assembly Bill A6609

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Mar 19, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A6609 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§32, 89-b, 91 & 89-l, Pub Serv L; amd §5, Chap 108 of 2020

A6609 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Extends 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.

A6609 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6609
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to extending a mora-
   torium on utility termination of services after the COVID-19 state  of
   emergency  is  lifted or expires; and to amend chapter 108 of the laws
   of 2020 amending the public service law, relating to issuing a morato-
   rium on utility termination of services during  periods  of  pandemics
   and/or state of emergencies, in relation to the effectiveness thereof;
   and  providing  for  the  repeal of certain provisions upon expiration
   thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision 7 of section 32 of the public service law, as
 added by chapter 108 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows:
   7. For a period of one hundred eighty days after the COVID-19 state of
 emergency is lifted or expires,  OR  UNTIL  DECEMBER  THIRTY-FIRST,  TWO
 THOUSAND  TWENTY-ONE,  WHICHEVER  IS  EARLIER, no utility corporation or
 municipality shall terminate or disconnect the service of a  residential
 customer  because  of  defaulted  deferred payment agreements or arrears
 owed to the utility corporation or municipality when such  customer  has
 experienced  a  change  in  financial  circumstances due to the COVID-19
 state of emergency, as defined by the  department.  The  utility  corpo-
 ration  or municipality shall provide such residential customer with the
 right to enter into, or restructure, a deferred payment agreement  with-
 out  the requirement of a down payment, late fees, or penalties, as such
 is provided for in this article.
   § 2. Subdivision 9 of section 89-b of the public service law, as added
 by chapter 108 of the laws of 2020, is amended  and  a  new  subdivision
 10-a is added to read as follows:
   9. For a period of one hundred eighty days after the COVID-19 state of
 emergency  is  lifted  or  expires,  OR UNTIL DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.