|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S1536
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S1536 - Details
S1536 - Summary
Provides for the notification of impending emergencies by electric corporations to affected communities.
S1536 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1536 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to providing for the notification of impending emergencies by electric corporations PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill provides notification of impending emergencies by electrical utility corporations to affected communities. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would mandate all electrical utility corporations to notify the chief executive officer of a municipality or the designated agency head or department head of a municipality when there is an impending electrical emergency that may affect the municipality. Each municipality notified of a pending electrical emergency shall provide appropriate notice and information to designated media outlets. The public service commission, with the attorney general, shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary to enforce the provisions of section one. The commission shall solicit input from electric corporations and municipal officials in the process of formulating such rules and regulations. Such rules and regulations shall include but not limited to establishing protocols which address the magnitude and severity of the
S1536 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1536 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PERKINS -- 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 the notification of impending emergencies by electric corporations 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 54 to read as follows: S 54. NOTIFICATION OF IMPENDING EMERGENCIES. 1. EVERY ELECTRIC CORPO- RATION SHALL NOTIFY THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF A MUNICIPALITY OR THE DESIGNATED AGENCY HEAD OR DEPARTMENT HEAD OF A MUNICIPALITY WHEN THERE IS AN IMPENDING ELECTRICAL EMERGENCY THAT MAY AFFECT THE MUNICIPALITY. EACH MUNICIPALITY NOTIFIED OF A PENDING ELECTRICAL EMERGENCY SHALL PROVIDE APPROPRIATE NOTICE AND INFORMATION TO DESIGNATED MEDIA OUTLETS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ELECTRONIC, PRINT, INTERNET OR OTHER DESIG- NATED PUBLIC MEDIA OUTLETS SERVING SUCH AFFECTED MUNICIPALITY. 2. (A) THE COMMISSION, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. THE COMMISSION SHALL SOLICIT INPUT FROM ELECTRIC CORPO- RATIONS AND MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS IN THE PROCESS OF FORMULATING SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS. (B) SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO ESTABLISHING PROTOCOLS WHICH ADDRESS THE MAGNITUDE AND SEVERITY OF THE IMPENDING EMERGENCY, AS WELL AS PROTOCOLS FOR NOTIFICATION OF THE PUBLIC. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04231-01-3
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