Bill S2491-2013

Requires utilities to charge not-for-profit organized sports programs for youth residential rates

Requires gas and electric corporations to charge not-for-profit organized sports programs for youth residential rates for utilities.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • Jan 17, 2013: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S2491

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to utility rates charged to not-for-profit organized sports programs for youth

PURPOSE: Requires utilities to charge not-for-profit organized sports programs for youth residential rates.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Section 76 of the public service law, as amended by chapter 82 of the laws of 1998, is amended by including not-for-profit organized sports programs for youth. Section 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION Currently, not-for-profit organized sports programs for youth are charged a "commercial" utility rate which is-applied to "for-profit" entities. Since organized sports programs for youth are "not-for-profit" entities, they should be afforded the same rate treatment as religious organizations, community residences, and domestic consumers which enjoy residential utility rates.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.4441 - Referred to Energy and Telecommunications. 2011: S.4441- Referred to Energy and Telecommunications. 2010: S.620- Referred to Energy/A.5966 - Referred to Energy. 2009: S.620- Referred to Energy/A.5966 - Referred to Energy. 2008: S.6745- Passed Senate/A.9879 - Referred to Energy. 2006: A.5896- Referred to Energy. 2005: A.5896- Referred to Energy. 2004: A.3970- Referred to Energy. 2003: A.3970- Referred to Energy. 2002: A.4795- Referred to Energy. 2001: A.4795- Referred to Energy.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2491 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 17, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to utility rates charged to not-for-profit organized sports programs for youth THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 76 of the public service law, as amended by chapter 82 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows: S 76. Rates charged veteran organizations, religious bodies [and], community residences AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZED SPORTS PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH. No gas corporation, electric corporation or municipality shall, directly or indirectly, charge, demand, collect or receive from any post or hall owned or leased by a not-for-profit corporation that is a veter- ans' organization, or corporation or association organized and conducted in good faith for religious purposes, including the operation by such corporation or association of a school, notwithstanding that secular subjects are taught at such school, or from a community residence as defined in subdivision twenty-eight, twenty-eight-a or twenty-eight-b of section 1.03 of the mental hygiene law, provided, however, that such residence shall be operated by a not-for-profit corporation and if supervisory staff is on site on a twenty-four hour per day basis, that the residence provides living accommodations for fourteen or fewer resi- dents, OR FROM A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZED SPORTS PROGRAM FOR YOUTH, a rate, regardless of the type of service offered, for any gas or electric service utilized exclusively in connection with such [veteran] VETERANS' organization or for such religious purposes or utilized exclusively at such community residence OR USED BY A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZED SPORTS PROGRAM FOR YOUTH greater than the rates or charges charged, demanded, collected or received by such gas corporation, electric corporation or
municipality from domestic consumers receiving single-phase service within the same village, town or municipality. S 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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