senate Bill S1979A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to certain requirements regarding billing for electric services

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Current Bill Status Via A7256 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 23, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1300
substituted for s1979a
May 23, 2022 substituted by a7256a
May 16, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2022 1st report cal.1300
Apr 21, 2022 print number 1979a
Apr 21, 2022 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 05, 2022 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 16, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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May 10, 2022 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S1979A
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: May 10, 2022

nay (1)

S1979 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7256
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§66 & 44, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7708

S1979 - Summary

Updates certain requirements regarding billing for electric services, such as when corporations shall use an approved demand measuring device, mandating that classifications of service, the account and/or meter number, and the quantity billed be indicated on customers' bills.

S1979 - Sponsor Memo

S1979 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1979
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. JACKSON -- 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 certain require-
   ments regarding billing for electric services

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 66 of the public service law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 29 to read as follows:
   29.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSION SHALL
 PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING METHODS OF DETERMINING DEMAND
 REQUIRING EACH ELECTRIC CORPORATION TO USE A DEMAND MEASURING DEVICE, OF
 A TYPE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION, TO DETERMINE THE CHARGE FOR AN  ELEC-
 TRIC SERVICE, INCLUDING THE MINIMUM CHARGE, IF SUCH CHARGE IS IN ANY WAY
 DEPENDENT UPON THE DEMAND OF THE CUSTOMER WHENEVER:
   (A) THE DEMAND BILLED IS TEN KILOWATTS OR MORE; OR
   (B) THE TOTAL RATED CAPACITY OF THE CUSTOMER'S CURRENT USAGE IS TWELVE
 KILOWATTS OR MORE; OR
   (C)  THE  CUSTOMER'S  CONSUMPTION  HAS  EXCEEDED ONE THOUSAND KILOWATT
 HOURS PER MONTH IN TWO  CONSECUTIVE  MONTHS  DURING  THE  PRECEDING  TEN
 MONTHS.
   SUCH  REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO REASONABLE EXCEPTIONS AS DETER-
 MINED BY THE COMMISSION.
   § 2. Subdivision 14 of section  66  of  the  public  service  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  696  of  the  laws  of 1936, is amended to read as
 follows:
   14. The commission shall have power to require  each  gas  corporation
 and  electric  corporation to establish classifications of service based
 upon the quantity used, the time when used, the purpose for which  used,
 the  duration of use and upon any other reasonable consideration, and to
 establish in connection therewith just and  reasonable  graduated  rates

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

S1979A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7256
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§66 & 44, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7708

S1979A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Updates certain requirements regarding billing for electric services, such as when corporations shall use an approved demand measuring device, mandating that classifications of service, the account and/or meter number, and the quantity billed be indicated on customers' bills.

S1979A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1979A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1979--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. JACKSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
   cations  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
   cations in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to certain require-
   ments regarding billing for electric services
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 14 of section 66 of the public service law, as
 amended by chapter 696 of the laws  of  1936,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   14.  The  commission  shall have power to require each gas corporation
 and electric corporation to establish classifications of  service  based
 upon  the quantity used, the time when used, the purpose for which used,
 the duration of use and upon any other reasonable consideration, and  to
 establish  in  connection  therewith just and reasonable graduated rates
 and charges; and it shall have power, either upon complaint or upon  its
 own  motion,  to require such changes in such classifications, rates and
 charges as it shall determine to be just  and  reasonable.  Neither  the
 scheduled  rates nor the minimum charge for residential customers shall,
 after July first, nineteen hundred thirty-seven, be based in any  manner
 on  the number of outlets, number of rooms, cubic or square foot area or
 other such standards. SUCH CLASSIFICATIONS OF SERVICE SHALL BE INDICATED
 ON EACH CUSTOMER'S BILL FOR ELECTRIC SERVICE AND SHALL  INCLUDE  WEBSITE
 ADDRESS TO OTHER INFORMATION DEEMED RELEVANT BY THE COMMISSION.
   §  2.  Subdivision 1 of section 44 of the public service law, as added
 by chapter 713 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
   1. Every utility corporation or municipality shall assure  that  bills
 for  service  to  residential  AND  DEMAND-METERED  customers adequately
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02311-03-1

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