assembly Bill A3340

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to decisions by the state board on electric generation; repealer

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Jan 29, 2019 referred to energy

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A3340 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §168, rpld & add §170, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8564
2017-2018: A3168

A3340 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to decisions by the state board on electric generation; requires approval through public referendum prior to certification for establishing a major electric generating facility.

A3340 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3340

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. NORRIS -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Energy

AN  ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to decisions by the
  state board on electric generation; and to repeal  certain  provisions
  of such law relating thereto

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 7 of section 168 of the  public  service
law, as added by chapter 388 of the laws of 2011, are amended to read as
follows:
  1.  The  board  shall  make the final decision on an application under
this article for a certificate or amendment  thereof,  upon  the  record
made  before  the presiding examiner, including any briefs or exceptions
to any recommended decision of such examiner or to  any  report  of  the
associate  examiner,  and  after hearing such oral argument as the board
shall determine. [Except for good cause shown to the satisfaction of the
board, a determination under subdivision five  of  section  one  hundred
sixty-seven  of this article that the applicant's proposal is preferable
to alternatives shall be final. Such a determination shall be subject to
rehearing and review only after the final decision on an application  is
rendered.]  SUCH  A  DETERMINATION, BEFORE IT SHALL BE CONSIDERED FINAL,
SHALL BE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL THROUGH PUBLIC REFERENDUM BY THE COUNTY  OR
DISTRICT IN WHICH THE FACILITY APPLYING TO THE BOARD IS LOCATED.
  7.  Following  [any  rehearing  and any judicial review of the board's
decision] THE PUBLIC REFERENDUM, the board's jurisdiction over an appli-
cation shall cease, provided, however, that the  permanent  board  shall
retain jurisdiction with respect to the amendment, suspension or revoca-
tion of a certificate.
  §  2.  Section  170  of  the  public service law is REPEALED and a new
section 170 is added to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02949-01-9

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