Bill Text: NY S09013 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

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Bill Title: Requires every utility corporation or municipality who sends an emergency notice to consumers to make available and provide such notice in English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, and Tagalog.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2020-10-07 - PRINT NUMBER 9013A [S09013 Detail]

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                STATE OF NEW YORK


                    IN SENATE

                                   September 28, 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  requiring  emer-
          gency notices be provided to consumers in certain languages

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

     1    Section 1. The section heading of section 44  of  the  public  service
     2  law,  as added by chapter 713 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    Utility bills[;] and informational notices.
     5    § 2. Section 44 of the public service law is amended by adding  a  new
     6  subdivision 6 to read as follows:
     7    6.  The  commission shall require every utility corporation or munici-
     8  pality who sends an emergency notice to its consumers to make  available
     9  and  provide  such  emergency notice in English and any other prevailing
    10  language as the commission deems necessary which shall include  Spanish,
    11  Haitian-Creole, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, and Tagalog.
    12    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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