assembly Bill A9991

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the public utility extreme weather and storm hardening assessment act of 2014

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2014 ordered to third reading rules cal.422
rules report cal.422
reported referred to rules
Jun 16, 2014 reported referred to ways and means
Jun 05, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions


A9991 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L; amd §§1020-f & 1014, Pub Auth L

A9991 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to utility assessment of and accommodation to climate change; requires utility companies to complete and file a climate change impact statement every five years.

A9991 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 5, 2014

Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Brennan) --
  (at request of the Department of Law) -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public service law and the public  authorities  law,
  in  relation  to  utility  assessment  of and accommodation to climate


  Section  1.  This  act  shall be known and may be cited as the "public
utility extreme weather and storm hardening assessment act of 2014".
  S 2. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that the  levels
of  carbon  dioxide  and  other  greenhouse  gases in the atmosphere are
continuing to increase and that the international  community  of  scien-
tists  who  study such matters overwhelmingly believe that this progres-
sive increase in the levels of  atmospheric  carbon  dioxide  and  other
greenhouse  gases  is  causing and will continue to cause an increase in
the severity of weather events as well as an increase in  the  frequency
of such weather events in New York state and globally, phenomena common-
ly referred to as climate change.
  Severe  weather  events have caused and have the potential to cause in
the future, significant disruptions to the provision of essential utili-
ty services to the public, including electric and natural gas  services.
In  our modern-day society the provision of adequate and reliable public
utility services is essential to the safety, health  and  well-being  of
all New Yorkers and to the state's economy.
  It is therefore critical that the providers of public utility services
adopt and follow protocols and procedures that will allow them to antic-
ipate  the  impacts  of climate change on their ability to provide these
essential services and that allow them to undertake appropriate  actions
that will avoid or, at the very least minimize, any disruptions to these
essential  utility  services  that  may  be caused by the severe weather
events resulting from climate change.
  S 3. Section 66 of the public service law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 18 to read as follows:

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


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