senate Bill S2517

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires that at least one commissioner of the public service commission have experience in utility consumer advocacy

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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 24, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

S2517 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8406
2013-2014: S602, A2122
2015-2016: S2476, A4996
2017-2018: S3163, A4902
2019-2020: S2155, A966
2021-2022: S1199, A5838

S2517 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that at least one commissioner of the public service commission have experience in utility consumer advocacy.

S2517 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2517 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2011

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 at
  least one commissioner of the public service commission to have  expe-
  rience in utility consumer advocacy


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 4 of the public  service  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  155  of  the  laws  of 1970, is amended to read as
  1. There shall be in the department of public service a public service
commission, which shall possess the powers and duties hereinafter speci-
fied, and also all powers necessary or proper to enable it to carry  out
the  purposes  of  this  chapter.  The  commission shall consist of five
members, to be appointed by the governor, by and  with  the  advice  and
consent of the senate. A commissioner shall be designated as chairman of
the commission by the governor to serve in such capacity at the pleasure
of  the  governor  or  until  his term as commissioner expires whichever
CONSUMER ADVOCACY. No more than three commissioners may  be  members  of
the same political party unless, pursuant to action taken under subdivi-
sion  two,  the  number  of commissioners shall exceed five, and in such
event no more than four commissioners may be members of the  same  poli-
tical party.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law and shall apply to appointments made on or after  such

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


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