No gas corporation, electric corporation or municipality shall, directly or indirectly,
charge, demand, collect or receive from any post or hall owned or leased by a not-for-profit
corporation that is a veterans' organization, or corporation or association organized
and conducted in good faith for religious purposes, including the operation by such
corporation or association of a school, notwithstanding that secular subjects are
taught at such school, or from a community residence as defined in subdivision twenty-eight,
twenty-eight-a or twenty-eight-b of section 1.03 of the mental hygiene law, provided, however, that such residence shall be operated by a not-for-profit corporation
and if supervisory staff is on site on a twenty-four hour per day basis, that the
residence provides living accommodations for fourteen or fewer residents, a rate,
regardless of the type of service offered, for any gas or electric service utilized
exclusively in connection with such veteran organization or for such religious purposes
or utilized exclusively at such community residence greater than the rates or charges
charged, demanded, collected or received by such gas corporation, electric corporation
or municipality from domestic consumers receiving single-phase service within the
same village, town or municipality.
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