|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2023||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S406
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S406 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Energy And Telecommunications
- Law Section:
- Public Service Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §40, Pub Serv L; add §393-f, Gen Bus L; amd §1020-f, Pub Auth L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
S406 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S406 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, the general business law and the public authorities law, in relation to third party notification PURPOSE: To offer residential utility, phone and cable customers who have diffi- culty keeping up with their bills, the option of having notice of amounts due, collection attempts, and termination of services sent to a trusted third party. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends section 40 of the public service law to clarify that third party notification programs already required of util- ities must offer notice of amounts due or past due on routine bills, and the amounts paid by or on behalf of the customer, as well as collection and termination notices.
S406 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 406 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 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, the general business law and the public authorities law, in relation to third party notification THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 40 of the public service law, as amended by chapter 631 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows: § 40. Voluntary third-party [notice prior to termination of service] NOTIFICATION. 1. Every utility corporation or municipality shall permit a residential customer to designate a third-party to receive NOTICE OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE OR PAST DUE ON ALL BILLS, THE AMOUNTS OF ANY PAYMENTS PAID BY OR ON BEHALF OF SUCH RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER, AND copies of all notices relating to termination of service [or] AND NOTICES RELATING TO collection of amounts due sent to such residential customer, provided that the designated third-party indicates in writing a willing- ness to receive such notices. 2. Every utility corporation or municipality shall permit a landlord, upon written request of both the landlord and tenant, to designate a third-party to be notified of all requests for discontinuance of service to units owned by such landlord. § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 393-f to read as follows: § 393-F. VOLUNTARY THIRD-PARTY NOTIFICATION. 1. EVERY TELEGRAPH OR TELEPHONE CORPORATION, CABLE TELEVISION CORPORATION, CELLULAR PHONE COMPANY, OR MUNICIPALITY SHALL PERMIT A RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER TO DESIG- NATE A THIRD-PARTY TO RECEIVE NOTICE OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE OR PAST DUE ON ALL BILLS, THE AMOUNTS OF ANY PAYMENTS PAID BY OR ON BEHALF OF SUCH RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER, AND COPIES OF ALL NOTICES RELATING TO TERMINATION EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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