Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 12, 2014||
referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Assembly Bill A8762
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-A8762 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Senate Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
- Law Section:
- Public Service Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §98-a, Pub Serv L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6181, S1777
2013-A8762 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8762 I N A S S E M B L Y February 12, 2014 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring a safe- ty and reliability inspection of all telephone poles used by telephone corporations providing telephone service to more than one million subscribers and requiring a safety and reliability inspection of all utility poles used by electric corporations providing electric service to over 300,000 customers and the replacement or removal of deficient poles THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby declares that unsafe, inadequate or unreliable telephone and electrical utility poles are a danger to the general public and to telecommunications and elec- trical utility workers; that such telephone and electrical utility poles impair the effective delivery of telecommunications services; and that the public interest requires increased oversight of the safety and reli- ability of jurisdictional telecommunications and electrical utility services carried over or by above ground telephone and electrical utili- ty lines, as such are defined in article 1 of the public service law; and that the public interest requires a set of minimum fines to ensure compliance with this statute by each telephone corporation serving over one million subscribers and each electric corporation serving over 300,000 subscribers. S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 98-a to read as follows: S 98-A. SAFETY AND RELIABILITY INSPECTION. 1. THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION SHALL, WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, REQUIRE TELEPHONE CORPORATIONS PROVIDING TELEPHONE SERVICE TO MORE THAN ONE MILLION SUBSCRIBERS, AND ELECTRIC CORPORATIONS SERVING OVER THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND CUSTOMERS, TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE SAFETY AND RELIABILITY OF ALL TELEPHONE AND ELECTRIC POLES USED BY SUCH CORPO- RATIONS TO PROVIDE TELEPHONE AND ELECTRIC SERVICE WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND TO REPORT UPON THE FOLLOWING FACTORS: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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