Bill Text: NY A03950 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the tolling of charges imposed by meter for residential use of the water supply when such charges are disputed.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-31 - referred to cities [A03950 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03950-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          3950
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 31, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. WEPRIN, ZEBROWSKI, COLTON, COOK -- Multi-Spon-
          sored by -- M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN, PERRY -- read once  and  referred  to
          the Committee on Cities
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
          relation to the tolling of charges imposed by  meter  for  residential
          use of the water supply when such charges are disputed
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is  amended
     2  by adding a new section 24-340 to read as follows:
     3    §  24-340  Charges  tolled  during  appeals.  Whenever  a person shall
     4  dispute the charge imposed by the metering of such individual's residen-
     5  tial use of the water supply, or whenever such person disputes the actu-
     6  al amount of water used as  measured  by  meter,  the  disputed  charges
     7  imposed  by  such  meter shall be held in abeyance pending final adjudi-
     8  cation  on  the  merits,  including  the  exhaustion  of  administrative
     9  appeals, by the department. Such charges shall not be attached as a lien
    10  against  such  individual's  residence  unless and until the dispute has
    11  reached a final adjudication on the merits, including the exhaustion  of
    12  administrative  appeals,  by  the department. Such charges, if disputed,
    13  shall not accrue late payment charges until thirty days after such final
    14  adjudication.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07504-01-9
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