senate Bill S5451A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to directing the departments of public service and environmental conservation to prepare a written report on the effect of the COVID-19 state of emergency on certain utilities

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 18, 2022 advanced to third reading
Jan 12, 2022 2nd report cal.
Jan 11, 2022 1st report cal.120
Jan 05, 2022 referred to energy and telecommunications
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 07, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 02, 2021 amended on third reading 5451a
May 04, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
Apr 28, 2021 1st report cal.852
Mar 05, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Jan 11, 2022 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S5451A
7
1
committee
7
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Jan 11, 2022

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

Apr 14, 2021 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S5451
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1
committee
8
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 14, 2021

nay (1)

S5451 - Details

Law Section:
Public Services

S5451 - Summary

Relates to directing the department of public service and the department of environmental conservation to prepare written reports on the effect the COVID-19 state of emergency has on certain utilities of electric, gas, water, wastewater, and telephone service to commercial and residential customers in the state.

S5451 - Sponsor Memo

S5451 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5451
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 5, 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  directing the department of public service to prepare a written
   report on the effect of the COVID-19 state  of  emergency  on  certain
   utilities  (Part  A);  and  directing  the department of environmental
   conservation to prepare a written report on the effect of the COVID-19
   state of emergency on wastewater utilities (Part B)
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act enacts into law components of legislation relating
 to  the  effects  of the COVID-19 state disaster emergency on utilities'
 services. Each component is wholly contained within a Part identified as
 Parts A through B. The effective  date  for  each  particular  provision
 contained  within  such  Part  is  set forth in the last section of such
 Part.  Any provision in any section contained within a  Part,  including
 the  effective  date of the Part, which makes reference to a section "of
 this act", when used in connection with that particular component, shall
 be deemed to mean and refer to the corresponding section of the Part  in
 which  it  is  found.  Section  four  of this act sets forth the general
 effective date of this act.
   § 2. Legislative findings and declaration. In response to the COVID-19
 pandemic, chapter 108 of the laws of 2020 was adopted to ensure that New
 Yorkers would not be deprived of a minimum standard of decency. The  law
 prohibited  termination  of utility services at a pivotal moment when it
 became evident that sanitary conditions  were  required  to  combat  the
 COVID-19 virus. The legislature finds and declares that it is unknown to
 the  state  the number of New Yorkers whom had their services terminated
 or disconnected during the pandemic. The  legislature  finds  that  many
 utility  customers rely on continuous service for heat, water, and elec-
 tricity to power necessary equipment, such as  life-saving  health  care
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S5451A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Services

S5451A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to directing the department of public service and the department of environmental conservation to prepare written reports on the effect the COVID-19 state of emergency has on certain utilities of electric, gas, water, wastewater, and telephone service to commercial and residential customers in the state.

S5451A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5451A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5451--A
     Cal. No. 852
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
   cations  --  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
 
 AN  ACT  directing the department of public service to prepare a written
   report on the effect of the COVID-19 state  of  emergency  on  certain
   utilities  (Part  A);  and  directing  the department of environmental
   conservation to prepare a written report on the effect of the COVID-19
   state of emergency on wastewater utilities (Part B)
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act enacts into law components of legislation relating
 to  the  effects  of the COVID-19 state disaster emergency on utilities'
 services. Each component is wholly contained within a Part identified as
 Parts A through B. The effective  date  for  each  particular  provision
 contained  within  such  Part  is  set forth in the last section of such
 Part.  Any provision in any section contained within a  Part,  including
 the  effective  date of the Part, which makes reference to a section "of
 this act", when used in connection with that particular component, shall
 be deemed to mean and refer to the corresponding section of the Part  in
 which  it  is  found.  Section  four  of this act sets forth the general
 effective date of this act.
   § 2. Legislative findings and declaration. In response to the COVID-19
 pandemic, chapters 108 and 126 of the  laws  of  2020  were  adopted  to
 ensure that New Yorkers would not be deprived of gas, electric, water or
 telephone  service,  helping households follow the vital state policy of
 "sheltering in place."  The moratorium prohibited termination of utility
 services at a pivotal moment when it became evident that sanitary condi-
 tions were required to combat the COVID-19 virus and  keep  New  Yorkers
 safe  and  healthy, especially seniors and the medically vulnerable. The
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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