE AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED  EIGHTY  DAYS  PRIOR  TO  THE  DATE  WHEN  ANY
 PROPOSED  INCREASE  IN  FEES,  RENTALS  AND CHARGES FOR THE PROVISION OF
 SERVICES BY THE UTILITY IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE EFFECT. SUCH  REPORT  SHALL
 INCLUDE JUSTIFICATION FOR THE PROPOSED INCREASE, AND INFORMATION SETTING
 FORTH  THE  CURRENT  FINANCIAL CONDITION OF THE UTILITY. THE LEGISLATURE
 MAY REQUIRE ANY ADDITIONAL DATA OR INFORMATION THAT IT DEEMS  NECESSARY.
 IF  THE  LEGISLATURE,  OR THE APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES THEREOF, FINDS THAT
 THE PROPOSED INCREASES ARE NOT NECESSARY TO PRODUCE  SUFFICIENT  REVENUE
 TO  MEET THE EXPENSE OF THE PROVISION OF SERVICES, INCLUDING THE MAINTE-
 NANCE AND OPERATION OF INFRASTRUCTURE, THEN NO PROPOSED  INCREASE  SHALL
 TAKE  EFFECT  UNTIL  APPROVED  BY  A  MAJORITY VOTE OF EACH HOUSE OF THE
 LEGISLATURE.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03962-01-1