assembly Bill A2173

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to hearings following major power outages

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 30, 2018 enacting clause stricken
Jan 03, 2018 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 17, 2017 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A2173 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-o, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8583
2015-2016: A1868

A2173 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to hearings following major power outages.

A2173 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2173

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAYER, OTIS, JAFFEE, CAHILL, ROZIC, GUNTHER,
  ZEBROWSKI, PERRY, CRESPO, LUPARDO, FAHY, TITUS --  Multi-Sponsored  by
  --  M.  of A.  BRAUNSTEIN, 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-o to read as follows:
  § 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.
  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.
                                                           LBD02683-01-7

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