|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 11, 2020||referred to rules|
senate Bill S8895
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
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S8895 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8895 (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.
S8895 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8895 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: This legislation would require that those electric customers who docu- ment their need for essential electricity for medical needs will be provided alternative measures to ensure their health and well-being if power cannot adequately be provided. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation amends Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a) of subdivi- sion 21 of section 66 of the public service law, as added by section 4
S8895 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8895 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 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
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