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

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]

Download: New_York-2019-S09013-Amended.html

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

        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,  French,  Urdu,  Hindi  and
    12  Tagalog.
    13    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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