Law prevents electric, gas, water, internet and telephone shutoffs as customers continue to face economic effects of COVID-19AARP New York and the Public Utility Law Project today thanked Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing S1453-B/A6255-A to extend New York’s moratorium on utility disconnections. The legislation, championed by Senator Kevin Parker and Assemblymember Diana Richardson, will keep millions of New Yorkers connected to vital electric, gas, water, internet and telephone service as many continue to struggle with the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Many New Yorkers are using telemedicine for the first time. The pandemic, however, has underscored the state's disparities with access to health care and broadband internet service, especially in rural areas.
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