senate Bill S2040

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to public notice before approval of utility transmission facilities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 28, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.65
substituted for a4311
Feb 11, 2019 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 22, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.42
Jan 18, 2019 referred to rules

S2040 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4311
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1020-ii, Pub Auth L

S2040 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to public notice before approval of utility transmission facilities.

S2040 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2040 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2040

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- 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 public notice
  before approval of utility transmission facilities

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

  Section  1. Section 1020-ii of the public authorities law, as added by
a chapter of the laws of 2018 amending the public authorities law relat-
ing to requiring the Long  Island  Power  Authority  to  provide  public
notice  for  the  construction  of  utility  transmission facilities, as
proposed in legislative bill numbers S.6861-A and A.8609-A,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  §  1020-ii.  Public  notice  before  approval  of utility transmission
facilities. 1. As used in this section, the following terms  shall  have
the following meanings:
  (a)  "municipality"  means  a  county,  city,  town  or village in the
service area;
  (b) "utility transmission facility" means  any  electric  transmission
line  OPERATING  AT  SIXTY-FIVE KILOVOLTS OR HIGHER in the service area,
including associated equipment. It shall not  include  any  transmission
line  which  is an in-kind replacement or which is located wholly under-
ground. This section also shall not apply to any  major  utility  trans-
mission  facility  subject  to  the jurisdiction of article seven of the
public service law; and
  (c) "[utility]  AUTHORITY  customer"  means  the  customer  of  record
located  within  five  hundred  feet  of a proposed utility transmission
facility.
  2. The authority shall not construct any utility transmission facility
without first providing public notice as provided by  this  subdivision.
Such  public  notice shall be provided by the authority before the envi-
ronmental significance of such action is determined  by  the  authority,

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

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