senate Bill S7262A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to emergency planning reporting

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2018 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jun 20, 2018 delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2018 amended on third reading (t) 7262a
May 30, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 16, 2018 1st report cal.1291
Jan 23, 2018 reported and committed to energy and telecommunications
Jan 05, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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May 16, 2018 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S7262
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 16, 2018

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

Jan 23, 2018 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S7262
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 23, 2018

aye wr (1)

S7262 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, add §§66-p & 66-q, Pub Serv L

S7262 - Summary

Requires public utilities to submit emergency preparation plans to the public service commission on an annual basis; requires submission of reports after the restoration of service in an emergency; relates to vegetation management and communications during power outages; requires penalties to be used towards investments in improving storm restoration.

S7262 - Sponsor Memo

S7262 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7262

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the civil rights law and the executive law, in  relation
  to  prohibiting  discrimination  by  public  utility companies; and to
  amend the public service law, in relation to  emergency  planning  and
  response

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

  Section 1. Section 42 of the civil rights law, as amended  by  chapter
292 of the laws of 1945, is amended to read as follows:
  §  42.  Discrimination  by utility companies. It shall be unlawful for
any public utility company, as defined in the  public  service  law,  to
refuse to PROVIDE SERVICE TO OR employ any person in any capacity in the
operation  or  maintenance  of  a  public service on account of the AGE,
GENDER,  SEXUAL  ORIENTATION,  MILITARY,  VETERAN  OR  DISABLED  VETERAN
STATUS,  UNION MEMBERSHIP, race, creed, color or national origin of such
person.
  § 2. Section 296 of the executive law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 22 to read as follows:
  22. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE FOR A PUBLIC UTIL-
ITY  COMPANY,  AS  DEFINED  IN SECTION TWO OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE LAW, TO
DISCRIMINATE IN THE SETTING OF RATES OR SERVICES AGAINST  ANY  CLASS  OF
CUSTOMERS OR LOCALITY, OR FOR ANY PERSON TO VIOLATE SECTION FORTY-TWO OF
THE CIVIL RIGHTS LAW.
  §  3.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  21 of section 66 of the public
service law, as added by section 4 of part X of chapter 57 of  the  laws
of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  (a) Each electric corporation subject to section twenty-five-a of this
chapter  shall  annually, on or before December fifteenth, submit to the
commission an emergency response plan for review and approval. The emer-
gency response plan shall be designed for the reasonably prompt restora-
tion of service in the case of an emergency event, defined for  purposes
of  this  subdivision as an event where widespread outages have occurred

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S7262A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, add §§66-p & 66-q, Pub Serv L

S7262A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires public utilities to submit emergency preparation plans to the public service commission on an annual basis; requires submission of reports after the restoration of service in an emergency; relates to vegetation management and communications during power outages; requires penalties to be used towards investments in improving storm restoration.

S7262A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7262A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7262--A
    Cal. No. 1291

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MURPHY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations -- reported favorably from said committee and  commit-
  ted  to  the  Committee  on  Energy and Telecommunications -- reported
  favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to  emergency  plan-
  ning  and  response; in relation to vegetation management and communi-
  cations during power outages; and relates  to  the  use  of  penalties
  towards investments in improving storm restoration

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 21 of section 66 of the public
service law is relettered paragraph (k), and four  new  paragraphs  (g),
(h), (i) and (j) are added to read as follows:
  (G)  EACH  YEAR,  ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF APRIL OR ON SUCH OTHER
DATE AS THE COMMISSION MAY PRESCRIBE, EACH  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  SHALL
(I)  FILE  AN  ELECTRIC UTILITY EMERGENCY PLAN INCLUDING ANY SUCH AMEND-
MENTS AS IT DEEMS NECESSARY, OR AS THE COMMISSION MAY REQUIRE, TO  MAIN-
TAIN  A  HIGH LEVEL OF PREPAREDNESS, AND (II) CERTIFY IN A REPORT TO THE
COMMISSION THAT WITHIN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS IT HAS PERIODICALLY  VERI-
FIED  TELEPHONE  AND OTHER APPROPRIATE CONTACTS, AND UPDATED ITS LIST OF
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONTACT PERSONS NECESSARY TO EXECUTE THE PLAN, AND
HAS CONDUCTED ONE OR MORE EMERGENCY EXERCISES INVOLVING  THE  MANAGEMENT
OF  THE  CORPORATION AND KEY COMPANY PERSONNEL ASSIGNED SERVICE RESTORA-
TION RESPONSIBILITIES. PRIOR TO APPROVING ANY SUCH PLAN, THE  COMMISSION
SHALL SEEK COMMENTS FROM INTERESTED STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES AND MEMBERS
OF  THE  PUBLIC,  AND  MAY  REQUIRE MODIFICATIONS OR OTHERWISE PRESCRIBE
CONDITIONS FOR APPROVAL. THE COMMISSION SHALL ENSURE THAT  COMMENTS  ARE
SOLICITED FROM THE STATE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, THE DIVISION OF
HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES AND OTHER APPROPRIATE STATE AND
LOCAL  AGENCIES,  AND FROM ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE EMERGENCY SHELTER,
WARMING/COOLING STATIONS AND  OTHER  RELIEF  EFFORTS.  AS  PART  OF  ITS

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