Senate Bill S1200A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the establishment of automatic payment plans

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    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
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2023-S1200 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2072
Current Committee:
Assembly Energy
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-v, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S1200, A2072

2023-S1200 - Summary

Relates to requiring the establishment of automatic payment plans; requires utility companies headquartered in New York to establish a statewide program to provide eligible participants with affordable payment plans.

2023-S1200 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1200 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1200
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 10, 2023
                                ___________
 
 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 requiring the
   establishment of automatic payment plans
 
   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
 66-u to read as follows:
   § 66-U. UTILITY AUTOMATIC PAYMENT PLANS. 1.  WITHIN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY
 DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION,  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
 PROVISION  OF  LAW, THE COMMISSION IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO REQUIRE
 INVESTOR OWNED COMBINATION UTILITY COMPANIES HEADQUARTERED IN  NEW  YORK
 TO  ESTABLISH  A STATEWIDE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS WITH
 AFFORDABILITY PAYMENT PLANS. INVESTOR OWNED COMBINATION  UTILITY  COMPA-
 NIES SHALL AUTOMATICALLY PROVIDE APPROPRIATE PAYMENT PLANS TO QUALIFYING
 LOW  INCOME  INDIVIDUALS  WHO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF THEIR ELIGIBILITY
 STATUS.  THE FISCAL IMPACT OF SUCH A  PROGRAM  SHALL  NOT  BE  BORNE  BY
 CUSTOMERS AND SHALL NOT BE ADDED TO BILLS RENDERED BY THE INVESTOR OWNED
 COMBINATION  UTILITY COMPANY TO CUSTOMERS. ENROLLMENT SHALL BE AVAILABLE
 AT ANY TIME DURING THE YEAR. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "COMBINA-
 TION UTILITY COMPANY" SHALL MEAN A UTILITY COMPANY THAT  PROVIDES  ELEC-
 TRIC, GAS, OR STEAM SERVICE.
   2.  (A)  THE  COMMISSION  SHALL ENGAGE WITH INVESTOR OWNED COMBINATION
 UTILITY COMPANIES TO ESTABLISH AUTOMATED FILE MATCHING  MECHANISMS  THAT
 WILL  PROVIDE,  VIA ELECTRONIC MEANS, INVESTOR OWNED COMBINATION UTILITY
 COMPANIES WITH A LIST OF ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS WITHIN THE UTILITY COMPA-
 NY'S SERVICE TERRITORY. THE COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE SUCH INFORMATION TO
 SUCH UTILITY COMPANIES NO LESS THAN  SEMI-ANNUALLY.  AN  INVESTOR  OWNED
 COMBINATION  UTILITY  COMPANY  WHICH  OFFERS SUCH A PAYMENT PLAN PROGRAM
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04261-01-3
 S. 1200                             2
              

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2023-S1200A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2072
Current Committee:
Assembly Energy
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-v, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S1200, A2072

2023-S1200A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring the establishment of automatic payment plans; requires utility companies headquartered in New York to establish a statewide program to provide eligible participants with affordable payment plans.

2023-S1200A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1200A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1200--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 10, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
   cations  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in  relation  to  requiring  the
   establishment of automatic payment plans
 
   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
 66-v to read as follows:
   § 66-V. UTILITY AUTOMATIC PAYMENT PLANS. 1.  WITHIN ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY
 DAYS  OF  THE  EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
 PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSION IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED  TO  REQUIRE
 UTILITY  COMPANIES  HEADQUARTERED  IN  NEW YORK TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE
 PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS WITH AFFORDABLE PAYMENT  PLANS.
 UTILITY  COMPANIES SHALL AUTOMATICALLY PROVIDE APPROPRIATE PAYMENT PLANS
 TO QUALIFYING LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS WHO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF  THEIR
 ELIGIBILITY  STATUS.    THE FISCAL IMPACT OF SUCH A PROGRAM SHALL NOT BE
 BORNE BY CUSTOMERS AND SHALL NOT BE ADDED TO BILLS RENDERED BY THE UTIL-
 ITY COMPANY TO CUSTOMERS. ENROLLMENT SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE  AT  ANY  TIME
 DURING  THE  YEAR.  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "UTILITY COMPANY"
 SHALL MEAN A UTILITY COMPANY  THAT  PROVIDES  ELECTRIC,  GAS,  OR  STEAM
 SERVICE.
   2. (A) THE COMMISSION SHALL ENGAGE WITH UTILITY COMPANIES TO ESTABLISH
 AUTOMATED  FILE  MATCHING  MECHANISMS  THAT WILL PROVIDE, VIA ELECTRONIC
 MEANS, UTILITY COMPANIES WITH A LIST OF ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS WITHIN THE
 UTILITY COMPANY'S SERVICE TERRITORY. THE COMMISSION SHALL  PROVIDE  SUCH
 INFORMATION  TO  SUCH  UTILITY  COMPANIES  NO LESS THAN SEMI-ANNUALLY. A
 UTILITY COMPANY WHICH OFFERS SUCH A PAYMENT PLAN PROGRAM SHALL CONSPICU-
 OUSLY ADVERTISE THE AVAILABILITY OF SUCH PLAN ON  THE  WEBSITE  OF  SUCH
 UTILITY COMPANY.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04261-02-3
              

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