Bill Text: NY A00815 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires utility companies to include on their bills notice of any and all public hearings concerning rate hikes.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-21 - advanced to third reading cal.38 [A00815 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A00815-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                           815

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                       (Prefiled)

                                     January 6, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced by M. of A. JEAN-PIERRE, STECK, GOTTFRIED, THIELE, SEAWRIGHT,
          MONTESANO,  WALKER, VANEL, RA, OTIS, EPSTEIN, REYES -- Multi-Sponsored
          by -- M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred  to  the  Committee  on
          Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

        AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring utility
          companies  to  include  a  notice  of  public hearings concerning rate
          increases

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 44 of the public service law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
     3    6.  Every  utility  corporation  shall  include on their bills sent to
     4  their customers advance notice of the date and  place  of  any  and  all
     5  public  hearings,  including  but  not  limited  to  hearings before the
     6  commission, concerning proposed  increases  in  rates  of  such  utility
     7  corporation  known to such utility corporation at the time of the prepa-
     8  ration of such bills.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    10  have become a law.




         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03526-01-1
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