Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to energy and telecommunications
returned to senate
died in assembly
|May 30, 2023
referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
|Mar 23, 2023
advanced to third reading
|Mar 22, 2023
2nd report cal.
|Mar 21, 2023
1st report cal.541
|Jan 17, 2023
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 11, 2023
referred to energy and telecommunications
Senate Bill S1293
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S1293 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S1293 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Directs the department of public service to prepare written reports on the effect the COVID-19 state of emergency has on certain utilities of electric, gas, water, wastewater, and telephone service to commercial and residential customers in the state and on the affordability of services.
2023-S1293 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1293 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act directing the department of public service to prepare a written report on the affordability of utility services PURPOSE OF BILL: The purpose of the legislation is to conduct a comprehensive study of the effect of the COVID-19 state of emergency, on utilities and consum- ers. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides the legislative findings. Section 2 lays out the definitions applicable to this act. Section 2 also requires utilities to submit data regarding arrears and affordability to the PSC for the PSC to produce an initial report and an
2023-S1293 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1293 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 11, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PARKER, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Tele- communications AN ACT directing the department of public service to prepare a written report on the affordability of utility services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, chapters 108 and 126 of the laws of 2020 were adopted to ensure that New Yorkers would not be deprived of gas, electric, water service, helping households follow the vital state policy of "sheltering in place." The moratorium prohibited termination of utility services at a pivotal moment when it became evident that sanitary conditions were required to combat the COVID-19 virus and keep New Yorkers safe and healthy, especially seniors and the medically vulnerable. The legisla- ture finds and declares that it is unknown to the state the number of New Yorkers who had their services terminated or disconnected during the pandemic. The legislature finds that many utility customers rely on continuous service for heat, water, and electricity to power necessary equipment, such as life-saving health care devices and other New Yorkers require cooling during extreme heat conditions and heat during extreme cold conditions, particularly when congregate care cooling and heating facilities are not safe for use by medically vulnerable households. The legislature finds that the state requires comprehensive data concerning New Yorkers' ability to afford utility service, including the number of New Yorkers who had their services terminated or who are currently at risk of termination during the pandemic. The legislature finds that this data is critical to ascertain the effectiveness of the moratorium and other COVID-19 consumer protections, as well as the disruptive effects that the pandemic has had on utility customers' finances, and utility finances and services, and the public health, safety and welfare of EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01633-01-3
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