A08339 Summary:

BILL NO    A08339 

SAME AS    SAME AS S06167

SPONSOR    Skoufis

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Add S18, Pub Serv L

Provides that surcharges imposed on ratepayer's utility bills for programs
including the renewable portfolio standard shall not be allocated to assist
persons whose facilities are located outside of the territorial limits of the
United States of America and who also do not have facilities located within New
York state.
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A08339 Actions:

BILL NO    A08339 

12/18/2013 referred to energy
01/08/2014 referred to energy
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A08339 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A08339 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A8339

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the public service law, in relation to
prohibiting allocation of certain surcharges on utility bills for
foreign facilities who do not have facilities within New York state

PURPOSE: To ensure that ratepayer surcharges mandated by the Public
Service Commission (PSC)are not used to support electric generating
facilities or energy related activities in foreign countries.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Creates a new section 18 of the
Public Service Law that prohibits money collected from captive
ratepayers through the Renewable Portfolio Standard, the Energy
Efficiency Portfolio Standard, the System Benefit Charge or any other
ratepayer funded utility collection from being used to support
infrastructure or generating facilities that are located outside of
the United States.

Section 2: Sets forth the effective date

JUSTIFICATION: State programs to support efficiency and renewable
energy were mandated by the Public Service Commission (PSC) in order
to spur a clean energy economy in New York State, reduce pollution and
enhance fuel diversity. All of these programs operate through fees
imposed on ratepayers by the Commission. As such, it is imperative
that each and every dollar be used wisely and for its intended
purpose. Recently requests have been made to the PSC to allow
companies whose facilities lie wholly outside of the United States to
qualify for ratepayer funded subsidies from the programs described
above. This would encourage more importation of power to our state,
threaten jobs and undermine local tax base. The PSC does not allow
this to happen now, and this bill would memorialize the Commission's
wise policy in statute.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately
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A08339 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         8339

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   December 18, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. SKOUFIS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
         tee on Energy

       AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to prohibiting allo-
         cation of certain surcharges on utility bills for  foreign  facilities
         who do not have facilities within New York state

         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  18 to read as follows:
    3    S  18.  RENEWABLE  PORTFOLIO  STANDARD SURCHARGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
    4  LAW, RULE, REGULATION,  POLICY  OR  ORDER  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  NO  MONEY
    5  COLLECTED  THROUGH, OR BENEFIT RESULTING FROM THE STATE'S COLLECTION OF,
    6  SURCHARGES IMPOSED ON RATEPAYER'S UTILITY BILLS FOR  PROGRAMS  INCLUDING
    7  BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD, THE SYSTEM BENEFITS
    8  CHARGE  OR THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PORTFOLIO STANDARD, EACH ESTABLISHED BY
    9  ORDER OF THE COMMISSION, SHALL BE  ALLOCATED  TO  ASSIST  PERSONS  WHOSE
   10  FACILITIES  ARE  LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE TERRITORIAL LIMITS OF THE UNITED
   11  STATES OF AMERICA AND WHO ALSO DO NOT HAVE FACILITIES LOCATED WITHIN NEW
   12  YORK STATE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT, FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THE  RENEWABLE
   13  PORTFOLIO STANDARD, NO SUCH MONEY OR BENEFITS SHALL BE ALLOCATED TO SUCH
   14  PERSONS WHO ALSO DO NOT HAVE RENEWABLE ENERGY ELECTRIC GENERATING FACIL-
   15  ITIES LOCATED WITHIN NEW YORK STATE.
   16    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD13137-01-3
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