senate Bill S584A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Expands the scope of management and operations audits of gas and electric corporations conducted by the public service commission

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 13, 2014 print number 584a
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 08, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 09, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications

S584 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A667A
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1980, A2366
2009-2010: A1554

S584 - Summary

Expands the scope of management and operations audits of gas and electric corporations conducted by the public service commission; requires copies of such audits to be provided to the governor and various legislative leaders.

S584 - Sponsor Memo

S584 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   584

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 the management
  and operations audits of certain utilities

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 19 of section 66 of the public service law, as
added by chapter 556 of the laws of 1976 and the  closing  paragraph  as
added by chapter 586 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
  19.  The  commission  shall  have  power to provide for management and
operations audits of gas corporations and  electric  corporations.  Such
audits  shall be performed AT SUCH TIMES AS THE COMMISSION SHALL DIRECT,
BUT AN AUDIT SHALL BE PERFORMED at least once every  [five  years]  YEAR
for  combination gas and electric companies, as well as for straight gas
corporations having annual gross  revenues  in  excess  of  two  hundred
million  dollars. WHEN ANY SUCH CORPORATION ALSO OPERATES A STEAM CORPO-
RATION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FOUR-A OF THIS CHAPTER, THE COMMISSION  SHALL
PROVIDE  FOR  A MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS AUDIT OF THE STEAM CORPORATION
IN THE TIME AND MANNER SPECIFIED IN  THIS  SECTION.    The  audit  shall
include,  but  not  be  limited  to,  an  investigation of the company's
construction program, planning [in relation], SECURITY  AND  MAINTENANCE
OPERATIONS  AS  THEY  RELATE  to the needs of its customers for reliable
service and an evaluation of the efficiency of the company's operations.
THE AUDIT SHALL INCLUDE  INDEPENDENT  VERIFICATION  OF  THE  INFORMATION
PROVIDED  BY  THE  COMPANY. The commission shall have discretion to have
such audits performed by its staff, or by independent  auditors.    UPON
COMPLETION,  COPIES  OF  THE  AUDITS  SHALL BE PROVIDED TO THE GOVERNOR,
SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE,  THE
CHAIR  OF  THE  SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, THE CHAIR OF THE ASSEMBLY WAYS

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

S584A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A667A
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1980, A2366
2009-2010: A1554

S584A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the scope of management and operations audits of gas and electric corporations conducted by the public service commission; requires copies of such audits to be provided to the governor and various legislative leaders.

S584A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S584A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 584--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 the management
  and operations audits of certain utilities

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

  Section  1.  Paragraphs (a) and (c) of subdivision 19 of section 66 of
the public service law, as amended by section 4 of part X of chapter  57
of the laws of 2013, are amended to read as follows:
  (a)  The  commission  shall  have  power to provide for management and
operations audits of gas corporations and  electric  corporations.  Such
audits  shall be performed AT SUCH TIMES AS THE COMMISSION SHALL DIRECT,
BUT AN AUDIT SHALL BE PERFORMED at least once every  [five  years]  YEAR
for  combination  gas and electric corporations, as well as for straight
gas corporations having annual gross revenues in excess of  two  hundred
million dollars.  WHEN ANY SUCH CORPORATION ALSO OPERATES A STEAM CORPO-
RATION  PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FOUR-A OF THIS CHAPTER, THE COMMISSION SHALL
PROVIDE FOR A MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS AUDIT OF THE  STEAM  CORPORATION
IN  THE  TIME  AND  MANNER  SPECIFIED  IN  THIS SECTION. The audit shall
include, but not be  limited  to,  an  investigation  of  the  company's
construction  program,  planning [in relation], SECURITY AND MAINTENANCE
OPERATIONS AS THEY RELATE to the needs of  its  customers  for  reliable
service,  an  evaluation  of the efficiency of the company's operations,
recommendations with respect to same, and the timing with respect to the
implementation of such recommendations.  THE AUDIT SHALL  INCLUDE  INDE-
PENDENT VERIFICATION OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE CORPORATION. The

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

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