senate Bill S7579A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Permits the rendering of an estimated bill from a utility corporation or municipality under certain circumstances

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 11, 2022 print number 7579a
Feb 11, 2022 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 05, 2022 referred to energy and telecommunications
Dec 08, 2021 referred to rules

S7579 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8806
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §39, Pub Serv L

S7579 - Summary

Permits the rendering of an estimated bill from a utility corporation or municipality under certain circumstances; directs the public service commission to create a model procedure for the calculation of estimated bills which shall be used by municipalities and utility corporations.

S7579 - Sponsor Memo

S7579 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7579
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             December 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- 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  permitting  the
   rendering  of  an estimated bill from a utility corporation or munici-
   pality under certain circumstances

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 39 of the public service law, as
 amended by chapter 686 of the laws of 2002, is amended and a new  subdi-
 vision 1-a is added to read as follows:
   1.  A utility corporation or municipality may, in accordance with such
 requirements as the commission may impose by regulation, render an esti-
 mated bill for any billing period if: (a) the  procedure  used  by  such
 utility  or  municipality  for  calculating  estimated  bills  has  been
 approved by the commission, and the bill clearly indicates  that  it  is
 based  on  an estimated reading and (b) the utility owning the meter and
 providing the meter reading data on which the  estimated  bill  will  be
 based or the municipality has made reasonable effort to obtain an actual
 meter  reading or (c) circumstances beyond the control of the utility or
 municipality made an actual reading of the meter extremely difficult  or
 (d) circumstances indicate a reported reading is likely to be erroneous,
 or  (e)  an estimated reading is prescribed or authorized by the commis-
 sion for a billing period between periods when actual meter readings are
 scheduled or for seasonal or short term customers, OR (F) THE  AFOREMEN-
 TIONED  COMMISSION  APPROVED  ESTIMATION  PROCEDURE CAN ONLY BE USED FOR
 THREE BILLING CYCLES IN A CALENDAR YEAR.
   1-A. THE COMMISSION SHALL REVIEW ALL PROCEDURES USED BY UTILITY CORPO-
 RATIONS AND MUNICIPALITIES IN THIS STATE TO CALCULATE  ESTIMATED  BILLS,
 AND SHALL CREATE AND DISTRIBUTE TO SUCH UTILITY CORPORATIONS AND MUNICI-
 PALITIES  A MODEL PROCEDURE FOR THE CALCULATION OF SUCH ESTIMATED BILLS.
 UPON RECEIPT OF SUCH MODEL PROCEDURE FOR THE  CALCULATION  OF  ESTIMATED
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13530-03-1

S7579A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8806
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §39, Pub Serv L

S7579A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits the rendering of an estimated bill from a utility corporation or municipality under certain circumstances; directs the public service commission to create a model procedure for the calculation of estimated bills which shall be used by municipalities and utility corporations.

S7579A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7579A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7579--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             December 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recommitted  to
   the  Committee  on  Energy  and  Telecommunications 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 permitting the
   rendering of an estimated bill from a utility corporation  or  munici-
   pality under certain circumstances
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 39 of the public service  law,  as
 amended  by chapter 686 of the laws of 2002, is amended and a new subdi-
 vision 1-a is added to read as follows:
   1. A utility corporation or municipality may, in accordance with  such
 requirements as the commission may impose by regulation, render an esti-
 mated  bill  for  any  billing period if: (a) the procedure used by such
 utility  or  municipality  for  calculating  estimated  bills  has  been
 approved  by  the  commission, and the bill clearly indicates that it is
 based on an estimated reading and (b) the utility owning the  meter  and
 providing  the  meter  reading  data on which the estimated bill will be
 based or the municipality has made reasonable effort to obtain an actual
 meter reading or (c) circumstances beyond the control of the utility  or
 municipality  made an actual reading of the meter extremely difficult or
 (d) circumstances indicate a reported reading is likely to be erroneous,
 or (e) an estimated reading is prescribed or authorized by  the  commis-
 sion for a billing period between periods when actual meter readings are
 scheduled  or  for  seasonal  or  short term customers.   OUTSIDE OF THE
 AFOREMENTIONED CRITERIA FOR ESTIMATED BILLING PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION,
 ALL  OTHER  BILLS SHALL USE ACTUAL METER READINGS, HOWEVER SUCH READINGS
 MAY BE OBTAINED.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13530-05-2
 S. 7579--A                          2

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