senate Bill S4884

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Creates the state office of the utility consumer advocate

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.542
substituted for a3184
May 26, 2021 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 10, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2021 1st report cal.910
Apr 28, 2021 reported and committed to finance
Feb 17, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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May 4, 2021 - Finance committee Vote

S4884
18
3
committee
18
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 14, 2021 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S4884
7
2
committee
7
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Apr 14, 2021

nay (2)

Co-Sponsors

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S4884 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3184
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 1-A §§28-a - 28-d, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8946, A9572

S4884 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the state office of the utility consumer advocate to represent interests of residential utility customers.

S4884 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4884 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4884
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced   by  Sens.  SAVINO,  THOMAS,  ADDABBO,  GAUGHRAN,  GIANARIS,
   GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY, MAY, MYRIE,  SALAZAR,  SKOUFIS  --  read
   twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
   Committee on Energy and Telecommunications
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law,  in  relation  to  creating  the
   state office of the utility consumer advocate
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new  article
 1-A to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 1-A
             THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER ADVOCATE
 SECTION 28-A. DEFINITIONS.
         28-B. ESTABLISHMENT  OF THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER
                 ADVOCATE.
         28-C. POWERS OF THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY  CONSUMER  ADVO-
                 CATE.
         28-D. REPORTS.
   §  28-A.  DEFINITIONS.  WHEN  USED IN THIS ARTICLE:   (A) "DEPARTMENT"
 MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE.
   (B) "COMMISSION" MEANS THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
   (C) "RESIDENTIAL UTILITY CUSTOMER" MEANS ANY PERSON  WHO  IS  SOLD  OR
 OFFERED FOR SALE RESIDENTIAL UTILITY SERVICE BY A UTILITY COMPANY.
   (D)  "UTILITY  COMPANY" MEANS ANY PERSON OR ENTITY OPERATING AN AGENCY
 FOR PUBLIC SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT  LIMITED  TO,  THOSE  PERSONS  OR
 ENTITIES  SUBJECT  TO  THE  JURISDICTION,  SUPERVISION  AND  REGULATIONS
 PRESCRIBED BY OR PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.
   § 28-B. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE  OFFICE  OF  THE  UTILITY  CONSUMER
 ADVOCATE.  THERE IS ESTABLISHED THE STATE OFFICE OF THE UTILITY CONSUMER
 ADVOCATE TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF  RESIDENTIAL  UTILITY  CUSTOMERS.
 THE  UTILITY  CONSUMER  ADVOCATE SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR TO A
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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