A09865 Summary:

BILL NO    A09865 

SAME AS    SAME AS S06921-A

SPONSOR    Solages

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S1198-f, Pub Auth L

Relates to rates and charges associated with the use or rental of fire hydrants
owned or operated by the water authority of Western Nassau county and the water
authority of Western Nassau county district.
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A09865 Actions:

BILL NO    A09865 

05/27/2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
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A09865 Text:

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

                                         9865

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                     May 27, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
         tee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

       AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in  relation  to  rates  and
         charges  associated  with  the use or rental of fire hydrants owned or
         operated by the water authority of Western Nassau county and the water
         authority of Western Nassau county district

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1. Subdivision 21 of section 1198-f of the public authorities
    2  law, as added by chapter 868 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read  as
    3  follows:
    4    21. fix rates and collect charges for the use of the facilities of, or
    5  services rendered by, or any commodities furnished by the authority such
    6  as to provide revenues sufficient at all times to pay, as the same shall
    7  become  due,  the  principal  and  interest on the bonds, or other obli-
    8  gations of  the  authority  together  with  the  maintenance  of  proper
    9  reserves  therefor,  in addition to paying as the same shall become due,
   10  the expense of operating and maintaining the properties of the authority
   11  together with proper  maintenance  reserves,  capital  reserves,  repair
   12  reserves, tax stabilization reserves and other contingency reserves, and
   13  all  other  obligations  and  indebtedness of the authority; however, no
   14  such rates or charges shall be changed until a public  hearing  on  such
   15  changes  shall have been held upon not less than [fourteen] THIRTY days'
   16  notice thereof to each customer, either by mail or by  publication  once
   17  in  a newspaper having general circulation within the district; PROVIDED
   18  FURTHER, THAT NO RATE OR CHARGE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION
   19  ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OR RENTAL OF FIRE HYDRANTS OWNED OR OPERATED  BY
   20  THE AUTHORITY SHALL EXCEED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS PER HYDRANT PER ANNUM FOR
   21  ONE YEAR FROM THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHAPTER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOU-
   22  SAND  FOURTEEN  THAT  AMENDED  THIS SUBDIVISION. THEREAFTER, THE RATE OR
   23  CHARGE SHALL NOT EXCEED TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS PER HYDRANT PER ANNUM UNLESS
   24  THE AUTHORITY DEMONSTRATES BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE AT A  PUBLIC
   25  HEARING  THAT  ITS  COST  TO  MAINTAIN SUCH HYDRANTS EXCEEDS TWO HUNDRED
   26  DOLLARS PER HYDRANT PER ANNUM.   THE CHARGE  ESTABLISHED  BY  THE  WATER

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD14320-03-4
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    1  AUTHORITY  SHALL  BE  PUBLISHED  ON  THE AUTHORITY'S WEBSITE. SHOULD THE
    2  AUTHORITY FAIL TO MAINTAIN A WEBSITE, THE AUTHORITY  SHALL  PUBLISH  ITS
    3  RATES AND CHARGES IN PAPER FORM, WHICH SHALL BE MADE FREELY AVAILABLE AT
    4  NO CHARGE;
    5    S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2015.
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