senate Bill S1980

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Expands the scope of management and operations audits of gas and electric corporations conducted by the public service commission

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Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 08, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 14, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

S1980 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2366
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A1554

S1980 - Summary

Expands the scope of management and operations audits of gas and electric corporations conducted by the public service commission; requires copies of such audits to be provided to the governor and various legislative leaders.

S1980 - Sponsor Memo

S1980 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1980

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 the management
  and operations audits of certain utilities

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 19 of section 66 of the public service law, as
added by chapter 556 of the laws of 1976 and the  closing  paragraph  as
added by chapter 586 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
  19.  The  commission  shall  have  power to provide for management and
operations audits of gas corporations and  electric  corporations.  Such
audits  shall be performed AT SUCH TIMES AS THE COMMISSION SHALL DIRECT,
BUT AN AUDIT SHALL BE PERFORMED at least once every  [five  years]  YEAR
for  combination gas and electric companies, as well as for straight gas
corporations having annual gross  revenues  in  excess  of  two  hundred
million  dollars. WHEN ANY SUCH CORPORATION ALSO OPERATES A STEAM CORPO-
RATION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FOUR-A OF THIS CHAPTER, THE COMMISSION  SHALL
PROVIDE  FOR  A MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS AUDIT OF THE STEAM CORPORATION
IN THE TIME AND MANNER SPECIFIED IN  THIS  SECTION.    The  audit  shall
include,  but  not  be  limited  to,  an  investigation of the company's
construction program, planning [in relation], SECURITY  AND  MAINTENANCE
OPERATIONS  AS  THEY  RELATE  to the needs of its customers for reliable
service and an evaluation of the efficiency of the company's operations.
THE AUDIT SHALL INCLUDE  INDEPENDENT  VERIFICATION  OF  THE  INFORMATION
PROVIDED  BY  THE  COMPANY. The commission shall have discretion to have
such audits performed by its staff, or by independent  auditors.    UPON
COMPLETION,  COPIES  OF  THE  AUDITS  SHALL BE PROVIDED TO THE GOVERNOR,
SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE,  THE
CHAIR  OF  THE  SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, THE CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY WAYS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05112-01-1

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