Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 18, 2023||
referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
|May 17, 2023||
advanced to third reading
|May 16, 2023||
2nd report cal.
|May 15, 2023||
1st report cal.884
|May 05, 2023||
referred to energy and telecommunications
Senate Bill S6710
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S6710 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S6710 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6710 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to false material statements related to a public utility PURPOSE: This bill establishes civil penalties for making false material state- ments to the public service commission in relation to a rate proceeding. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the public service law by adding a new subdivision 4-a that would impose a $250,000 penalty for a public authority or the employees thereof, to knowingly make a false material statement to the public service commission in relation to a rate proceeding. Further, failure to disclose a false material statement made during a rate case to the commission within three days of discovering the false information will also result in a $250,000 penalty.
2023-S6710 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6710 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 5, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SKOUFIS, COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Tele- communications AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to false material statements related to a public utility THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 25 of the public service law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4-a to read as follows: 4-A. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OR TWO OF THIS SECTION, ANY PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY OR CORPORATION, AND THE OFFI- CERS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES THEREOF THAT KNOWINGLY MAKES A FALSE MATERIAL STATEMENT, REPRESENTATION OR CERTIFICATION TO THE COMMISSION IN ANY RATE PROCEEDING SHALL FORFEIT TO THE STATE OF NEW YORK A SUM NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. EACH FALSE MATERIAL STATEMENT, REPRESENTATION OR CERTIFICATION SHALL CONSTITUTE A SEPARATE AND DISTINCT OFFENSE FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION. (B) A PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY OR CORPORATION, AND THE OFFICERS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES THEREOF THAT DISCOVER THAT A FALSE MATERIAL STATEMENT, REPRESENTATION OR CERTIFICATION WAS PREVIOUSLY MADE TO THE COMMISSION IN RELATION TO A RATE PROCEEDING SHALL DISCLOSE SUCH FALSE MATERIAL STATE- MENT, REPRESENTATION OR CERTIFICATION TO THE COMMISSION WITHIN THREE BUSINESS DAYS OF DISCOVERY. FAILURE TO MAKE SUCH DISCLOSURE SHALL CONSTITUTE A KNOWING VIOLATION OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND SHALL CAUSE SUCH PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY OR CORPORATION AND THE OFFICERS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES THEREOF TO BE LIABLE FOR FORFEITURE PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVI- SION. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07649-01-3
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