senate Bill S1249

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for a priority call system for use in connection with emergency disconnections of utilities, service coverage and oversight of response time

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S1249 - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §48-a, amd §§65, 66 & 80, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8304

S1249 - Summary

Amends the public service law, in relation to providing for a priority call system for use in connection with emergency disconnections of utilities, service coverage and oversight of response time in connection with the emergency disconnection of utilities.

S1249 - Sponsor Memo

S1249 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1249

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT  to amend the public service law, in relation to providing for a
  priority call system for use  in  connection  with  emergency  discon-
  nections of utilities, service coverage and oversight of response time
  in connection with the emergency disconnection of utilities

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
48-a to read as follows:
  S  48-A.  PRIORITY  CALL SYSTEM AND REPORTING. 1. THE COMMISSION SHALL
ESTABLISH A PRIORITY CALL SYSTEM FOR USE BY POLICE AND FIRE  DEPARTMENTS
AND  AGENCIES  IN  THE  EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY REQUIRING DISCONNECTION OF
UTILITY SERVICES PROVIDED BY A CORPORATION SUBJECT TO THIS ARTICLE. SUCH
SYSTEM SHALL BE IN OPERATION AT ALL TIMES, AND SHALL PROVIDE  ACCESS  TO
ONE OR MORE EMPLOYEES OF A CORPORATION, WHICH EMPLOYEES SHALL BE AUTHOR-
IZED  TO  DIRECT  THE  IMMEDIATE  DISCONNECTION.    THE COMMISSION SHALL
PROMULGATE SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS AS IT DEEMS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2. EACH CORPORATION SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF  THIS  ARTICLE  SHALL
ESTABLISH A PRIORITY CALL SYSTEM, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES AND REGU-
LATIONS  OF  THE  COMMISSION, FOR USE BY POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND
AGENCIES IN  THE  EVENT  OF  AN  EMERGENCY  REQUIRING  DISCONNECTION  OF
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CORPORATION.
  3.  EACH  CORPORATION  SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL
ANNUALLY FILE WITH THE COMMISSION A REPORT, IN SUCH FORM AS THE  COMMIS-
SION  SHALL  PRESCRIBE,  DETAILING  THE  DATES AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF EACH
REQUESTED EMERGENCY DISCONNECTION, THE IDENTITY OF  THE  PERSON,  AGENCY
AND DEPARTMENT MAKING THE REQUEST, THE RESPONSE TO EACH SUCH REQUEST AND
THE  TIME  REQUIRED TO ACCOMPLISH THE DISCONNECTION OF SERVICE, TOGETHER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
S                                                          LBD02030-01-1

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