Bill Text: NY A02122 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires gas and electric utilities to make available to landlords or lessors, upon request of prospective tenants or lessees, information concerning gas and electric charges incurred for residential rental premises; provides that such information shall be furnished without any charge or fee.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-27 - substituted by s3585 [A02122 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02122-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 22, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. PICHARDO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Energy
        AN  ACT  to  amend the public service law, in relation to making gas and
          electric billing information for residential rental premises available
          upon request
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
     2  66-p to read as follows:
     3    § 66-p. Gas and electric billing information  for  residential  rental
     4  premises.  Every  gas corporation, electric corporation and municipality
     5  shall make available to any landlord or  lessor  of  residential  rental
     6  premises,  within ten days of receipt of a written request therefor from
     7  any prospective tenant or lessee thereof, prior to the  commencement  of
     8  tenancy  or  execution of a lease, information consisting of the charges
     9  incurred at such premises for gas or electric service or  both  for  the
    10  life of the dwelling unit or the preceding two year period, whichever is
    11  shorter.  Such  information shall be identified solely by the address of
    12  the dwelling unit, and  no  other  information  identifying  the  owner,
    13  lessee, or other occupant of the dwelling unit shall be utilized for, or
    14  made available in connection with, the furnishing of billing information
    15  pursuant  to  this section.  Such information shall be furnished to both
    16  the landlord or lessor and to the prospective tenant or  lessee  without
    17  the imposition of any charge or fee therefor by any party to any party.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
    19  it  shall have become a law. The public service commission is authorized
    20  to  promulgate any and all rules and  regulations  and  take  any  other
    21  measures  necessary  to  implement  this act on its effective date on or
    22  before such date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.