Bill Text: NY A04574 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires utility companies to include on their bills notice of any and all public hearings concerning rate hikes.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-2)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-13 - REFERRED TO RULES [A04574 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04574-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 4, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. JEAN-PIERRE, D'URSO, STECK, GOTTFRIED, THIELE,
          SEAWRIGHT, MONTESANO, WALKER, VANEL, RA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
          A. BUCHWALD, GALEF -- read once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
          Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
        AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring utility
          companies  to  include  a  notice  of  public hearings concerning rate
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 44 of the public service law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
     3    6.  Every  utility  corporation  shall  include on their bills sent to
     4  their customers advance notice of the date and  place  of  any  and  all
     5  public  hearings,  including  but  not  limited  to  hearings before the
     6  commission, concerning proposed  increases  in  rates  of  such  utility
     7  corporation  known to such utility corporation at the time of the prepa-
     8  ration of such bills.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    10  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.