2019 New York Laws
PBS - Public Service
Article 1 - The Department of Public Service
24-A - Notice to Be Given to Department of State Prior to Rate Increase.
§ 24-a. Notice to be given to department of state prior to rate increase.
1. Notwithstanding any inconsistent general, special or local law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the commission shall to the extent the department shall so request in any cases or class of cases, give notice to the department of any filed statement proposing to modify or increase rates, services, schedule of rates or any other rating rule or to adopt or amend any rate or service rules or regulations within five days after the commission shall have received such statement from any utility subject to its jurisdiction; provided, however, that in lieu of giving such notice, the commission may direct that the utility give such notice to the department.
2. In any such case in which the department shall file with the commission a statement of intent to be a party, the department shall have and in its discretion may exercise all the rights and privileges of a party.
3. For the purposes of this section, the term "commission" shall mean the public service commission.