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A08837 Summary:

BILL NOA08837
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04717
 
SPONSORJean-Pierre
 
COSPNSRD'Urso, Steck, Gottfried, Mayer, Thiele, Seawright, Montesano, Walker, Vanel
 
MLTSPNSRBuchwald, Galef, Nolan
 
Amd 44, Pub Serv L
 
Requires utility companies to include on their bills notice of any and all public hearings concerning rate hikes.
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A08837 Actions:

BILL NOA08837
 
12/22/2017referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
01/03/2018referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
02/13/2018reported
02/15/2018advanced to third reading cal.677
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A08837 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8837
 
SPONSOR: Jean-Pierre
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring utility companies to include a notice of public hearings concerning rate increases   PURPOSE OF BILL: This legislation requires utility companies to post notification of date and place of proposed hearings concerning rate hikes on the monthly bills.   JUSTIFICATION: Utility rate hikes over the years have been the subject of tremendous controversy. Many consumers feel that the present system of notification is inadequate and that the most common method of notification occurs after the fact via the media or the actual increase in the monthly payment. This legislation is intended to address the issue of inadequate notification by requiring utility companies to post the date and place of the hearings on the customer's bill for service. This is a more appropriate method of notifying consumers so that they may plan to attend the hearing or submit comments.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 1993-1994 - S.5463 1995-1996 - S.896A 1997-1998 - A.8810 1999-2000 - S.719A, A.894A 2001-02 (A.1292/S.1046) 2003-04 (A.65/S.4541) 2005-06 (A.172/S.1248) 2007-08 (S.1732/A.60) 2009-10 (S.3573A/A.4671A) 2011-12 (S.1385/A.4239) 2013-14 (S.1269) 2015-16 (S.3872)   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall have become a law.
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A08837 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8837
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    December 22, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  JEAN-PIERRE -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
        AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring utility
          companies to include a  notice  of  public  hearings  concerning  rate
          increases

          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 utility corporation shall include  on  their  bills  sent  to
     4  their  customers  advance  notice  of  the date and place of any and all
     5  public hearings, including  but  not  limited  to  hearings  before  the
     6  commission,  concerning  proposed  increases  in  rates  of such utility
     7  corporation known to such utility corporation at the time of the  prepa-
     8  ration of such bills.
     9    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    10  have become a law.
 
 
 
 

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08321-01-7
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