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SB5906 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5906
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                       May 5, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
          cations
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  service  law,  in  relation to limiting
          increases in the amount of the surcharge of the system benefit  charge
          or the surcharge for the renewable portfolio standard

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. This act shall be known and may be  cited  as  the  "Energy
     2  assessment cap and consumer cost relief act of 2017".
     3    §  2.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section 18 to
     4  read as follows:
     5    § 18. Limit on surcharge increases.  Notwithstanding  any  law,  rule,
     6  regulation  or  order to the contrary, the commission shall not increase
     7  the amount of  the  surcharge  of  the  system  benefit  charge  or  the
     8  surcharge  for the renewable portfolio standard or the surcharge for the
     9  energy efficiency portfolio standard as  established  by  order  of  the
    10  commission  for  any year in excess of the total amount collected in two
    11  thousand sixteen for each surcharge.
    12    § 3. Moratorium on new energy taxes and fees. Notwithstanding any law,
    13  rule, regulation or order to the contrary, the public service commission
    14  shall not establish any new surcharge assessment, tax or fee  on  energy
    15  consumers,  excepting those fees which may arise from an electric gener-
    16  ating facility that provides notice of closure to such commission and  a
    17  reliability need is identified by the bulk system operator.
    18    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04221-02-7
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