Senate Bill S493

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to responsibility for cable bills after a disconnection or downgrade in service

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S493 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4364
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §224-b, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S7457, A5438

2023-S493 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to responsibility for cable bills after a disconnection or downgrade in service; provides that customers requesting a disconnection or downgrade in service shall only be liable for services incurred up to the date the disconnection or downgrade is effective.

2023-S493 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S493 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    493
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 4, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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 responsibility
   for cable bills after a disconnection or downgrade in service

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  224-b  of  the  public service law is amended by
 adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
   3. IF A CUSTOMER REQUESTS A DISCONNECTION FROM SERVICE OR A  DOWNGRADE
 IN  SERVICE  FROM A CABLE TELEVISION COMPANY, THE CUSTOMER SHALL ONLY BE
 LIABLE FOR SERVICES INCURRED UP TO SUCH DATE THE DISCONNECTION OR  DOWN-
 GRADE  IS EFFECTIVE. CUSTOMERS THAT HAVE PAID IN ADVANCE FOR THE BILLING
 PERIOD WHEN THE DISCONNECTION OR DOWNGRADE OCCURRED  SHALL  BE  ENTITLED
 TO,  ON  A  PRO  RATA BASIS, A REFUND, OR IN THE EVENT OF A DOWNGRADE, A
 BILLING CREDIT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02776-01-3



              

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