assembly Bill A11017

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires electric companies to provide alternative measures to ensure customers with documented need for essential electricity for medical needs have access to electricity during power outages

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Sep 09, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A11017 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8895
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3042, S928

A11017 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires electric companies to provide alternative measures to ensure customers with documented need for essential electricity for medical needs have access to electricity during power outages; requires electric companies to provide generators or lodging for such individuals and transportation for medical devices; prohibits electric companies from passing costs for such alternative measures on to rate payers.

A11017 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   11017
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             September 9, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Sayegh) --
   read once and referred to the Committee on  Corporations,  Authorities
   and Commissions
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring elec-
   tric companies to provide alternative  measures  to  ensure  customers
   with  documented  need for essential electricity for medical needs are
   able to maintain their health and well-being during power outages
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iii) of 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:
   (iii) identification of and outreach plans to customers who had  docu-
 mented their need for essential electricity for medical needs, INCLUDING
 PROVISIONS  REGARDING  HOW SUCH CUSTOMERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH ALTERNA-
 TIVE MEASURES TO ENSURE THEIR HEALTH  AND  WELL-BEING  IF  POWER  CANNOT
 ADEQUATELY BE PROVIDED. SUCH PROVISIONS SHALL INCLUDE PROVIDING ELECTRIC
 GENERATORS  OR LODGING FOR THE INDIVIDUAL REQUIRING SUCH ESSENTIAL ELEC-
 TRICITY FOR MEDICAL NEEDS  AND  SHALL  ALSO  INCLUDE  TRANSPORTATION  OF
 MEDICAL  DEVICES, AS NEEDED. SUCH PROVISIONS SHALL ALSO SPECIFY THAT ANY
 COST INCURRED BY AN ELECTRIC COMPANY IN PROVIDING SUCH ALTERNATIVE MEAS-
 URES SHALL NOT BE BORNE BY RATE PAYERS;
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD17095-01-0