senate Bill S1537

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires a safety and reliability inspection of all telephone poles used by telephone corporations providing telephone service to more than one million subscribers

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 09, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S1537 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8762
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §98-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1777A, A6181A
2009-2010: S7469, A10577

S1537 - Summary

Requires a safety and reliability inspection of all telephone poles used by telephone corporations providing telephone service to more than one million subscribers and the replacement or removal of deficient poles.

S1537 - Sponsor Memo

S1537 - 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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