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File #: Int 1837-2019    Version: * Name: Certain estimated bills by the department of environmental protection.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 12/19/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to certain estimated bills by the department of environmental protection
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to undertake measures to attempt to obtain actual meter readings including making an appointment with the customer or such other person who controls access to the meter for a reading during business hours, or offering the customer the opportunity to phone in or submit online a meter reading or taking such other steps as may be needed to ensure that the customer receives a timely meter reading.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1837, 2. Int. No. 1837, 3. December 19, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-19-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 19, 2019

Int. No. 1837

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to certain estimated bills by the department of environmental protection

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 24-334 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:

 d.  When the department determines to issue an estimated bill covering three months or more, the department shall take reasonable actions to obtain an actual meter readings including making an appointment with the customer or such other person who controls access to the meter for a meter reading during business hours, or offering the customer the opportunity to phone in or submit online a meter reading, or providing a card to the customer on which such customer may record the reading and mail such card to the department.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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12/06/19