senate Bill S602

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires that at least one commissioner of the public service commission have experience in utility consumer advocacy

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S602 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2122
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2517, A4905
2009-2010: A8406

S602 - Summary

Requires that at least one commissioner of the public service commission have experience in utility consumer advocacy.

S602 - Sponsor Memo

S602 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   602

                       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 requiring at
  least one commissioner of the public service commission to have  expe-
  rience in utility consumer advocacy

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 4 of the public  service  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  155  of  the  laws  of 1970, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. There shall be in the department of public service a public service
commission, which shall possess the powers and duties hereinafter speci-
fied, and also all powers necessary or proper to enable it to carry  out
the  purposes  of  this  chapter.  The  commission shall consist of five
members, to be appointed by the governor, by and  with  the  advice  and
consent of the senate. A commissioner shall be designated as chairman of
the commission by the governor to serve in such capacity at the pleasure
of  the  governor  or  until  his term as commissioner expires whichever
first occurs. AT LEAST ONE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE EXPERIENCE IN UTILITY
CONSUMER ADVOCACY. No more than three commissioners may  be  members  of
the same political party unless, pursuant to action taken under subdivi-
sion  two,  the  number  of commissioners shall exceed five, and in such
event no more than four commissioners may be members of the  same  poli-
tical party.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law and shall apply to appointments made on or after  such
date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01537-01-3

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