|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 03, 2022||committed to rules|
|Feb 02, 2022||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 01, 2022||2nd report cal.|
|Jan 31, 2022||1st report cal.377|
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S7668
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7668 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7668 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7668 Revised 1/6/2022 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to prohibiting termination of utility services due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; repealing certain provisions of such law relating thereto; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: This bill would extend the electric, gas, water, and municipal shut-off protections for residential and small business customers that have expe- rienced a financial hardship from COVID-19. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends various sections of the Public Service Law: Section 1. Extends the electric and gas utility shut-off moratorium and
S7668 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7668 I N S E N A T E January 5, 2022 ___________ 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 to amend the public service law, in relation to prohibiting termination of utility services due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; repealing certain provisions of such law relat- ing thereto; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 8 and 9 of section 32 of the public service law are REPEALED and four new subdivisions 8, 9, 11 and 12 are added to read as follows: 8. EVERY UTILITY CORPORATION OR MUNICIPALITY SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE TO RESIDENTIAL AND SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS, IN A WRITING TO BE INCLUDED WITH A BILL STATEMENT OR, WHEN APPROPRIATE, VIA ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND SHALL FURTHER MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO CONTACT CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC FOR THE PURPOSE OF OFFERING SUCH CUSTOMERS A DEFERRED PAYMENT AGREEMENT CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTI- CLE. 9. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT PROHIBIT A UTILITY OR MUNICIPALITY FROM RECOVERING LOST OR DEFERRED REVENUES AFTER JUNE THIRTIETH, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO, PURSUANT TO SUCH MEANS FOR RECOVERY AS ARE PROVIDED FOR IN THIS CHAPTER, AND BY MEANS NOT INCONSISTENT WITH ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT A UTILITY CORPORATION OR MUNICIPALITY FROM DISCONNECTING SERVICE NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CUSTOMERS AND THE PUBLIC. 11. NO UTILITY CORPORATION OR MUNICIPALITY SHALL TERMINATE OR DISCON- NECT THE SERVICE OF A RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER OR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMER BECAUSE OF DEFAULTED DEFERRED PAYMENT AGREEMENTS OR ARREARS OWED TO THE UTILITY CORPORATION OR MUNICIPALITY WHEN SUCH CUSTOMER HAS EXPERIENCED A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AS DEFINED BY THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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