senate Bill S7414

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the public service commission to ensure equitable treatment of all retail customers of electric corporations and municipal electric utilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jun 11, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2012 1st report cal.1096
May 10, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications

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Jun 5, 2012 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

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S7414 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7766A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L; amd §1020-cc, Pub Auth L

S7414 - Bill Texts

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Requires the public service commission to ensure equitable treatment of all retail customers of electric corporations and municipal electric utilities.

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BILL NUMBER:S7414

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the public service law and the public authorities law,
in relation to requiring that the public service commission ensure
equitable treatment of all retail customers of electric corporations
and municipal electric utilities

PURPOSE:
This legislation will require that the Public Service Commission
ensure equitable treatment of all retail customers of electric
corporations and municipal electric utilities by requiring investor
owned utilities include them in any filed storm preparation and
response plans.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Sections 1 and 2 of the bill amend the Public Service Law and the
Public Authorities Law, respectively, to add a new provision to ensure
that storm plans provide for the equitable treatment of all customers
of electric corporations and municipal electric utilities.

Section 3 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation will ensure that all retail customers, subjected to
power outages that are the result of failures of the surrounding
electric corporation's infrastructure are treated equitably during
electricity restoration efforts.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New legislation.

FISCAL IMPACT:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  7414

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 and the public authorities law,
  in relation to requiring that the  public  service  commission  ensure
  equitable  treatment  of all retail customers of electric corporations
  and municipal electric utilities

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 21 of section 66 of the public service law, as
added by chapter 718 of the laws of 1980, is amended to read as follows:
  21. The commission shall require every electric corporation to  submit
storm  plans to the commission for review and approval at such times and
in such detail and form  as  the  commission  shall  require,  provided,
however,  that the same shall be filed at least annually.  TO ENSURE THE
EQUITABLE TREATMENT OF ALL RETAIL CUSTOMERS IN NEW YORK, THE  COMMISSION
SHALL  REQUIRE  THAT  THE  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION'S  STORM  PLAN RESTORES
SERVICE TO RETAIL CUSTOMERS OF ADJACENT ELECTRIC CORPORATIONS AND MUNIC-
IPAL ELECTRIC UTILITIES THAT DEPEND ON THE ELECTRIC CORPORATION'S FACIL-
ITIES FOR ELECTRIC SERVICE ON A BASIS COMPARABLE TO ITS  RETAIL  CUSTOM-
ERS.
  S  2.  Section  1020-cc  of  the public authorities law, as amended by
chapter 413 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1020-cc. Authority subject to certain provisions  contained  in  the
state  finance  law, the public service law, the social services law and
the general municipal law. All  contracts  of  the  authority  shall  be
subject to the provisions of the state finance law relating to contracts
made  by  the  state. The authority shall also establish rules and regu-
lations with respect to providing to its residential gas,  electric  and
steam utility customers those rights and protections provided in article
two  and  sections one hundred seventeen and one hundred eighteen of the
public service law and section one hundred thirty-one-s  of  the  social
services  law.  The  authority  shall  conform  to  any safety standards
regarding manual lockable disconnect switches for solar electric  gener-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10739-04-2

S. 7414                             2

ating equipment established by the public service commission pursuant to
subparagraph  (ii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision five and subparagraph
(ii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision five-a of  section  sixty-six-j  of
the public service law. THE AUTHORITY SHALL SUBMIT STORM PLANS, AT LEAST
ANNUALLY,  IN  SUCH  A  MANNER  SIMILAR IN DETAIL AND FORM AS THE PUBLIC
SERVICE  COMMISSION  REQUIRES  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  TWENTY-ONE  OF
SECTION  SIXTY-SIX  OF  THE  PUBLIC SERVICE LAW. The authority shall let
contracts for construction or purchase of supplies, materials, or equip-
ment pursuant to section one hundred three and paragraph (e) of subdivi-
sion four of section one hundred twenty-w of the general municipal law.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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