senate Bill S7457

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to responsibility for cable bills after a disconnection or downgrade in service

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to energy and telecommunications
Oct 20, 2021 referred to rules

S7457 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §224-b, Pub Serv L

S7457 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to responsibility for cable bills after a disconnection or downgrade in service; provides that customers requesting a disconnection or downgrade in service shall only be liable for services incurred up to the date the disconnection or downgrade is effective.

S7457 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7457 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7457
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             October 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in  relation  to  responsibility
   for cable bills after a disconnection or downgrade in service
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 224-b of the public service law, as added by  chap-
 ter 359 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
   §  224-b.  Cable bills. 1. At the time service is initiated to a resi-
 dential customer and at least once a year  thereafter,  every  telephone
 corporation,  as defined in subdivision seventeen of section two of this
 chapter, and every cable television company, as defined in  section  two
 hundred  twelve of this article that provides cable service to customers
 in New York shall provide its  customers  with  a  notice  that  billing
 statements  are  available in a large print format. Upon written request
 by a customer, every telephone corporation and cable television  company
 shall provide the customer's billing statements in large print format no
 later  than sixty days after the date upon which the request is received
 by  the  telephone  corporation  and  cable  television   company.   The
 provisions  of  this section shall apply only to printed statements. For
 the purposes of this section, "large print" means a font size of sixteen
 or larger to illuminate billing information.
   2. IF A CUSTOMER REQUESTS A DISCONNECTION FROM SERVICE OR A  DOWNGRADE
 IN  SERVICE  FROM A CABLE TELEVISION COMPANY, THE CUSTOMER SHALL ONLY BE
 LIABLE FOR SERVICES INCURRED UP TO SUCH DATE THE DISCONNECTION OR  DOWN-
 GRADE  IS EFFECTIVE. CUSTOMERS THAT HAVE PAID IN ADVANCE FOR THE BILLING
 PERIOD WHEN THE DISCONNECTION OR DOWNGRADE OCCURRED  SHALL  BE  ENTITLED
 TO,  ON  A  PRO  RATA BASIS, A REFUND, OR IN THE EVENT OF A DOWNGRADE, A
 BILLING CREDIT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08459-01-1

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