|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 02, 2022||referred to corporations, authorities and commissions|
ordered to third reading cal.1919
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Jun 03, 2022||delivered to assembly|
|May 31, 2022||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S9469
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S9469 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
- Law Section:
- Public Service Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §39, Pub Serv L
S9469 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Permits the rendering of an estimated bill from a utility corporation or municipality under certain circumstances; requires each utility corporation and municipality within six months to submit to the commission a model procedure for the calculation of estimated bills that incorporates best practices and technology and accounts for any barriers to the use of actual meter readings.
S9469 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9469 SPONSOR: HINCHEY TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To protect ratepayers from excessive fluctuations by requiring actual meter readings in most instances in utility bills from month-to-month and requiring the Public Service Commission (PSC) to institute a best practices estimation formula that can be used as a utility industry standard in New York State for statutorily accepted instances of bill estimation SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: A new subdivision is added to require actual meter readings for billing purposes with the exception of statutorily accepted
S9469 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9469 I N S E N A T E May 31, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HINCHEY -- 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 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. 1-A. THE COMMISSION SHALL REQUIRE EACH UTILITY CORPORATION AND MUNICI- PALITY WITHIN SIX MONTHS TO SUBMIT TO THE COMMISSION A MODEL PROCEDURE FOR THE CALCULATION OF ESTIMATED BILLS THAT INCORPORATES BEST PRACTICES AND TECHNOLOGY AND ACCOUNTS FOR ANY BARRIERS TO THE USE OF ACTUAL METER READINGS. ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-THREE, THE COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO INCORPORATE AND ADOPT SUCH MODEL PROCEDURES FOR UTILITY CORPORATIONS AND MUNICIPALITIES. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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