Assembly Bill A8611

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to utility intervenor reimbursement

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Current Bill Status Via S8372 - On Floor Calendar


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-A8611 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8372
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §24-c, Pub Serv L; add §97-uuuu, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8722, S7687
2011-2012: A27, S1088
2013-2014: A1247, S3236
2015-2016: A860, S1090
2017-2018: A17, S3250
2019-2020: A145, S3605
2021-2022: A873, S3034

2023-A8611 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to utility intervenor reimbursement to a participant for its reasonable costs of participation in any proceeding before the Public Service Commission (PSC).

2023-A8611 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8611
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 12, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SOLAGES, L. ROSENTHAL, THIELE, SIMON, COLTON,
   OTIS, LUPARDO, SANTABARBARA,  SHRESTHA,  KELLES,  EPSTEIN,  SEAWRIGHT,
   SEPTIMO  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GLICK, HEVESI -- read once
   and referred to the Committee on Energy
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to utility  interve-
   nor  reimbursement; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to
   establishing the utility intervenor account
 
   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
 24-c to read as follows:
   § 24-C.   UTILITY INTERVENOR  REIMBURSEMENT.  1.    AS  USED  IN  THIS
 SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A)  "COMPENSATION"  MEANS PAYMENT FROM THE UTILITY INTERVENOR ACCOUNT
 FUND ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-UUUU OF THE STATE FINANCE  LAW,
 FOR  ALL  OR  PART, AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT, OF REASONABLE ADVO-
 CATE'S FEES, REASONABLE EXPERT WITNESS FEES, AND OTHER REASONABLE  COSTS
 FOR PREPARATION AND PARTICIPATION IN A PROCEEDING.
   (B)  "PARTICIPANT"  MEANS A GROUP OF PERSONS THAT APPLY JOINTLY FOR AN
 AWARD OF COMPENSATION UNDER THIS SECTION AND WHO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS
 OF A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL OR SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS, OR A
 NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN THIS STATE  AUTHORIZED  PURSUANT  TO  ITS
 ARTICLES  OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF RESI-
 DENTIAL OR SMALL  BUSINESS  UTILITY  CUSTOMERS.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
 SECTION,  A  PARTICIPANT  DOES  NOT INCLUDE A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OR
 OTHER ORGANIZATION WHOSE PRINCIPAL INTERESTS ARE THE WELFARE OF A PUBLIC
 UTILITY OR ITS INVESTORS OR EMPLOYEES, OR THE WELFARE  OF  ONE  OR  MORE
 BUSINESSES  OR  INDUSTRIES  WHICH RECEIVE UTILITY SERVICE ORDINARILY AND
 PRIMARILY FOR USE IN CONNECTION  WITH  THE  PROFIT-SEEKING  MANUFACTURE,
 SALE, OR DISTRIBUTION OF GOODS OR SERVICES.
   (C)  "OTHER  REASONABLE COSTS" MEANS REASONABLE OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES
 DIRECTLY INCURRED BY A PARTICIPANT THAT  ARE  DIRECTLY  RELATED  TO  THE
 CONTENTIONS  OR RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE PARTICIPANT THAT RESULTED IN
 A SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTION.
   (D) "PARTY" MEANS ANY INTERESTED PARTY, RESPONDENT PUBLIC UTILITY,  OR
 COMMISSION STAFF IN A HEARING OR PROCEEDING.
 
              

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