assembly Bill A8583

Vetoed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to hearings following major power outages

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

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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
May 27, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 15, 2014 advanced to third reading cal.703
May 13, 2014 reported
Apr 01, 2014 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 18, 2014 reference changed to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 23, 2014 referred to energy

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A8583 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6373
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง66-n, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1868
2017-2018: A2173

A8583 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to hearings following major power outages.

A8583 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8583

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. MAYER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Energy

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
AFFECTED  BY THE MAJOR POWER OUTAGE; (B) TO THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY,

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

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