Senate Bill S1851A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Permits the rendering of an estimated bill from a utility corporation or municipality under certain circumstances

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    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
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    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
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2023-S1851 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A888
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §39, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S9469, A10511

2023-S1851 - 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.

2023-S1851 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1851 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1851
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 17, 2023
                                ___________
 
 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02154-01-3
              

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2023-S1851A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A888
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §39, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S9469, A10511

2023-S1851A (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.

2023-S1851A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1851A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1851--A
     Cal. No. 231
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 17, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  HINCHEY,  LIU,  MURRAY  -- 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
 
 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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