senate Bill S6867

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Adds six ex officio members to the public service commission

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Jun 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.923
Mar 21, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications

S6867 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9027A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4, Pub Serv L

S6867 - Summary

Adds six ex officio members to the public service commission; adds the speaker of the assembly, the minority leader of the assembly, the temporary president of the senate and the minority leader of the senate as ex officio voting members; adds the attorney general and the state comptroller as non-voting members.

S6867 - Sponsor Memo

S6867 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6867

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommu-
  nications

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to the membership of
  the public service commission

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

  Section  1. Section 4 of the public service law, as amended by chapter
155 of the laws of 1970, is amended as follows:
  S 4. The public service commission.  1. There shall be in the  depart-
ment  of public service a public service commission, which shall possess
the powers and duties hereinafter specified, and also all powers  neces-
sary  or  proper to enable it to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
The commission shall consist  of  MEMBERS  AND  EX  OFFICIO  MEMBERS  AS
FOLLOWS:
  (A)  five  members,  to  be appointed by the governor, by and with the
advice and consent of the senate. A commissioner APPOINTED  PURSUANT  TO
THIS  PARAGRAPH 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 OR HER term as commissioner expires whichever first occurs. No
more  than  three commissioners APPOINTED PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH may
be members of the same political party [unless, pursuant to action taken
under subdivision two, the number of commissioners  shall  exceed  five,
and  in such event no more than four commissioners may be members of the
same political party].
  (B) FOUR MEMBERS SHALL BE EX OFFICIO VOTING MEMBERS, AS FOLLOWS:
  (I) THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY;
  (II) THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY;
  (III) THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE; AND
  (IV) THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE.
  (C) TWO MEMBERS SHALL BE EX OFFICIO NON-VOTING MEMBERS, AS FOLLOWS:
  (I) THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; AND
  (II) THE COMPTROLLER OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14060-04-4

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