senate Bill S4960

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to strengthening of utility storm response and compliance

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 23, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 22, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.373
Feb 19, 2021 referred to rules

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S4960 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7065
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§25, 66, 94, 216 & 25-a, add §25-b, Pub Serv L

S4960 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to strengthening of utility storm response and compliance by reviewing mitigating factors including but not limited to mitigating factors and the specifics surrounding the violation or violations.

S4960 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4960 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4960
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to strengthening  of
   utility storm response and compliance
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 25 of the public service law, as added  by  chapter
 665  of  the laws of 1980, subdivision 2, paragraph (a) of subdivision 3
 and paragraph (a) of subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 375 of the laws
 of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
   § 25. Penalties. 1.  Every  public  utility  company,  corporation  or
 person  and  the  officers,  agents and employees thereof shall obey and
 comply with every provision of this chapter and  every  order  or  regu-
 lation adopted under authority of this chapter so long as the same shall
 be in force.
   2. Any public utility company, corporation or person and the officers,
 agents and employees thereof that knowingly fails or neglects to obey or
 comply  with  a  provision of this chapter OR A REGULATION or [an] order
 adopted under authority of this chapter so long as the same shall be  in
 force,  shall  forfeit to the people of the state of New York a sum [not
 exceeding one hundred thousand dollars constituting a civil penalty  for
 each  and every offense and, in the case of a continuing violation, each
 day shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense] THAT SHALL  BE  SET
 BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AFTER CONSIDERING THE FOLLOWING:
   (A)    THE  SCOPE  OF  DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE VIOLATION TO INDIVIDUALS,
 BUSINESSES AND THE STATE;
   (B) EACH INDIVIDUAL ACT OR OMISSION WHICH LED TO THE VIOLATION;
   (C) WHETHER THE VIOLATION WAS KNOWING OR WILLFUL;
   (D) WHETHER THE VIOLATION WAS RECURRING, OR HAD BEEN THE SUBJECT OF  A
 PREVIOUS FINDING BY THE COMMISSION;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02683-07-1

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