assembly Bill A1868A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to hearings following major power outages

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 19, 2016 print number 1868a
Jan 19, 2016 amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 06, 2016 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 13, 2015 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A1868 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-o, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8583
2017-2018: A2173

A1868 - Summary

Relates to hearings following major power outages.

A1868 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1868

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. MAYER, OTIS, JAFFEE, CAHILL, ROBINSON, ROZIC,
  GUNTHER, ZEBROWSKI, PERRY, CRESPO, LUPARDO, FAHY, TITUS -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A.  BRAUNSTEIN, BRENNAN, MARKEY, RIVERA,  THIELE  --
  read  once  and referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities
  and Commissions

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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00261-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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A1868A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-o, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8583
2017-2018: A2173

A1868A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to hearings following major power outages.

A1868A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1868--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. MAYER, OTIS, JAFFEE, CAHILL, ROBINSON, ROZIC,
  GUNTHER, ZEBROWSKI, PERRY, CRESPO, LUPARDO, FAHY, TITUS -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN, BRENNAN, MARKEY,  RIVERA,  THIELE  --
  read  once  and referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities
  and Commissions --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Corporations,
  Authorities and Commissions in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

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-o to read as follows:
  S 66-O. 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00261-02-6

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