assembly Bill A8608

2017-2018 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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Dec 15, 2017 enacting clause stricken
Jul 10, 2017 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A8608 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2672
Current Committee:
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
2015-2016: A5771, S2429
2019-2020: A3819, S1283
2021-2022: A476, S1249

A8608 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A8608 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8608

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              July 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KAVANAGH,  BENEDETTO,  COOK,  GALEF, JAFFEE,
  M. G. MILLER, ROSENTHAL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  CYMBROWITZ,
  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.
  §  2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 4-a to
read as follows:
  § 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.