senate Bill S1536

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the notification of impending emergencies by electric corporations to affected communities

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S1536 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง54, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1773
2009-2010: S5057B

S1536 - Summary

Provides for the notification of impending emergencies by electric corporations to affected communities.

S1536 - Sponsor Memo

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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