Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 11, 2020
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8892
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8892 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8892 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires electric corporations to prioritize restoring services to police departments, fire departments, and ambulance services, when such services are interrupted; prohibits such corporations from charging rate payers a higher rate for extra costs incurred due to prioritizing such services.
2019-S8892 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8892 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring elec- tric corporations to prioritize restoring services to police depart- ments, fire departments, and ambulance services, when electric services are interrupted PURPOSE: This legislation seeks to ensure that our police, fire, and ambulance services are provided with alternate power sources by electric companies if their power is not able to be restored within 24 hours. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new section 73 to the public service law to o ensure that our police, fire, and ambulance services are provided with alter- nate power sources by electric companies if their power is not able to
2019-S8892 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8892 I N S E N A T E August 11, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring elec- tric corporations to prioritize restoring services to police depart- ments, fire departments, and ambulance services, when electric services are interrupted THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 73 to read as follows: § 73. PRIORITIZATION OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. 1. IF AN ELECTRIC CORPO- RATION IS NOT ABLE TO RESTORE ELECTRIC POWER SERVICES TO ANY POLICE DEPARTMENT, FIRE DEPARTMENT, OR AMBULANCE SERVICE WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF THE LOSS OR INTERRUPTION OF SUCH ELECTRIC POWER SERVICES, SUCH ELECTRIC CORPORATION SHALL PROVIDE SUCH POLICE DEPARTMENT, FIRE DEPART- MENT, AND/OR AMBULANCE SERVICE WITH AN ALTERNATE GENERATED POWER SOURCE. 2. AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION SHALL NOT INCREASE CHARGES TO ANY RATE PAYERS TO COVER ANY EXTRA COSTS INCURRED BY SUCH ELECTRIC CORPORATION AS A RESULT OF COMPLIANCE WITH SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION. 3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "ALTERNATE GENERATED POWER SOURCE" SHALL MEAN ELECTRIC GENERATING EQUIPMENT THAT IS OF THE CAPACITY THAT IS CAPABLE OF PROVIDING ADEQUATE ELECTRICITY TO OPERATE ALL LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS AND THE BASIC OPERATIONS OF A POLICE DEPARTMENT, FIRE DEPARTMENT, OR AMBULANCE SERVICE. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD17097-02-0
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