assembly Bill A6871

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to utility membership dues used for lobbying activities

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Current Bill Status Via S1556 - Signed by Governor


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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 02, 2021 signed chap.394
Jul 21, 2021 delivered to governor
May 12, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
May 05, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.267
substituted for a6871
May 05, 2021 substituted by s1556
Apr 29, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.267
Apr 26, 2021 reported
Apr 13, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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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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A6871 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1556
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §114-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7858

A6871 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Disallows the cost recovery for membership dues of any entity that engages in legislative lobbying activities.

A6871 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6871
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public service law, in relation to utility member-
   ship dues used for lobbying activities
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 114-a of the public service law, as added by chap-
 ter 334 of the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows:
   § 114-a. Rates not to include cost of legislative lobbying. In  deter-
 mining  rates  to be charged customers, the commission shall not include
 the cost of legislative lobbying on behalf of any public utility as part
 of any such utility's operational costs AND  THE  COMMISSION  SHALL  NOT
 INCLUDE  THE  COST OF MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR ANY ORGANIZATION, ASSOCIATION,
 INSTITUTION, CORPORATION OR ANY OTHER ENTITY THAT ENGAGES IN LEGISLATIVE
 LOBBYING AS PART OF ANY SUCH UTILITY'S OPERATIONAL COSTS.   As  used  in
 this section, legislative lobbying shall mean and include any attempt by
 any  person  on  behalf  of a public utility to influence the passage or
 defeat of any legislation by either house  of  the  legislature  or  the
 congress,  or  the  approval  or  disapproval  of any legislation by the
 governor; provided however, legislative lobbying shall not  include  any
 appearance  by any person on behalf of a public utility before a commit-
 tee of either house of the legislature or the congress  where  any  such
 appearance is at the request of any such committee.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07291-01-1