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

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-Amended.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 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
          as amended and recommitted to said committee

        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 that such gas meter  was  unlaw-
     9  fully  installed.  A  gas  meter  is    unlawfully  installed when it is
    10  installed by any person other than a person acting on behalf of a utili-
    11  ty corporation subject to the jurisdiction of the public service commis-
    12  sion, unless such person has received a permit to install the gas  meter
    13  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.