Bill Text: NY S05029 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Prohibits the NYC water board from enacting any rules and regulations less favorable to the consumer, including timeframes for appeals and receiving refunds.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-03 - REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS [S05029 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05029-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      April 3, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
          and Commissions
        AN ACT relating to prohibiting the New York city water board from adopt-
          ing any rules and regulations less favorable to the consumer
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Notwithstanding any rule or regulation by any local govern-
     2  ment, the New York city water board is hereby prohibited  from  adopting
     3  any  rules  or  regulations  that  reduce the timeframe for consumers to
     4  appeal bills or receive refunds or are otherwise less favorable  to  the
     5  consumer  and  where  backbilling  errors are discovered in favor of the
     6  consumer, the New York city water board  shall  provide  for  and  order
     7  refunds up to six years.
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.