senate Bill S1984

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes a public service commission nominating board to make recommendations of persons qualified for appointment as commissioners of the public service commission

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 14, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

S1984 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1643
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4, add §4-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A1671

S1984 - Summary

Establishes a public service commission nominating board to make recommendations of persons qualified for appointment as commissioners of the public service commission.

S1984 - Sponsor Memo

S1984 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1984

                       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 appointment
  of members of the public service commission

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

  Section  1. Section 4 of the public service law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. TO ENSURE THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF PUBLIC  UTILITY  REGULATION,  ANY
PERSON  APPOINTED  AS  A COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION SHALL BE QUALIFIED FOR SUCH APPOINTMENT AS PROVIDED  IN  SECTION
FOUR-A OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S  2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 4-a to
read as follows:
  S 4-A. PUBLIC SERVICE  COMMISSION  NOMINATING  BOARD.  1.  ANY  PERSON
APPOINTED  AS  A COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION FOUR
OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL (A) HAVE EDUCATION AND TRAINING, AND THREE OR MORE
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING  FIELDS:  ECONOMICS,
ENGINEERING,  LAW,  ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, UTILITY REGULATION,
PUBLIC POLICY, CONSUMER ADVOCACY OR ENVIRONMENTAL  MANAGEMENT;  AND  (B)
SHALL  BE  SELECTED  FROM A LIST OF INDIVIDUALS NOMINATED AS PROVIDED IN
SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  2. (A) THERE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN THE DEPARTMENT A  PUBLIC  SERVICE
COMMISSION NOMINATING BOARD CONSISTING OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (1)  THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARD, OR
HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;
  (2) THE PRESIDENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH  AND  DEVELOP-
MENT AUTHORITY, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;
  (3) THE COMMISSIONER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04803-01-1

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