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S02837 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 26, 2021
        Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the public service law, in relation to adjustment of
          electric residential fixed charges
          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  42-b to read as follows:
     3    § 42-b. Adjustment of electric distribution company residential  fixed
     4  charge.  1. As used in this section "residential fixed charge" means any
     5  fixed fee charged to residential electric customers, including, but  not
     6  limited  to,  (a)  a  fixed charge for distribution basic service, (b) a
     7  distribution customer service charge, (c) a customer charge,  or  (d)  a
     8  basic  service  fee which is separate and distinct from any distribution
     9  charge per kilowatt-hour.
    10    2. The department shall adjust each utility corporation's  residential
    11  fixed  charge  upon  such corporation's filing with the department of an
    12  amendment of rate schedules pursuant to article four of this chapter, to
    13  recover only the fixed costs  and  operation  and  maintenance  expenses
    14  directly  related  to  metering,  billing,  service  connections and the
    15  provision of customer service.
    16    3. The provisions of subdivision two of this section shall not  permit
    17  or enable the department to cause a cost shift to other rate classes.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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