senate Bill S8913

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring service providers to prepare and submit emergency response plans

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 12, 2020 referred to rules

S8913 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1020-f & 1020-s, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S968, A2622

S8913 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires service providers to annually submit an emergency response plan to the public service commission for review; authorizes the public service commission to require the service provider amend the plan and authorizes the commission to open an investigation to review the performance of service providers in meeting the requirements of the emergency response plan.

S8913 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8913 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              August 12, 2020
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the public authorities law,  in  relation  to  requiring
   service  providers  to annually submit emergency response plans to the
   public service commission
   Section  1.  Subdivision (cc) of section 1020-f of the public authori-
 ties law, as added by section 7 of part A of chapter 173 of the laws  of
 2013, is amended to read as follows:
   (cc)  To  prepare an emergency response plan pursuant to this subdivi-
 sion. 1. The service provider shall, in consultation with the authority,
 prepare and maintain an emergency  response  plan  [(i)  to  assure  the
 reasonably  prompt  restoration  of  service in the case of an emergency
 event, defined for purposes of this subdivision as an event where  wide-
 spread outages have occurred in the authority's service territory due to
 a  storm  or  other  causes  beyond the control of the authority and the
 service provider, (ii) consistent with the requirements of paragraph (a)
 of subdivision twenty-one of section sixty-six of the public service law
 and any regulations and orders adopted thereto, and  (iii)  establishing
 the separate responsibilities of the authority and service provider.
   2.  On  or before February third, two thousand fourteen, the authority
 and service provider shall submit an  emergency  response  plan  to  the
 department  of  public  service  for review. Contemporaneously with such
 submission, the authority shall provide notice of such proposed plan  to
 the  secretary  of  state  for  publication  in  the state register, the
 authority and service provider  each  shall  post  such  plan  on  their
 websites  and  otherwise  make such plan available for review in-person,
 and afford members of  the  public  an  opportunity  to  submit  written
 comments  and  oral comments pursuant to at least one hearing to be held
 each in the county of Suffolk and the county  of  Nassau.  Such  written
 comments  must  be submitted by March fourteenth, two thousand fourteen.
 The authority and service provider shall provide a copy of  all  written
 comments  they  receive  and a transcript of such public hearings to the

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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