assembly Bill A3042

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires electric companies to provide alternative measures to ensure customers with documented need for essential electricity for medical needs have access to electricity during power outages

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Nov 19, 2021 print number 3042a
Nov 19, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 22, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A3042 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11017

A3042 - Summary

Requires electric companies to provide alternative measures to ensure customers with documented need for essential electricity for medical needs have access to electricity during power outages; requires electric companies to provide generators or lodging for such individuals and transportation for medical devices.

A3042 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3042
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. SAYEGH, DICKENS, GRIFFIN, SIMON, GALEF, MONTESANO
   --  read  once and referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authori-
   ties and Commissions
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to  requiring  elec-
   tric  companies  to  provide  alternative measures to ensure customers
   with documented need for essential electricity for medical  needs  are
   able to maintain their health and well-being during power outages
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a) of  subdivision  21  of
 section 66 of the public service law, as added by section 4 of part X of
 chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
   (iii)  identification of and outreach plans to customers who had docu-
 mented their need for essential electricity for medical needs, INCLUDING
 PROVISIONS REGARDING HOW SUCH CUSTOMERS WILL BE PROVIDED  WITH  ALTERNA-
 TIVE  MEASURES  TO  ENSURE  THEIR  HEALTH AND WELL-BEING IF POWER CANNOT
 ADEQUATELY BE PROVIDED. SUCH PROVISIONS SHALL INCLUDE PROVIDING ELECTRIC
 GENERATORS OR LODGING FOR THE INDIVIDUAL REQUIRING SUCH ESSENTIAL  ELEC-
 TRICITY  FOR  MEDICAL  NEEDS  AND  SHALL  ALSO INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION OF
 MEDICAL DEVICES, AS NEEDED. SUCH PROVISIONS SHALL ALSO SPECIFY THAT  ANY
 COST INCURRED BY AN ELECTRIC COMPANY IN PROVIDING SUCH ALTERNATIVE MEAS-
 URES SHALL NOT BE BORNE BY RATE PAYERS;
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02594-01-1


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A3042A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11017

A3042A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires electric companies to provide alternative measures to ensure customers with documented need for essential electricity for medical needs have access to electricity during power outages; requires electric companies to provide generators or lodging for such individuals and transportation for medical devices.

A3042A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3042--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SAYEGH, DICKENS, GRIFFIN, SIMON, GALEF, MONTESA-
   NO, SEAWRIGHT,  DeSTEFANO,  GOTTFRIED,  THIELE,  SANTABARBARA,  TAGUE,
   DURSO, LEMONDES, LAWLER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. B. MILLER --
   read  once  and referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities
   and  Commissions  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public service law and the public authorities law,
   in relation to requiring electric  companies  to  provide  alternative
   measures  to  ensure  customers  are able to maintain their health and
   well-being during power outages
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 21 of
 section 66 of the public service law, as added by section 4 of part X of
 chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
   (iii) identification of and outreach plans to customers who had  docu-
 mented their need for essential electricity for medical needs, INCLUDING
 PROVISIONS  REGARDING  HOW SUCH CUSTOMERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH ALTERNA-
 TIVE MEASURES TO ENSURE THEIR HEALTH  AND  WELL-BEING  IF  POWER  CANNOT
 ADEQUATELY  BE PROVIDED.   SUCH PROVISIONS SHALL INCLUDE PROVIDING ELEC-
 TRIC GENERATORS OR LODGING FOR THE INDIVIDUAL REQUIRING  SUCH  ESSENTIAL
 ELECTRICITY  FOR  MEDICAL NEEDS AND SHALL ALSO INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION OF
 MEDICAL DEVICES, AS NEEDED.  SUCH PROVISIONS SHALL ALSO SPECIFY THAT ANY
 COST INCURRED BY AN ELECTRIC COMPANY IN PROVIDING SUCH ALTERNATIVE MEAS-
 URES SHALL NOT BE BORNE BY RATE PAYERS;
   § 2. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (cc) of section 1020-f of  the  public
 authorities  law,  as added by section 7 of part A of chapter 173 of the
 laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
   1. The service provider shall, in  consultation  with  the  authority,
 prepare  and  maintain  an  emergency  response  plan  (i) to assure the
 reasonably prompt restoration of service in the  case  of  an  emergency
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02594-07-1