assembly Bill A3621

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring the notification of the department of public service of an incident involving damage to any underground facilities

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Mar 01, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 07, 2017 reported referred to codes
Jan 30, 2017 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A3621 - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §119-b, Pub Serv L; amd §763, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A7787

A3621 - Summary

Requires notification to the department of public service of any incident involving damage to any underground facility.

A3621 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3621

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN  ACT to amend the public service law and the general business law, in
  relation to requiring the notification of  the  department  of  public
  service of an incident involving damage to any underground facilities

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

  Section 1. Section 119-b of the  public  service  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  GENERAL OR SPECIAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, EACH
OPERATOR SHALL GIVE NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EACH INCIDENT  INVOLVING
DAMAGES  TO  UNDERGROUND  FACILITIES  AT THE EARLIEST PRACTICABLE MOMENT
FOLLOWING DISCOVERY OF SAID INCIDENT, IN SUCH FORM AS THE DEPARTMENT MAY
REQUIRE. WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF NOTICE OF AN INCIDENT UNDER  THIS  SECTION
AND  AFTER  A  PRELIMINARY  INVESTIGATION,  THE  DEPARTMENT SHALL POST A
NOTICE ON ITS WEBSITE DESCRIBING WHETHER IT WILL INVESTIGATE  THE  INCI-
DENT  TO DETERMINE ITS CAUSE OR CAUSES AND ANY CONTRIBUTING FACTORS.  IN
THE EVENT THE DEPARTMENT DETERMINES NOT TO INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENT,  IT
SHALL  SET  FORTH  THE REASONS FOR ITS DECISION. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION
SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO AFFECT OR MODIFY THE AUTHORITY OF THE COMMISSIONER
UNDER STATE OR FEDERAL LAW.
  S 2. Section 763 of the general business law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  GENERAL OR SPECIAL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, EACH
OPERATOR SHALL GIVE NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE  OF  EACH
INCIDENT  INVOLVING  DAMAGES  TO  UNDERGROUND FACILITIES AT THE EARLIEST
PRACTICABLE MOMENT FOLLOWING DISCOVERY OF SAID INCIDENT, IN SUCH FORM AS
SUCH DEPARTMENT MAY REQUIRE. WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF NOTICE OF AN  INCIDENT
UNDER THIS SECTION AND AFTER A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION, THE DEPARTMENT
OF  PUBLIC SERVICE SHALL POST A NOTICE ON ITS WEBSITE DESCRIBING WHETHER
IT WILL INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENT TO DETERMINE ITS CAUSE  OR  CAUSES  AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07596-01-7

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