|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 23, 2021||referred to economic development|
delivered to assembly
|Feb 08, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|Feb 03, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|Feb 02, 2021||1st report cal.250|
|Jan 08, 2021||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S1199
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1199 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1199 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1199 SPONSOR: GIANARIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring at least one commissioner of the public service commission to have experi- ence in utility consumer advocacy PURPOSE: By requiring that at least one member of the Public Service Commission must be an experienced consumer advocate, this bill will help restore the effectiveness of that body in ensuring that public utilities operate in the best interest of the public. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 1 of § 4 of the Public Service to add a requirement that at least one commissioner of the Public Service Commis- sion (PSC) must have experience in utility consumer advocacy.
S1199 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1199 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 8, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Tele- communications AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring at least one commissioner of the public service commission to have expe- rience in utility consumer advocacy THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 4 of the public service law, as amended by chapter 155 of the laws of 1970, is amended to read as follows: 1. There shall be in the department of public service a public service commission, which shall possess the powers and duties hereinafter speci- fied, and also all powers necessary or proper to enable it to carry out the purposes of this chapter. The commission shall consist of five members, to be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate. A commissioner shall be designated as chairman of the commission by the governor to serve in such capacity at the pleasure of the governor or until his term as commissioner expires whichever first occurs. AT LEAST ONE COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE EXPERIENCE IN UTILITY CONSUMER ADVOCACY. No more than three commissioners may be members of the same political party unless, pursuant to action taken under subdivi- sion two OF THIS SECTION, the number of commissioners shall exceed five, and in such event no more than four commissioners may be members of the same political party. § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law and shall apply to appointments made on or after such date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03151-01-1
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