senate Bill S9469

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 - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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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
passed senate
May 31, 2022 referred to energy and telecommunications

S9469 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10511
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

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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