senate Bill S5451C

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs the department of public service to prepare a written report on the effect of the COVID-19 state of emergency on certain utilities and on the affordability of services

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.691
substituted for a7554b
Jun 02, 2022 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 25, 2022 amended on third reading (t) 5451c
May 10, 2022 amended on third reading (t) 5451b
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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Committee Vote: Jan 11, 2022

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

Apr 14, 2021 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S5451
8
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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7554
Law Section:
Public Services

S5451 - Summary

Directs the department of public service 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 and on the affordability of services.

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.

Co-Sponsors

S5451A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7554
Law Section:
Public Services

S5451A - Summary

Directs the department of public service 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 and on the affordability of services.

S5451A - Sponsor Memo

S5451A - 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

Co-Sponsors

S5451B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7554
Law Section:
Public Services

S5451B - Summary

Directs the department of public service 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 and on the affordability of services.

S5451B - Sponsor Memo

S5451B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5451--B
     Cal. No. 120
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. PARKER, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
   communications  --  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
   -- recommitted to the Committee on Energy  and  Telecommunications  in
   accordance  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- 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 affordability of utility services (Part A); and direct-
   ing the department of public service 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 and the affordability of such  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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S5451C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7554
Law Section:
Public Services

S5451C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of public service 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 and on the affordability of services.

S5451C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5451C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5451--C
     Cal. No. 120
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. PARKER, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
   communications  --  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
   -- recommitted to the Committee on Energy  and  Telecommunications  in
   accordance  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- 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 -- again amended and ordered reprinted, retain-
   ing its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT directing the department of public service to prepare  a  written
   report on the affordability of utility services
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. 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
 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 conditions were
 required to combat the COVID-19 virus and  keep  New  Yorkers  safe  and
 healthy,  especially  seniors and the medically vulnerable. The legisla-
 ture finds and declares that it is unknown to the state  the  number  of
 New Yorkers who had their services terminated or disconnected during the
 pandemic.  The  legislature  finds  that  many utility customers rely on
 continuous service for heat, water, and electricity to  power  necessary
 equipment, such as life-saving health care devices and other New Yorkers
 require  cooling  during extreme heat conditions and heat during extreme
 cold conditions, particularly when congregate care cooling  and  heating
 facilities are not safe for use by medically vulnerable households.  The
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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