Senate Bill S1201B

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing discount programs for veterans

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    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
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2023-S1201 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7475
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§66-x, 89-q, 91-b & 224-d, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S8491, A10313

2023-S1201 - Summary

Relates to establishing discount programs for veterans; provides that utilities, waterworks corporations, telephone corporations and cable television companies shall create discount programs that provide a 10 percent discount to veterans; defines terms.

2023-S1201 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1201 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1201
 
                        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 establishing
   discount programs for veterans
 
   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 DISCOUNT PROGRAM.   1. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
 PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSION IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO REQUIRE A
 GAS  CORPORATION,  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  OR MUNICIPALITY TO ESTABLISH A
 DISCOUNT PROGRAM FOR VETERANS NO LATER THAN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE EFFEC-
 TIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL OFFER A YEARLY BENEFIT  TO
 VETERANS  IN  THE  FORM  OF A TEN PERCENT DISCOUNT ON UTILITY BILLS. THE
 FISCAL IMPACT OF SUCH PROGRAM SHALL NOT BE BORNE BY CUSTOMERS AND  SHALL
 NOT  BE  ADDED  TO  BILLS RENDERED BY A GAS CORPORATION, ELECTRIC CORPO-
 RATION OR MUNICIPALITY TO CUSTOMERS.
   (B) A GAS CORPORATION,  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  OR  MUNICIPALITY  WHICH
 OFFERS  SUCH  DISCOUNT  PROGRAM SHALL CONSPICUOUSLY ADVERTISE THE AVAIL-
 ABILITY AND AMOUNT OF SUCH DISCOUNT ON THE WEBSITE OF  SUCH  GAS  CORPO-
 RATION,  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  OR  MUNICIPALITY.  THE  AVAILABILITY AND
 AMOUNT OF SUCH DISCOUNT SHALL ALSO BE CONSPICUOUSLY  ADVERTISED  ON  THE
 ACCESSIBILITY  PAGE  OF  THE  WEBSITE  OF SUCH GAS CORPORATION, ELECTRIC
 CORPORATION OR MUNICIPALITY.
   2. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "VETERAN" SHALL MEAN A  RESI-
 DENT  OF THE STATE WHO (I) IS THE PRIMARY NAMED UTILITY SERVICE ACCOUNT-
 HOLDER; (II) HAS HAD A TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME OF LESS THAN  FIFTY  THOU-
 SAND  DOLLARS  FOR  THE  MOST  RECENT  TWO  CONSECUTIVE INCOME TAX YEARS
 BEGINNING IN TWO THOUSAND TWENTY, AS VERIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXA-
 TION AND FINANCE; AND (III) SERVED IN AND WHO RECEIVED ANY HONORABLE  OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04720-01-3
              

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2023-S1201A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7475
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§66-x, 89-q, 91-b & 224-d, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S8491, A10313

2023-S1201A - Summary

Relates to establishing discount programs for veterans; provides that utilities, waterworks corporations, telephone corporations and cable television companies shall create discount programs that provide a 10 percent discount to veterans; defines terms.

2023-S1201A - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1201A - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1201--A
     Cal. No. 126
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 10, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. PARKER, ADDABBO, COMRIE, HINCHEY -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
   Energy  and Telecommunications -- reported favorably from said commit-
   tee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a  third  reading,
   passed  by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote recon-
   sidered, restored to third reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,
   retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public service law, in relation to establishing
   discount programs for veterans
 
   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-w to read as follows:
   § 66-W. UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM.   1. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
 PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSION IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO REQUIRE A
 GAS  CORPORATION,  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  OR MUNICIPALITY TO ESTABLISH A
 DISCOUNT PROGRAM FOR VETERANS NO LATER THAN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE EFFEC-
 TIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL OFFER A YEARLY BENEFIT  TO
 VETERANS  IN  THE  FORM  OF A TEN PERCENT DISCOUNT ON UTILITY BILLS. THE
 FISCAL IMPACT OF SUCH PROGRAM SHALL NOT BE BORNE BY CUSTOMERS AND  SHALL
 NOT  BE  ADDED  TO  BILLS RENDERED BY A GAS CORPORATION, ELECTRIC CORPO-
 RATION OR MUNICIPALITY TO CUSTOMERS.
   (B) A GAS CORPORATION,  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  OR  MUNICIPALITY  WHICH
 OFFERS  SUCH  DISCOUNT  PROGRAM SHALL CONSPICUOUSLY ADVERTISE THE AVAIL-
 ABILITY AND AMOUNT OF SUCH DISCOUNT ON THE WEBSITE OF  SUCH  GAS  CORPO-
 RATION,  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  OR  MUNICIPALITY.  THE  AVAILABILITY AND
 AMOUNT OF SUCH DISCOUNT SHALL ALSO BE CONSPICUOUSLY  ADVERTISED  ON  THE
 ACCESSIBILITY  PAGE  OF  THE  WEBSITE  OF SUCH GAS CORPORATION, ELECTRIC
 CORPORATION OR MUNICIPALITY.
   2. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "VETERAN" SHALL MEAN A  RESI-
 DENT  OF THE STATE WHO (I) IS THE PRIMARY NAMED UTILITY SERVICE ACCOUNT-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

co-Sponsors

2023-S1201B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7475
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§66-x, 89-q, 91-b & 224-d, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S8491, A10313

2023-S1201B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing discount programs for veterans; provides that utilities, waterworks corporations, telephone corporations and cable television companies shall create discount programs that provide a 10 percent discount to veterans; defines terms.

2023-S1201B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1201B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1201--B
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 10, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. PARKER, ADDABBO, COMRIE, FERNANDEZ, HINCHEY -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee  on Energy and Telecommunications -- reported favorably from
   said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
   reading, passed by Senate and delivered  to  the  Assembly,  recalled,
   vote  reconsidered,  restored  to  third  reading, amended and ordered
   reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading -- recom-
   mitted to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications in accordance
   with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public service law, in relation to establishing
   discount programs for veterans
 
   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-x to read as follows:
   § 66-X. UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM.   1. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
 PROVISION OF LAW, THE COMMISSION IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO REQUIRE A
 GAS  CORPORATION,  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  OR MUNICIPALITY TO ESTABLISH A
 DISCOUNT PROGRAM FOR VETERANS NO LATER THAN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE EFFEC-
 TIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL OFFER A YEARLY BENEFIT  TO
 VETERANS  IN  THE  FORM  OF A TEN PERCENT DISCOUNT ON UTILITY BILLS. THE
 FISCAL IMPACT OF SUCH PROGRAM SHALL NOT BE BORNE BY CUSTOMERS AND  SHALL
 NOT  BE  ADDED  TO  BILLS RENDERED BY A GAS CORPORATION, ELECTRIC CORPO-
 RATION OR MUNICIPALITY TO CUSTOMERS.
   (B) A GAS CORPORATION,  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  OR  MUNICIPALITY  WHICH
 OFFERS  SUCH  DISCOUNT  PROGRAM SHALL CONSPICUOUSLY ADVERTISE THE AVAIL-
 ABILITY AND AMOUNT OF SUCH DISCOUNT ON THE WEBSITE OF  SUCH  GAS  CORPO-
 RATION,  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  OR  MUNICIPALITY.  THE  AVAILABILITY AND
 AMOUNT OF SUCH DISCOUNT SHALL ALSO BE CONSPICUOUSLY  ADVERTISED  ON  THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04720-07-4
 S. 1201--B                          2
              

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