Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 21, 2022||
referred to governmental operations
Assembly Bill A9035
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-A9035 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Senate Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Governmental Operations
- Law Section:
- Legislative Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §83-n, Leg L
2021-A9035 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes an eight member legislative commission on the future of the Long Island Power Authority to investigate and evaluate the establishment of a public power model for the operation of LIPA, whereby the authority would directly operate the utility as a true public power authority; makes related provisions.
2021-A9035 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9035 I N A S S E M B L Y January 21, 2022 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to establishing a legislative commission on the future of the Long Island Power Authori- ty THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 83-n to read as follows: § 83-N. LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON THE FUTURE OF THE LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY. 1. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT CHAPTER 517 OF THE LAWS OF 1986 CREATED THE LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY (LIPA). SAID AUTHORITY WAS CREATED, IN PART, BECAUSE THE DECISIONS BY LILCO, THE PRIVATE UTILITY THAT PROVIDED ELECTRICITY TO LONG ISLAND AND PART OF QUEENS, "TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SHOREHAM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT AND THEREAFTER TO CONTINUE SUCH CONSTRUCTION WERE IMPRUDENT". FURTHER, THE LEGISLATURE FOUND IN CHAPTER 517 OF THE LAWS OF 1986 THAT "A SITU- ATION THREATENING THE ECONOMY, HEALTH AND SAFETY EXISTS IN THE SERVICE AREA". ONE OF THE TWO EXPRESS PURPOSES OF THE ACT WAS THE CLOSURE OF THE SHOREHAM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. IN 1992, LIPA BOUGHT THE SHOREHAM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. THE PLANT WAS FULLY DECOMMISSIONED IN 1994. THE SECOND PURPOSE OF SUCH CHAPTER 517 WAS TO REPLACE LILCO WITH A PUBLICLY OWNED POWER AUTHORITY. THE LEGISLATURE FOUND THAT "THERE IS A LACK OF CONFIDENCE THAT THE NEEDS OF THE RESIDENTS AND OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE SERVICE AREA FOR ELECTRICITY CAN BE SUPPLIED IN A RELI- ABLE, EFFICIENT AND ECONOMIC MANNER BY THE LONG ISLAND LIGHTING COMPANY (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS "LILCO")" AND "SUCH MATTERS OF STATE CONCERN BEST CAN BE DEALT WITH BY REPLACING SUCH INVESTOR OWNED UTILITY WITH A PUBLICLY OWNED POWER AUTHORITY." IN 1995, LIPA REPLACED LILCO AS THE ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR ITS SERVICE AREA. HOWEVER, LIPA WAS NEVER ESTABLISHED AS A TRUE "PUBLICLY OWNED POWER AUTHORITY" AS ORIGINALLY ENVISIONED BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE. RATHER, SINCE 1995, LIPA HAS OPTED FOR A THIRD-PARTY MANAGEMENT MODEL EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13601-08-1
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