Bill Text: NY A05830 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

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Bill Title: Makes it a class B misdemeanor for any person other than a person acting on behalf of a utility corporation to unlawfully install a gas meter without a permit.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-05-19 - substituted by s328a [A05830 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A05830-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    February 26, 2021

        Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Codes

        AN  ACT  to  amend the penal law, in relation to unlawfully installing a
          gas meter

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

     1    Section  1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 270.40 to
     2  read as follows:
     3  § 270.40 Unlawfully installing a gas meter.
     4    1. As used in this section "gas meter" means any gas meter that  meas-
     5  ures usage of any end use customer of gas services.
     6    2.  A person is guilty of unlawfully installing a gas meter when he or
     7  she installs the gas  meter or is the owner of the  premises  where  the
     8  meter  is  unlawfully installed and knows or reasonably should know that
     9  such gas meter was unlawfully installed. A  gas  meter  is    unlawfully
    10  installed  when it is installed by any person other than a person acting
    11  on behalf of a utility corporation subject to the  jurisdiction  of  the
    12  public  service  commission, unless such person has received a permit to
    13  install the gas meter from the appropriate permitting authority.
    14    Unlawfully installing a gas meter is a class B misdemeanor.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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