senate Bill S5205B

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to municipal acquisition of street lights from electric utilities

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 20, 2015 signed chap.495
Nov 10, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.434
substituted for a6912c
Jun 17, 2015 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1801
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 12, 2015 print number 5205b
Jun 12, 2015 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jun 09, 2015 print number 5205a
Jun 09, 2015 amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
May 07, 2015 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S5205 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6912
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §70-a, Pub Serv L

S5205 - Summary

Relates to municipal acquisition of street lights from electric utilities.

S5205 - Sponsor Memo

S5205 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5205

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  service law, in relation to streetlight
  replacement and savings

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short  Title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "streetlight replacement and savings act".
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 66-o to
read as follows:
  S 66-O. STREETLIGHT REPLACEMENT AND SAVINGS.  1.  DEFINITIONS.    WHEN
USED  IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERM SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEAN-
ING:
  "LIGHTING EQUIPMENT" MEANS ALL EQUIPMENT USED TO LIGHT STREETS IN  THE
MUNICIPALITY,  THE  OPERATION  AND  MAINTENANCE  OF  WHICH  IS CURRENTLY
CHARGED TO THE MUNICIPALITY, INCLUDING LIGHTING BALLASTS, FIXTURES,  AND
OTHER  EQUIPMENT NECESSARY FOR THE CONVERSION OF ELECTRICITY INTO STREET
LIGHTING SERVICE, BUT EXCLUDING THE UTILITY POLES UPON WHICH THE  LIGHT-
ING  EQUIPMENT  IS  FIXED.  LIGHTING EQUIPMENT SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE
LIMITED  TO,  DECORATIVE  STREET  AND  AREA   LIGHTING   EQUIPMENT   AND
SOLID-STATE (LED) LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES.
  2.  STREETLIGHT  INVESTMENT.  (A)  ANY  MUNICIPALITY  RECEIVING STREET
LIGHTING SERVICE FROM AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION PURSUANT  TO  AN  ELECTRIC
RATE  TARIFF  PROVIDING  FOR  THE  USE  BY SUCH MUNICIPALITY OF LIGHTING
EQUIPMENT OWNED BY  THE  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION,  AT  THE  MUNICIPALITY'S
OPTION,  UPON  SIXTY  DAYS NOTICE TO THE ELECTRIC CORPORATION AND TO THE
DEPARTMENT, AND SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPHS (B), (C) AND (D)
OF THIS SUBDIVISION, MAY:
  (1) CONVERT  ITS  STREET  LIGHTING  SERVICE  FROM  THE  MUNICIPALITY'S
CURRENT TARIFF RATE TO AN ALTERNATIVE TARIFF RATE PROVIDING FOR DELIVERY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08112-03-5

Co-Sponsors

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S5205A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6912
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §70-a, Pub Serv L

S5205A - Summary

Relates to municipal acquisition of street lights from electric utilities.

S5205A - Sponsor Memo

S5205A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5205--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, AMEDORE, HOYLMAN, LATIMER, PANEPINTO, SERRA-
  NO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed
  to  the  Committee  on  Energy  and  Telecommunications  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to municipal  acqui-
  sition of street lights from electric utilities

  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
70-a to read as follows:
  S  70-A. STREET LIGHTS. 1. ANY MUNICIPALITY OR OTHER GOVERNMENT ENTITY
PROPOSING TO ACQUIRE TITLE TO AND TRANSFER  OWNERSHIP  OF  THE  COMPLETE
SYSTEM  OF  STREET  LIGHT LUMINAIRES OR FIXTURES, ALL SUPPORTING INFRAS-
TRUCTURE, AND ASSOCIATED ELECTRIC CIRCUITRY MAY FILE AN APPLICATION WITH
THE COMMISSION TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS SUBSTANTIAL PUBLIC INTEREST  FOR
THE  COMMISSION  TO  COMMENCE  A  PROCEEDING  TO FACILITATE AN OWNERSHIP
TRANSFER AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE OWNER OF THE STREET LIGHTS AND THE  PETI-
TIONING MUNICIPALITY.
  2.  THE  MUNICIPALITY  SHALL  FILE  AN APPLICATION WITH THE COMMISSION
IDENTIFYING OR PROVIDING:
  (A) AN INVENTORY FORM WITH POLE NUMBERS, LOCATION, LIGHT  SIZE,  LIGHT
TYPE AND OTHER RELEVANT DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION;
  (B)  A  STATEMENT  EXPLAINING  THE  NEED  FOR  THE CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
INCLUDING THE FINANCIAL IMPACTS TO THE MUNICIPALITY;
  (C) A STATEMENT EXPLAINING THE MUNICIPALITY'S PLANS  TO  RETROFIT  THE
FIXTURES TO BE ACQUIRED WITH ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING; AND
  (D)  SUCH  OTHER INFORMATION AS THE APPLICANT MAY CONSIDER RELEVANT OR
AS THE COMMISSION MAY REQUIRE.
  3. ANY SUCH APPLICATION FILED WITH THE COMMISSION SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED
BY PROOF OF SERVICE, AND SHALL BE SERVED ON THE OWNER OR OWNERS  OF  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08112-04-5

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S5205B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6912
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §70-a, Pub Serv L

S5205B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to municipal acquisition of street lights from electric utilities.

S5205B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5205B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5205--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, AMEDORE, HOYLMAN, LATIMER, PANEPINTO, SERRA-
  NO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed
  to  the  Committee  on  Energy  and  Telecommunications  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to municipal acqui-
  sition of street lights from electric utilities

  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
70-a to read as follows:
  S 70-A. STREET LIGHTS. 1. ANY MUNICIPALITY OR OTHER GOVERNMENT  ENTITY
PROPOSING  TO  ACQUIRE  TITLE  TO AND TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF THE COMPLETE
SYSTEM OF STREET LIGHT LUMINAIRES OR FIXTURES,  ALL  SUPPORTING  INFRAS-
TRUCTURE, AND ASSOCIATED ELECTRIC CIRCUITRY MAY FILE AN APPLICATION WITH
THE  COMMISSION TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS PUBLIC INTEREST FOR THE COMMIS-
SION TO COMMENCE A PROCEEDING TO FACILITATE AN OWNERSHIP TRANSFER AGREE-
MENT BETWEEN THE OWNER OF THE STREET LIGHTS AND THE PETITIONING  MUNICI-
PALITY.
  2.  THE  MUNICIPALITY  SHALL  FILE  AN APPLICATION WITH THE COMMISSION
IDENTIFYING OR PROVIDING:
  (A) AN INVENTORY FORM WITH POLE NUMBERS, LOCATION, LIGHT  SIZE,  LIGHT
TYPE  AND  OTHER RELEVANT DESCRIPTIVE INFORMATION; UPON REQUEST AN ELEC-
TRIC CORPORATION SHALL PROVIDE SUCH INFORMATION REQUIRED  BASED  ON  THE
ACTUAL COST, IF ANY, TO PREPARE THE SAME;
  (B)  A  STATEMENT  EXPLAINING  THE  NEED  FOR  THE CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
INCLUDING THE ANTICIPATED FINANCIAL IMPACTS TO THE MUNICIPALITY;
  (C) A STATEMENT EXPLAINING THE MUNICIPALITY'S PLANS  TO  RETROFIT  THE
FIXTURES TO BE ACQUIRED WITH ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08112-08-5

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