senate Bill S8895

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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Aug 11, 2020 referred to rules

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S8895 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11017
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S928, A3042

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

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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