Bill Text: NY S01272 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to giving customers the option to receive a consolidated bill for both energy service companies and utility corporation services.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-11 - REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS [S01272 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01272-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          1272
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 11, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
          cations
        AN  ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to giving customers
          the option to receive a consolidated  bill  for  both  energy  service
          companies and utility corporation services
          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 customer of an energy services company shall have the  option
     4  to  receive  a single consolidated bill for both ESCO and utility corpo-
     5  ration services from either the ESCO, if it offers a consolidated  bill,
     6  or  the utility corporation.  The commission shall ensure that customers
     7  who elect to receive a consolidated bill from an  ESCO  are  provided  a
     8  credit  or  other  rate  adjustment  reflecting the costs avoided by the
     9  utility corporation in no longer billing  the  customer  directly,  that
    10  utilities  recover  prudently  incurred and incremental costs related to
    11  implementing the single consolidated bill option and that utilities have
    12  an opportunity to earn an appropriate incentive for the efficient imple-
    13  mentation of the single consolidated bill option.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect one year after it shall have become  a
    15  law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07180-02-9
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