S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring the
public service commission to establish standards of acceptable
performance for electric corporations
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 66 of the public service law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 2-b to read as follows:
2-B. HAVE POWER TO ESTABLISH STANDARDS OF ACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE FOR
GAS CORPORATIONS AND ELECTRIC CORPORATIONS IN THE EVENT OF A POWER
OUTAGE AND SUBSEQUENT POWER RESTORATION.
(A) SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL SET PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR THE
RESTORATION OF POWER BASED ON THE FORESEEABLE NATURE OF THE OUTAGE AND
THE NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS AFFECTED.
(B) AFTER AN INVESTIGATION AND HEARING HELD ON NOTICE AND UPON A FIND-
ING OF UNACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE, THE COMMISSION SHALL IMPOSE A PENALTY
FOR EACH VIOLATION WHICH THE COMMISSION DEEMS JUST AND PROPER.
(C) SUCH PENALTIES SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO A CREDIT TO
EACH CUSTOMER OF THE AMOUNT OF MONEY CHARGED FOR ONE KILOWATT HOUR FOR
EACH KILOWATT HOUR OF SERVICE OUTAGE.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.