|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|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|
senate Bill S1980
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S1980 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S1980 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to the management and operations audits of certain utilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: In its January 2007 report, the Assembly Queens power outage Task Force recommended several measures to improve oversight of utilities and prevent future blackouts. This bill strengthens the requirements for management and operations audits of gas and electric corporations, in order to ensure timely awareness of areas where improvements in utility operations may be needed. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Bill §1 amends subdivision 19 of §66 of the Public Service Law to make the following revisions to the statutorily required process for management and operations audits of electric and gas corporations: * the audit schedule - currently at least once every 5 years - could be accelerated by the Public Service Commission (PSC); * audits would be expanded to include not only construction program
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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