Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||
referred to energy and telecommunications
|Jan 09, 2013||
referred to energy and telecommunications
Senate Bill S1537
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S1537 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S1537 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1537 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring a safety 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that there is a plan in place by any telephone corporation in NYS that services more than one million subscribers and electric corporations serving over 300,000 customers to conduct a study and implement a plan of action to remove the growing number of old unsafe telephone and electric poles in communities throughout the state or face a mandatory minimum fine for inaction. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 2 amends public service law by adding a new section 98-a that calls for the PSC to require telephone corporations providing telephone service to more than one million subscribers to conduct a safety and reliability study of all telephone poles used for telephone service and electric corporations serving over 300,000 customers and electric poles and report the total number of poles per county, the
2013-S1537 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1537 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, DILAN, HASSELL- THOMPSON, LANZA, MONTGOMERY, PERALTA, RIVERA, SAVINO, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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