Bill Text: NY A03743 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes utility corporations, telegraph and telephone corporations, and cable television corporations to provide notice of bills to third parties at the request of the customer.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-31 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A03743 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03743-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          3743
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 31, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ROZIC, COLTON, JAFFEE, PERRY, RIVERA, CAHILL,
          L. ROSENTHAL, GALEF -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  GIGLIO,  GLICK,
          GOTTFRIED,   LUPARDO,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  ZEBROWSKI  --  read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the public service law and the general business law,  in
          relation to third party notification
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 40 of the public service law, as amended by chapter
     2  631 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 40. Voluntary third-party [notice prior to termination  of  service]
     4  notification.  1. Every utility corporation or municipality shall permit
     5  a  residential  customer to designate a third-party to receive notice of
     6  the total amount due or past due  on  all  bills,  the  amounts  of  any
     7  payments  paid  by or on behalf of such residential customer, and copies
     8  of all notices relating to  termination  of  service  [or]  and  notices
     9  relating to collection of amounts due sent to such residential customer,
    10  provided that the designated third-party indicates in writing a willing-
    11  ness to receive such notices.
    12    2.  Every utility corporation or municipality shall permit a landlord,
    13  upon written request of both the landlord and  tenant,  to  designate  a
    14  third-party to be notified of all requests for discontinuance of service
    15  to units owned by such landlord.
    16    § 2. The general business law is amended by adding a new section 393-f
    17  to read as follows:
    18    §  393-f.  Voluntary  third-party  notification. 1. Every telegraph or
    19  telephone corporation,  cable  television  corporation,  cellular  phone
    20  company,  or  municipality shall permit a residential customer to desig-
    21  nate a third-party to receive notice of the total amount due or past due
    22  on all bills, the amounts of any payments paid by or on behalf  of  such
    23  residential  customer, and copies of all notices relating to termination
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01300-01-9

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     1  of service and notices relating to collection of  amounts  due  sent  to
     2  such  residential  customer,  provided  that  the designated third-party
     3  indicates in writing a willingness to receive such notices.
     4    2.  Every  telegraph or telephone corporation, cable television corpo-
     5  ration, cellular phone company, or municipality shall permit a landlord,
     6  upon written request of both the landlord and  tenant,  to  designate  a
     7  third-party to be notified of all requests for discontinuance of service
     8  to units owned by such landlord.
     9    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    10  have become a law.
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