senate Bill S1453A

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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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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 30, 2021 referred to ways and means
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Mar 25, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 1453b
Mar 25, 2021 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Feb 23, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 26, 2021 amended on third reading 1453a
Jan 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2021 1st report cal.116
Jan 12, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

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Jan 19, 2021 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S1453
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1
committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2021

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

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S1453 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6609
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§32, 89-b, 91 & 89-l, Pub Serv L; amd §5, Chap 108 of 2020

S1453 - 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.

S1453 - Sponsor Memo

S1453 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1453
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
   cations
 
 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 JUNE THIRTIETH, TWO THOUSAND
 TWENTY-TWO, WHICHEVER IS LATER, 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 emergen-
 cy, as defined by the department. The  utility  corporation  or  munici-
 pality  shall  provide such residential customer with the right to enter
 into, or restructure, a deferred payment agreement without the  require-
 ment 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:

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05968-01-1

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S1453A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6609
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§32, 89-b, 91 & 89-l, Pub Serv L; amd §5, Chap 108 of 2020

S1453A - 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.

S1453A - Sponsor Memo

S1453A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1453--A
     Cal. No. 116
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. PARKER, GAUGHRAN, HARCKHAM, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN, KENNE-
   DY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed
   to  the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications -- reported favora-
   bly from said committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered
   to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place
   in the order of third reading
 
 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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S1453B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6609
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§32, 89-b, 91 & 89-l, Pub Serv L; amd §5, Chap 108 of 2020

S1453B (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.

S1453B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1453B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1453--B
     Cal. No. 116
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  GAUGHRAN,  HARCKHAM,  HINCHEY,  HOYLMAN,
   KAPLAN, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
   be committed to the Committee  on  Energy  and  Telecommunications  --
   reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to first and second
   report, ordered to a third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
   retaining  its place in the order of third reading -- passed by Senate
   and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,  restored
   to  third  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place
   in the order of third reading
 
 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

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