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Bill S4081A-2011

Repeals subdivision 6 of section 18-a of the public service law, relating to a temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment

Relates to the repeal of certain provisions relating to a temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment; reduces the total amount that can be charged from one percent to one-third of one percent.

Details

Actions

  • May 24, 2011: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Mar 29, 2011: PRINT NUMBER 4081A
  • Mar 29, 2011: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • Mar 16, 2011: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Energy and Telecommunications - May 24, 2011
Ayes (6): Maziarz, Alesi, Fuschillo, O'Mara, Ritchie, Adams
Ayes W/R (4): Griffo, Robach, Kruger, Kennedy
Nays (2): Parker, Gianaris

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4081A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal certain provisions of the public service law relating to a temporary state energy and utility service conservation assessment

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To repeal subdivision 6 of section 18-a of the Public Service Law which establishes a "utility service conservation assessment" on specified utility entities of 2% of gross intrastate revenues, and a 1% of gross intrastate revenues for Long Island Power Authority.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Repeals subdivision 6 of section 18-a of the Public Service Law

JUSTIFICATION: The Service Conservation Assessment is a fee placed on utility companies including municipally owned utilities of 2 percent. The tax creates a condition requiring utility companies to raise more revenue to cover the assessment fee. Utility company's financial resources are strained and to raise the mandated fee they have placed the surcharge directly on customer's utility bills. The assessment fees are scheduled to be deposited directly into the state's general fund and only a portion will be passed on to the Public Service Commission within each budget season. This legislation would provide a direct savings to utility consumers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2010 - S.6132/A.9098 -- ENERGY/Corporations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Consumers will save money from this unnecessary tax. A $520 million loss of projected revenue to the State's General Fund over the next 5 years by repealing the utility service conservation assessment.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4081--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 16, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. RANZENHOFER, DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, LARKIN, MAZIARZ, SALAND -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications -- commit- tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom- mitted to said committee AN ACT to repeal certain provisions of the public service law relating to a temporary state energy and utility service conservation assess- ment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 18-a of the public service law is REPEALED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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