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A05830 Summary:

Add §270.40, Pen L
Makes it a class B misdemeanor for any person other than a person acting on behalf of a utility corporation to unlawfully install a gas meter without a permit.
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A05830 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 26, 2021
        Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee  on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
          as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to  unlawfully  installing  a
          gas meter

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 270.40  to
     2  read as follows:
     3  § 270.40 Unlawfully installing a gas meter.
     4    1.  As used in this section "gas meter" means any gas meter that meas-
     5  ures usage of any end use customer of gas services.
     6    2. A person is guilty of unlawfully installing a gas meter when he  or
     7  she  installs  the gas   meter or is the owner of the premises where the
     8  meter is unlawfully installed and knows that such gas meter  was  unlaw-
     9  fully  installed.  A  gas  meter  is    unlawfully  installed when it is
    10  installed by any person other than a person acting on behalf of a utili-
    11  ty corporation subject to the jurisdiction of the public service commis-
    12  sion, unless such person has received a permit to install the gas  meter
    13  from the appropriate permitting authority.
    14    Unlawfully installing a gas meter is a class B misdemeanor.
    15    § 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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