assembly Bill A6255A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to extending a moratorium on utility termination of services after the COVID-19 state of emergency is lifted or expires

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Current Bill Status Via S1453 - Signed by Governor


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 11, 2021 signed chap.106
Apr 29, 2021 delivered to governor
Mar 31, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.47
substituted for a6255a
Mar 31, 2021 substituted by s1453b
Mar 30, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.47
rules report cal.47
reported
Mar 25, 2021 print number 6255a
Mar 25, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Mar 24, 2021 reported referred to rules
reported referred to ways and means
Mar 16, 2021 reported referred to codes
Mar 11, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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Jan 19, 2021 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

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Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2021

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A6255 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1453
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§32, 89-b, 89-l, 91 & 216, Pub Serv L; amd §5, Chap 108 of 2020; add §399-zzzzz, Gen Bus L

A6255 - Summary

Relates to extending a moratorium on utility termination of services after the COVID-19 state of emergency is lifted or expires for a period of 180 days after such expiration or until December 31, 2021 whichever is later.

A6255 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6255
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RICHARDSON  -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
 AN ACT to amend chapter 108 of the laws of  2020,  amending  the  public
   service law relating to issuing a moratorium on utility termination of
   services  during  periods of pandemics and/or state of emergencies, in
   relation to making such provisions  permanent;  to  amend  the  public
   service  law, the public authorities law and the general business law,
   in  relation  to  issuing  a  moratorium  on  utility  termination  of
   services;  and  to repeal certain provisions of the public service law
   relating thereto
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 5 of chapter 108 of the laws of 2020, amending the
 public service law relating to issuing a moratorium  on  utility  termi-
 nation  of services during periods of pandemics and/or state of emergen-
 cies, as amended by section 2 of part B of chapter 126 of  the  laws  of
 2020, is amended to read as follows:
   §  5.  This  act shall take effect immediately [and shall expire March
 31, 2021 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be  deemed
 repealed].
   §  2.  Subdivisions  6, 7, 8 and 9 of section 32 of the public service
 law, subdivision 6 as amended and subdivisions 7, 8 and 9  as  added  by
 chapter 108 of the laws of 2020, are amended to read as follows:
   6.  No  utility corporation or municipality shall terminate or discon-
 nect services to any residential customer OR A SMALL  BUSINESS  CUSTOMER
 WITH  TWENTY-FIVE  OR  FEWER  EMPLOYEES THAT IS NOT A (I)  PUBLICLY HELD
 COMPANY, OR A SUBSIDIARY THEREOF, (II) SEASONAL, SHORT-TERM,  OR  TEMPO-
 RARY CUSTOMER, (III)  HIGH ENERGY CUSTOMER AS DEFINED BY THE COMMISSION,
 OR  (IV)  CUSTOMER THAT THE UTILITY CAN DEMONSTRATE HAS THE RESOURCES TO
 PAY THE BILL, PROVIDED THAT THE  UTILITY  NOTIFIES  THE  SMALL  BUSINESS
 CUSTOMER  OF  ITS  REASONS  AND  OF THE CUSTOMER'S RIGHT TO CONTEST THIS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A6255A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1453
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§32, 89-b, 89-l, 91 & 216, Pub Serv L; amd §5, Chap 108 of 2020; add §399-zzzzz, Gen Bus L

A6255A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to extending a moratorium on utility termination of services after the COVID-19 state of emergency is lifted or expires for a period of 180 days after such expiration or until December 31, 2021 whichever is later.

A6255A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6255--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. RICHARDSON, PEOPLES-STOKES, PAULIN, GOTTFRIED,
   COOK, PERRY, DINOWITZ, COLTON, LUPARDO, L. ROSENTHAL, ABINANTI,  BRON-
   SON,  QUART, OTIS, BICHOTTE HERMELYN, SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, CARROLL, NIOU,
   GRIFFIN, FRONTUS, FALL, REYES, STERN, JACOBSON, CLARK -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
   -- reported and referred to the Committee on  Codes  --  reported  and
   referred  to  the Committee on Ways and Means -- reported and referred
   to the Committee on Rules -- Rules Committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend chapter 108 of the laws of  2020,  amending  the  public
   service law relating to issuing a moratorium on utility termination of
   services  during  periods of pandemics and/or state of emergencies, in
   relation to extending the effectiveness thereof; to amend  the  public
   service  law  and  the  general business law, in relation to issuing a
   moratorium on utility termination of services; and providing  for  the
   repeal of certain provisions upon the expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 5 of chapter 108 of the laws of 2020, amending  the
 public  service  law  relating to issuing a moratorium on utility termi-
 nation of services during periods of pandemics and/or state of  emergen-
 cies,  as  amended  by section 2 of part B of chapter 126 of the laws of
 2020, is amended to read as follows:
   § 5. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  expire  [March
 31,  2021]  JULY  1, 2022 when upon such date the provisions of this act
 shall be deemed repealed.
   § 2. Subdivisions 6, 7, 8 and 9 of section 32 of  the  public  service
 law,  subdivision  6  as amended and subdivisions 7, 8 and 9 as added by
 chapter 108 of the laws of 2020, are amended to read as follows:
   6. No utility corporation or municipality shall terminate  or  discon-
 nect  services  to any residential customer OR A SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMER
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.