assembly Bill A10947

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring service providers to prepare and submit emergency response plans

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

A10947 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1020-f & 1020-s, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A2622, S968

A10947 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires service providers to annually submit an emergency response plan to the public service commission for review; authorizes the public service commission to require the service provider amend the plan and authorizes the commission to open an investigation to review the performance of service providers in meeting the requirements of the emergency response plan.

A10947 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              August 17, 2020
 Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Thiele) --
   read once and referred to the Committee on  Corporations,  Authorities
   and Commissions
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the public authorities law, in relation to requiring
   service providers to annually submit emergency response plans  to  the
   public service commission

   Section 1. Subdivision (cc) of section 1020-f of the  public  authori-
 ties  law, as added by section 7 of part A of chapter 173 of the laws of
 2013, is amended to read as follows:
   (cc) To prepare an emergency response plan pursuant to  this  subdivi-
 sion. 1. The service provider shall, in consultation with the authority,
 prepare  and  maintain  an  emergency  response  plan [(i) to assure the
 reasonably prompt restoration of service in the  case  of  an  emergency
 event,  defined for purposes of this subdivision as an event where wide-
 spread outages have occurred in the authority's service territory due to
 a storm or other causes beyond the control  of  the  authority  and  the
 service provider, (ii) consistent with the requirements of paragraph (a)
 of subdivision twenty-one of section sixty-six of the public service law
 and  any  regulations and orders adopted thereto, and (iii) establishing
 the separate responsibilities of the authority and service provider.
   2. On or before February third, two thousand fourteen,  the  authority
 and  service  provider  shall  submit  an emergency response plan to the
 department of public service for  review.  Contemporaneously  with  such
 submission,  the authority shall provide notice of such proposed plan to
 the secretary of state  for  publication  in  the  state  register,  the
 authority  and  service  provider  each  shall  post  such plan on their
 websites and otherwise make such plan available  for  review  in-person,
 and  afford  members  of  the  public  an  opportunity to submit written
 comments and oral comments pursuant to at least one hearing to  be  held
 each  in  the  county  of Suffolk and the county of Nassau. Such written
 comments must be submitted by March fourteenth, two  thousand  fourteen.
 The  authority  and service provider shall provide a copy of all written

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