Bill S4545-2015

Provides for the issuance of receipts for the delivery of liquefied petroleum gas by electronic means

Provides for the issuance of receipts for the delivery of liquefied petroleum gas by electronic means.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 9, 2015: returned to senate
  • Jun 9, 2015: passed assembly
  • Jun 9, 2015: ordered to third reading rules cal.134
  • Jun 9, 2015: substituted for a6646
  • May 18, 2015: referred to agriculture
  • May 18, 2015: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • May 18, 2015: PASSED SENATE
  • Apr 27, 2015: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 23, 2015: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 22, 2015: 1ST REPORT CAL.373
  • Mar 26, 2015: REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Agriculture - Apr 22, 2015
Ayes (12): Ritchie, Funke, Gallivan, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Seward, Valesky, Young, Panepinto, Comrie, Hamilton, Serrano
Ayes W/R (1): Montgomery

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4545

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the issuance of receipts for the delivery of liquefied petroleum gas by electronic means

PURPOSE:

The legislation provides an option for propane customers to receive a copy of the meter-generated delivery ticket by email.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 provides § 192.6 of the Agriculture and Markets Law is amended to conform to Handbook 44 G-S.5.6

Section 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Transactions traditionally conducted on paper are increasingly being replaced by digital transmission. Such transactions include paperless bank statements, online bill payment of utility, mortgage, credit card and tax, remissions and the virtual elimination of paper checks by debit cards. Consumers now routinely receive bills by email and remit online. E-billing and payment is now the dominant means of making financial settlements.

This measure would give propane customers the option of receiving the delivery ticket by email and/or hard copy. Current law requires that a meter-generated ticket showing relevant information be left at the time of the delivery with a copy retained by the company. A record of the delivery would be loaded into a company's computer system and e-mailed to customers who have requested it.

This bill's environmental benefits accrue from reduction in the paper waste stream for companies and customers as well as savings in surface mail costs. Additionally, identity theft opportunities would be reduced by eliminating sensitive information typically left unsecured on customers' properties.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4545 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 26, 2015 ___________
Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to the issuance of receipts for the delivery of liquefied petroleum gas by electronic means THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 192-e of the agriculture and markets law, as amended by chapter 679 of the laws of 1980, such section as renumbered by chapter 716 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows: 6. Each delivery of liquefied petroleum gas sold on a package basis in cylinders or containers to consumers and each delivery of such gas from a vehicle tank or other vessel into tanks, cylinders or containers connected to consumer apparatus when sale is based on a quantity so delivered, shall be accompanied by a delivery ticket and duplicate ther- eof. On such ticket and duplicate thereof shall be distinctly expressed in ink or other indelible substance the date of delivery, the net weight or volume of such liquefied petroleum gas delivered, the price per unit of metric or customary measure, the total price, the name and address of the seller and the name and address of the purchaser of such liquefied petroleum gas; provided, however, that such delivery ticket need not set forth the total price if within five days after delivery the seller provides the buyer with a written statement setting forth all the fore- going information including the total price. Delivery tickets shall be serially numbered or the serial number of the cylinder or container shall be legibly marked on such delivery ticket. One of such tickets shall be delivered to the person receiving the liquefied petroleum gas, and the other ticket shall be retained by the seller of the liquefied petroleum gas for a period of one year and shall be subject to inspection by any weights and measures official within this time. FOR
SYSTEMS EQUIPPED WITH THE CAPABILITY OF ISSUING AN ELECTRONIC RECEIPT, TICKET OR OTHER RECORDED REPRESENTATION, THE CUSTOMER MAY BE GIVEN THE OPTION TO RECEIVE ANY REQUIRED INFORMATION ELECTRONICALLY BY MEANS OF A CELLULAR TELEPHONE, MOBILE TELEPHONE, COMPUTER, COMPUTER TABLET OR ANY OTHER PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE, IN LIEU OF OR IN ADDITION TO A HARD COPY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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