senate Bill S6373

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to hearings following major power outages

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8583 -


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2014 tabled
vetoed memo.542
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 12, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.922
substituted for s6373
Jun 12, 2014 substituted by a8583
Jun 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.922
Jan 21, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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May 28, 2014 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S6373
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Excused
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Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: May 28, 2014

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S6373 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8583
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง66-n, Pub Serv L

S6373 - Summary

Relates to hearings following major power outages.

S6373 - Sponsor Memo

S6373 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6373

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 hearings follow-
  ing major power outages

  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
66-n to read as follows:
  S 66-N. HEARINGS. 1.  FOLLOWING ANY MAJOR POWER OUTAGE, THE COMMISSION
SHALL, WITHIN NINETY DAYS, SCHEDULE AT LEAST ONE PUBLIC STATEMENT  HEAR-
ING  IN  EACH AFFECTED COUNTY OR IN EACH AFFECTED CITY WITH A POPULATION
OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND OR MORE OR IN EACH AFFECTED BOROUGH IN THE
CITY OF NEW YORK, PROVIDED THAT SUCH HEARING HAS BEEN  REQUESTED  VIA  A
FORMAL RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OR BOARD OF SUPERVI-
SORS  IN  SUCH  AFFECTED  COUNTY OR BY THE CITY COUNCIL IN SUCH AFFECTED
CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND OR MORE AND  THAT
SUCH  RESOLUTION  HAS  BEEN TRANSMITTED TO THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE PUBLIC
SERVICE COMMISSION BY ELECTRONIC OR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION. THE  AFFECTED
COUNTIES MAY AGREE AMONGST THEMSELVES TO FEWER PUBLIC STATEMENT HEARINGS
PROVIDED  THAT THE LOCATION OR LOCATIONS OF SUCH HEARING OR HEARINGS ARE
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED WITHIN THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA AFFECTED  BY  THE  MAJOR
POWER  OUTAGE  AND  EASILY  ACCESSIBLE  FOR CUSTOMERS. SUCH AN AGREEMENT
AMONG THE AFFECTED COUNTIES MUST BE TRANSMITTED TO  THE  CHAIRPERSON  OF
THE COMMISSION.
  2. "MAJOR POWER OUTAGE" SHALL BE DEFINED AS ANY OUTAGE WITHIN A UTILI-
TY SERVICE TERRITORY THAT LEAVES FIVE PERCENT OR MORE OF CUSTOMERS WITH-
OUT POWER FOR AT LEAST SEVENTY-TWO CONSECUTIVE HOURS FOLLOWING THE EVENT
THAT CAUSED THE OUTAGE.
  3.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  PROVIDING  NOTICE  AND  SOLICITING  PUBLIC
COMMENTS, AT LEAST THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC STATEMENT HEARING  OR
HEARINGS  REQUIRED  IN  SUBDIVISION  ONE OF THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSION
SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE OR ELECTRONIC NOTICE: (A) TO EACH COUNTY AND  MUNI-
CIPALITY  SERVED  BY  SAID  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  LOCATED  IN  THE AREA

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

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