senate Bill S8892

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires electric corporations to prioritize restoring services to police departments, fire departments, and ambulance services, when such services are interrupted

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Aug 11, 2020 referred to rules

S8892 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11019
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §73, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S926, A3318

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.

S8892 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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