assembly Bill A5771

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a public service commission nominating board to make recommendations of persons qualified for appointment as commissioners of the public service commission

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Mar 04, 2015 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A5771 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2429
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4, add §4-a, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A1671
2011-2012: A1643, S1984
2013-2014: A177, S576
2017-2018: A8608, A9697, S2672
2019-2020: A3819, S1283
2021-2022: A476, S1249

A5771 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a public service commission nominating board to make recommendations of persons qualified for appointment as commissioners of the public service commission.

A5771 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  5771

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 4, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH, BENEDETTO, COOK, GALEF, JAFFEE, MARKEY,
  MILLER, ROBINSON, ROSENTHAL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CYMBROW-
  ITZ,  DINOWITZ,  GOTTFRIED, McDONOUGH, PERRY -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to  the  appointment
  of members 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 is amended by adding  a
new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  TO  ENSURE  THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATION, ANY
PERSON APPOINTED AS A COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
SECTION  SHALL  BE QUALIFIED FOR SUCH APPOINTMENT AS PROVIDED IN SECTION
FOUR-A OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 4-a  to
read as follows:
  S  4-A.  PUBLIC  SERVICE  COMMISSION  NOMINATING  BOARD. 1. ANY PERSON
APPOINTED AS A COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF  SECTION  FOUR
OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL (A) HAVE EDUCATION AND TRAINING, AND THREE OR MORE
YEARS  OF  EXPERIENCE IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING FIELDS: ECONOMICS,
ENGINEERING, LAW, ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT,  UTILITY  REGULATION,
PUBLIC  POLICY,  CONSUMER  ADVOCACY OR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT; AND (B)
SHALL BE SELECTED FROM A LIST OF INDIVIDUALS NOMINATED  AS  PROVIDED  IN
SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  2.  (A)  THERE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN THE DEPARTMENT A PUBLIC SERVICE
COMMISSION NOMINATING BOARD CONSISTING OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (1) A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UTILITY INTERVENTION UNIT OF THE  CONSUMER
PROTECTION DIVISION APPOINTED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE;
  (2)  THE  PRESIDENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOP-
MENT AUTHORITY, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;
  (3) THE COMMISSIONER OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03172-01-5