Bill Text: NY S08908 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides a one hundred dollar per day credit to customers of electric and gas corporations for power outages of twenty-four hours or more.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-08-12 - REFERRED TO RULES [S08908 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S08908-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                    IN SENATE

                                     August 12, 2020

        Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

        AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to providing  a  one
          hundred  dollar per day credit to customers of electric and gas corpo-
          rations for power outages of twenty-four hours or more

          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  73 to read as follows:
     3    § 73. Power outage credit. Every electric corporation and  gas  corpo-
     4  ration  in  this state shall provide its customers with a credit to such
     5  customers' accounts at any time a customer is without power for a period
     6  of time in excess of twenty-four hours. Such  credit  shall  be  in  the
     7  amount  of  one  hundred dollars for each twenty-four hour period that a
     8  customer is without power and shall only be credited to the  account  of
     9  each  customer  of  such corporation who has been without power for such
    10  period of time. Credit to a customer's account  made  pursuant  to  this
    11  section  shall  be  used to pay charges against such account assessed by
    12  the electric corporation or gas corporation and such customer shall  not
    13  be required to pay on such account until such credit has been completely
    14  exhausted.
    15    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    16  have become a law.

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