senate Bill S1453A

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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
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

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

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 (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

S1453A (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.

S1453A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1453A (ACTIVE) - 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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