senate Bill S929B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides a reimbursement to small businesses and residential consumers of certain utilities for failure to provide contracted services; requires the Long Island power authority to do the same

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 23, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 08, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
amended 929b
Feb 02, 2021 1st report cal.248
Jan 27, 2021 print number 929a
Jan 27, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 06, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

Co-Sponsors

S929 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3044
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §119-d, Pub Serv L; amd §1020-f, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8896, A11020

S929 - Summary

Provides a reimbursement to small businesses and residential consumers of certain utilities for failure to provide contracted services; requires the Long Island power authority to do the same.

S929 - Sponsor Memo

S929 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    929
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. KAPLAN, HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
   communications
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  service law, in relation to providing a
   discount to consumers of certain  utilities  for  failure  to  provide
   contracted services
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
 119-d to read as follows:
   §  119-D. FAILURE TO PROVIDE CONTRACTED SERVICES. A CONSUMER WHO HAS A
 CONTRACT FOR SERVICE WITH A GAS CORPORATION, ELECTRIC  CORPORATION,  GAS
 AND  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION,  WATER CORPORATION, STEAM CORPORATION, TELE-
 GRAPH CORPORATION,  TELEPHONE  CORPORATION,  CABLE  TELEVISION  COMPANY,
 INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER OR A MUNICIPALITY RENDERING EQUIVALENT UTILITY
 SERVICES  SHALL BE ENTITLED TO A DISCOUNT WHEN THE SERVICE SUCH CONSUMER
 HAS CONTRACTED FOR IS NOT PROVIDED FOR BY SUCH GAS CORPORATION, ELECTRIC
 CORPORATION, GAS AND  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION,  WATER  CORPORATION,  STEAM
 CORPORATION,  TELEGRAPH  CORPORATION, TELEPHONE CORPORATION, CABLE TELE-
 VISION COMPANY, INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER OR  A  MUNICIPALITY  RENDERING
 EQUIVALENT  UTILITY SERVICES FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.
 SUCH DISCOUNT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE MONTHLY CHARGES ASSESSED  BY  SUCH
 GAS  CORPORATION,  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION,  GAS AND ELECTRIC CORPORATION,
 WATER CORPORATION, STEAM CORPORATION, TELEGRAPH  CORPORATION,  TELEPHONE
 CORPORATION,  CABLE  TELEVISION  COMPANY, INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER OR A
 MUNICIPALITY RENDERING EQUIVALENT  UTILITY  SERVICES  BY  REDUCING  SUCH
 MONTHLY  CHARGES  BY A PERCENTAGE THAT IS EQUAL TO THE NUMBER OF DAYS OF
 THE BILLING CYCLE DIVIDED BY THE NUMBER OF DAYS SUCH CONTRACTED  SERVICE
 WAS NOT PROVIDED TO THE CONSUMER.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S929A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3044
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §119-d, Pub Serv L; amd §1020-f, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8896, A11020

S929A - Summary

Provides a reimbursement to small businesses and residential consumers of certain utilities for failure to provide contracted services; requires the Long Island power authority to do the same.

S929A - Sponsor Memo

S929A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  929--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. KAPLAN, HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
   communications   --   committee   discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the public service law and the public  authorities  law,
   in  relation  to providing a reimbursement to small business and resi-
   dential  consumers  of  certain  utilities  for  failure  to   provide
   contracted services
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
 119-d to read as follows:
   §  119-D.  FAILURE  TO  PROVIDE CONTRACTED SERVICES. 1.  A RESIDENTIAL
 CONSUMER OR SMALL BUSINESS WHO HAS A CONTRACT FOR  SERVICE  WITH  A  GAS
 CORPORATION,  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION, GAS AND ELECTRIC CORPORATION, WATER
 CORPORATION, STEAM CORPORATION, TELEPHONE CORPORATION OR A  MUNICIPALITY
 RENDERING  EQUIVALENT  UTILITY  SERVICES SHALL BE ENTITLED TO A DISCOUNT
 WHEN THE  SERVICE  SUCH  RESIDENTIAL  CONSUMER  OR  SMALL  BUSINESS  HAS
 CONTRACTED  FOR  IS  NOT  PROVIDED FOR BY SUCH GAS CORPORATION, ELECTRIC
 CORPORATION, GAS AND  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION,  WATER  CORPORATION,  STEAM
 CORPORATION,  TELEPHONE  CORPORATION  OR A MUNICIPALITY RENDERING EQUIV-
 ALENT UTILITY SERVICES FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST FORTY-EIGHT HOURS  AFTER
 THE  END  OF  A FAILURE OF EQUIPMENT, WEATHER EVENT, NATURAL DISASTER OR
 ANY OTHER DISRUPTION IN THE PROVIDING OF SERVICE. THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL
 PROMULGATE  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS, WITHIN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS FROM
 THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, TO CALCULATE HOW A UTILITY  SHALL  REIM-
 BURSE A RESIDENTIAL CONSUMER OR SMALL BUSINESS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
 SUCH  REIMBURSEMENT  SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE MONTHLY CHARGES ASSESSED BY
 SUCH GAS CORPORATION, ELECTRIC  CORPORATION,  GAS  AND  ELECTRIC  CORPO-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S929B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3044
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §119-d, Pub Serv L; amd §1020-f, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8896, A11020

S929B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides a reimbursement to small businesses and residential consumers of certain utilities for failure to provide contracted services; requires the Long Island power authority to do the same.

S929B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S929B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  929--B
     Cal. No. 248
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KAPLAN, GAUGHRAN, HARCKHAM, HINCHEY -- read twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
   on  Energy  and  Telecommunications  --  committee  discharged,   bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee -- reported  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered  to  first
   report,  amended  on  first  report,  ordered  to  a second report and
   ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law and the public  authorities  law,
   in  relation  to providing a reimbursement to small business and resi-
   dential  consumers  of  certain  utilities  for  failure  to   provide
   contracted services
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
 119-d to read as follows:
   §  119-D.  FAILURE  TO  PROVIDE CONTRACTED SERVICES. 1.  A RESIDENTIAL
 CONSUMER OR SMALL BUSINESS WHO HAS A CONTRACT FOR  SERVICE  WITH  A  GAS
 CORPORATION,  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION, GAS AND ELECTRIC CORPORATION, WATER
 CORPORATION, STEAM CORPORATION OR A  MUNICIPALITY  RENDERING  EQUIVALENT
 UTILITY  SERVICES  SHALL BE ENTITLED TO A DISCOUNT WHEN THE SERVICE SUCH
 RESIDENTIAL CONSUMER  OR  SMALL  BUSINESS  HAS  CONTRACTED  FOR  IS  NOT
 PROVIDED  FOR  BY  SUCH  GAS  CORPORATION, ELECTRIC CORPORATION, GAS AND
 ELECTRIC CORPORATION, WATER CORPORATION, STEAM CORPORATION OR A  MUNICI-
 PALITY  RENDERING  EQUIVALENT  UTILITY SERVICES FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST
 FORTY-EIGHT HOURS AFTER THE END  OF  A  FAILURE  OF  EQUIPMENT,  WEATHER
 EVENT,  NATURAL  DISASTER  OR  ANY  OTHER DISRUPTION IN THE PROVIDING OF
 SERVICE. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND  REGULATIONS,  WITHIN
 ONE  HUNDRED  EIGHTY DAYS FROM THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ACT, TO CALCU-
 LATE HOW A UTILITY SHALL REIMBURSE A RESIDENTIAL CONSUMER OR SMALL BUSI-
 NESS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.  SUCH REIMBURSEMENT SHALL BE  APPLIED  TO
 

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