senate Bill S1281

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that N.Y. city shall require qualified manholes to contain locking devices

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Feb 01, 2013 committee discharged and committed to infrastructure and capital investment
Jan 09, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications

S1281 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1108
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §73, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3603, A3235
2009-2010: S7166, A4352

S1281 - Summary

Provides that cities with a population of one million or more shall require qualified manholes to contain locking devices.

S1281 - Sponsor Memo

S1281 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1281

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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 providing for
  municipalities  to  require  qualified  manholes  to  contain  locking
  devices

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

  Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
73 to read as follows:
  S 73. MANHOLE BARRIER LOCKING DEVICES. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE
FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "QUALIFIED MANHOLE" MEANS SURFACE-LEVEL ACCESS TO HIGHLY CRITICAL
UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURE WHICH IS AT OR NEAR GRADE, AND  UNSECURED  BY
MEANS OTHER THAN A COVER OR GRATE OVER SUCH OPENING.
  (B)  "SELF CONTAINED INDEPENDENT MANHOLE BARRIER LOCKING DEVICE" MEANS
A SELF CONTAINED MECHANICAL LOCKING  BARRIER  DEVICE  WHICH  IS  READILY
REMOVABLE  AND  REUSABLE,  AND REQUIRES A PROPRIETARY, CUSTOM, OR UNIQUE
KEY OR WRENCH TO REMOVE, AND ANY ASSOCIATED KEY OR WRENCHES TO LOCK  AND
UNLOCK SUCH DEVICE.
  2. A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE SHALL REQUIRE ALL
QUALIFIED  MANHOLES LOCATED WITHIN SUCH CITY TO CONTAIN A SELF CONTAINED
INDEPENDENT MANHOLE BARRIER LOCKING DEVICE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS SECTION.
  3. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE  CONSTRUED  TO  RESTRICT
THE  POWER  OF  ANY COUNTY, CITY OF LESS THAN ONE MILLION IN POPULATION,
TOWN OR VILLAGE, OR ANY DISTRICT,  AGENCY,  BOARD,  BODY  OR  COMMISSION
THEREOF  TO ADOPT AND ENFORCE LOCAL LAWS THAT COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS
SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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