|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 05, 2014||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S7198
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S7198 - Details
S7198 - Summary
Clarifies the time in which the public service commission must act upon certain petitions.
S7198 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7198 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to clarifying the mandatory time within which the public service commission must act upon petitions submitted by regulated entities and the citizenry PURPOSE: Requires the public service commission ("PSC") to take action on petitions submitted by citizens and other interested parties in a more expeditious manner. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - adds a new subdivision 27 to the Public Service Law to achieve the following: (1) requires the PSC to investigate and complete action on any petition or complaint filed by a utility customer or a group of customers or certain public officials within 90 days of the filing of the petition or complaint. A petition alleging an emergency or action that threatens public health and safety must be handled within 30 days; (2) requires the PSC to issue an annual report on its handling of
S7198 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7198 I N S E N A T E May 5, 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 clarifying the mandatory time within which the public service commission must act upon petitions submitted by regulated entities and the citizenry 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 27 to read as follows: S 27. PETITIONS; TIME PERIOD FOR ACTION TO BE TAKEN. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM: (A) "CUSTOMER" SHALL MEAN A CUSTOMER OR CONSUMER OF A UTILITY SERVICE THAT IS REGULATED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER, WHO SHALL BE EITHER AN INDI- VIDUAL; A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS; THE MAYOR OF A CITY; THE TRUSTEES OF A VILLAGE; THE TOWN BOARD OF A TOWN; OR THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE OR THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF A COUNTY. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "CUSTOMER" SHALL INCLUDE THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE. (B) "PETITION" SHALL MEAN ANY PETITION OR COMPLAINT FILED WITH OR SUBMITTED TO THE COMMISSION PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER BY A CUSTOMER, ALLEGING OR RELATING TO: (I) THE FAILURE OR OMITTING TO DO ANYTHING REQUIRED OF A PUBLIC UTILI- TY COMPANY BY ANY PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER, OR BY ANY REGULATIONS OR AN ORDER OF THE COMMISSION; (II) ANY ACTIONS TAKEN BY A PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY, ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS THAT ARE CONTRARY TO OR IN VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER; THE REGULATIONS OR AN ORDER OF THE COMMIS- SION; OR THE TERMS OR CONDITIONS OF THE FRANCHISE OR CHARTER OF THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY; (III) RATE CHARGES OR CLASSIFICATION OF SERVICE; OR (IV) THE ADEQUACY, EFFICIENCY OR RELIABILITY OF SERVICE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07407-04-4
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