senate Bill S6619A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to public hearing requirements before a gas or electric corporation closes a call center

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 17, 2014 signed chap.520
Dec 05, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jun 09, 2014 ordered to third reading cal.845
substituted for a9104a
Mar 24, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 10, 2014 amended on third reading 6619a
Mar 04, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 27, 2014 1st report cal.188
Feb 14, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Feb 27, 2014 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 27, 2014

nay (1)

Bill Amendments

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S6619 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9104A
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §65, Pub Serv L

S6619 - Summary

Relates to public hearing requirements before a gas or electric corporation closes a call center.

S6619 - Sponsor Memo

S6619 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6619

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SAVINO, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
  communications

AN  ACT  to  amend the public service law, in relation to public hearing
  requirements before a gas or electric corporation closes a call center

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 13 of section 65 of the public
service  law, as added by chapter 330 of the laws of 2010, is amended to
read as follows:
  (b) No gas or electric corporation shall close a call center or  other
facility providing the customer assistance set forth in paragraph (a) of
this subdivision or relocate such customer assistance to another area of
New  York  state or outside of New York state without notice and hearing
before the commission.  UPON RECEIPT OF THE NOTICE REQUIRED PURSUANT  TO
THIS  PARAGRAPH,  THE  COMMISSION  SHALL  PROMPTLY  FIX  A  DATE FOR THE
COMMENCEMENT OF A PUBLIC HEARING THEREON NOT LESS THAN TWENTY  NOR  MORE
THAN  SIXTY  DAYS  AFTER  SUCH  RECEIPT. THE TESTIMONY PRESENTED AT SUCH
HEARING MAY BE PRESENTED IN WRITING OR ORALLY, PROVIDED THAT THE COMMIS-
SION MAY MAKE RULES DESIGNED TO EXCLUDE REPETITIVE, REDUNDANT OR  IRREL-
EVANT TESTIMONY.  THE COMMISSION SHALL MAKE A RECORD OF ALL TESTIMONY IN
ALL  CONTESTED  HEARINGS.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "PUBLIC HEARING"
MEANS A PUBLIC FORUM AT A  PHYSICAL  LOCATION,  ATTENDED  BY  COMMISSION
MEMBERS OR THEIR DESIGNEES, WHERE ORAL TESTIMONY IS ACCEPTED AND WRITTEN
TESTIMONY MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR INCLUSION IN THE RECORD. SUCH FORUM SHALL
BE  OPEN  TO  PARTIES  TO  THE PROCEEDING AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE
PRESENTATION OF COMMENTS THAT SHALL BE LIMITED TO RELEVANT FACTS DIRECT-
LY RELATED  TO  THE  PROCEEDING  IN  QUESTION.  SUCH  HEARING  SHALL  BE
COMMENCED  UPON  PROPER  NOTICE TO THE PARTIES TO THE PROCEEDING AND THE
PUBLIC AT LEAST FOURTEEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13865-02-4

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S6619A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9104A
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §65, Pub Serv L

S6619A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to public hearing requirements before a gas or electric corporation closes a call center.

S6619A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6619A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6619--A
    Cal. No. 188

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SAVINO, MAZIARZ, ADDABBO, MARTINS, TKACZYK -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Energy and Telecommunications -- reported favorably from
  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend the public service law, in relation to public hearing
  requirements before a gas or electric corporation closes a call center

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 13 of section 65 of the public
service  law, as added by chapter 330 of the laws of 2010, is amended to
read as follows:
  (b) No gas or electric corporation shall close a call center or  other
facility providing the customer assistance set forth in paragraph (a) of
this subdivision or relocate such customer assistance to another area of
New  York  state or outside of New York state without notice and hearing
before the commission.  UPON RECEIPT OF THE NOTICE REQUIRED PURSUANT  TO
THIS PARAGRAPH, THE COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE PROCEEDING TO
INTERESTED PARTIES AND THE PUBLIC; AND SHALL PROMPTLY FIX A DATE FOR THE
COMMENCEMENT  OF A PUBLIC HEARING THEREON NOT LESS THAN SIXTY DAYS AFTER
SUCH RECEIPT. THE TESTIMONY PRESENTED AT SUCH HEARING MAY  BE  PRESENTED
IN  WRITING  OR  ORALLY,  PROVIDED  THAT  THE  COMMISSION MAY MAKE RULES
DESIGNED TO EXCLUDE REPETITIVE, REDUNDANT OR IRRELEVANT TESTIMONY  WHILE
GIVING  ALL INTERESTED PARTIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THEIR DOCUMEN-
TARY AND/OR TESTIMONIAL EVIDENCE.  THE COMMISSION SHALL MAKE A RECORD OF
ALL TESTIMONY IN ALL CONTESTED HEARINGS. FOR PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION
"PUBLIC  HEARING"  MEANS A PUBLIC FORUM AT A PHYSICAL LOCATION, ATTENDED
BY COMMISSION MEMBERS  OR  THEIR  DESIGNEES,  WHERE  ORAL  TESTIMONY  IS
ACCEPTED  AND  WRITTEN  TESTIMONY  MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR INCLUSION IN THE
RECORD. SUCH FORUM SHALL BE OPEN TO PARTIES TO THE  PROCEEDING  AND  THE
GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE PRESENTATION OF COMMENTS THAT SHALL BE LIMITED TO
RELEVANT  FACTS  DIRECTLY  RELATED  TO  THE PROCEEDING IN QUESTION. SUCH
HEARING SHALL BE COMMENCED UPON PROPER NOTICE  TO  THE  PARTIES  TO  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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