senate Bill S4502A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "utility preparedness act of 2014"

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Jan 24, 2014 print number 4502a
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 08, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications
Apr 05, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S4502 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6502A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-n, Pub Serv L

S4502 - Summary

Enacts the "utility preparedness act of 2014"; requires the commission to issue an order establishing and requiring compliance with power restoration performance standards for certain electric companies to reduce the duration of outages and disruptions and to facilitate restoration of power after outages and disruptions.

S4502 - Sponsor Memo

S4502 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4502

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- 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 utility prepared-
  ness for outages and disruptions of service

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "utility
preparedness act of 2013".
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 66-n to
read as follows:
  S  66-N.  UTILITY PREPAREDNESS FOR OUTAGES AND DISRUPTIONS OF SERVICE.
1.  DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION COMPANY" OR  "TRANSMISSION
AND  DISTRIBUTION  COMPANY"  OR  "COMPANY" SHALL MEAN: AN INVESTOR-OWNED
UTILITY HAVING ANNUAL REVENUES IN EXCESS OF TWO HUNDRED MILLION  DOLLARS
THAT TRANSMITS AND DISTRIBUTES ELECTRICITY WITHIN THIS STATE.
  (B)   "VEGETATION  MANAGEMENT"  SHALL  MEAN:  PROGRAMS  AND  PRACTICES
DESIGNED TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SYSTEM DISRUPTIONS OR POWER OUTAGES  CAUSED
BY  THE  PHYSICAL  INTERFERENCE  OR COLLAPSE OF TREES, TREE BRANCHES AND
OTHER VEGETATION ON ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION LINES.
  2. TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION COMPANY  PERFORMANCE  BENCHMARKS  AND
STANDARDS.    (A) NO LATER THAN ONE YEAR FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF
THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSION SHALL ESTABLISH, AND EACH TRANSMISSION  AND
DISTRIBUTION  COMPANY  IS  REQUIRED  TO  COMPLY  WITH, POWER RESTORATION
PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKS AND STANDARDS TO REDUCE THE DURATION  OF  OUTAGES
AND  DISRUPTIONS AND TO FACILITATE RESTORATION OF POWER AFTER OUTAGES OR
DISRUPTIONS. PRIOR TO ESTABLISHING SUCH BENCHMARKS  AND  STANDARDS,  THE
COMMISSION  MAY  REQUIRE  COMPANIES  TO  SUBMIT  DOCUMENTS AND ANY OTHER
INFORMATION IN THEIR POSSESSION IN ORDER TO  ASSIST  THE  COMMISSION  IN
ESTABLISHING SUCH BENCHMARKS AND STANDARDS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09413-03-3

S4502A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6502A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-n, Pub Serv L

S4502A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "utility preparedness act of 2014"; requires the commission to issue an order establishing and requiring compliance with power restoration performance standards for certain electric companies to reduce the duration of outages and disruptions and to facilitate restoration of power after outages and disruptions.

S4502A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4502A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4502--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  recommitted  to  the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
  cations in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to utility prepared-
  ness for outages and disruptions of service

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited  as  the  "utility
preparedness act of 2014".
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 66-n to
read as follows:
  S  66-N.  UTILITY PREPAREDNESS FOR OUTAGES AND DISRUPTIONS OF SERVICE.
1.  DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (A) "ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION COMPANY" OR  "TRANSMISSION
AND  DISTRIBUTION  COMPANY"  OR  "COMPANY" SHALL MEAN: AN INVESTOR-OWNED
UTILITY HAVING ANNUAL REVENUES IN EXCESS OF TWO HUNDRED MILLION  DOLLARS
THAT TRANSMITS AND DISTRIBUTES ELECTRICITY WITHIN THIS STATE.
  (B)   "VEGETATION  MANAGEMENT"  SHALL  MEAN:  PROGRAMS  AND  PRACTICES
DESIGNED TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SYSTEM DISRUPTIONS OR POWER OUTAGES  CAUSED
BY  THE  PHYSICAL  INTERFERENCE  OR COLLAPSE OF TREES, TREE BRANCHES AND
OTHER VEGETATION ON ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION LINES.
  2. TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION COMPANY  PERFORMANCE  BENCHMARKS  AND
STANDARDS.    (A) NO LATER THAN ONE YEAR FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF
THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSION SHALL ESTABLISH, AND EACH TRANSMISSION  AND
DISTRIBUTION  COMPANY  IS  REQUIRED  TO  COMPLY  WITH, POWER RESTORATION
PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKS AND STANDARDS TO REDUCE THE DURATION  OF  OUTAGES
AND  DISRUPTIONS AND TO FACILITATE RESTORATION OF POWER AFTER OUTAGES OR
DISRUPTIONS. PRIOR TO ESTABLISHING SUCH BENCHMARKS  AND  STANDARDS,  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09413-04-4

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