assembly Bill A3360A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for storm hardening and system resiliency plans, and requires utility companies to reimburse customers for certain widespread prolonged outages

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Current Bill Status Via S4824 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 22, 2021 approval memo.141
signed chap.786
Dec 10, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.170
substituted for a3360a
Jun 10, 2021 substituted by s4824a
Jun 07, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 3360a
Jun 07, 2021 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to assembly
recalled from senate
Apr 26, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 11, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.170
Mar 09, 2021 reported
Feb 09, 2021 reported referred to codes
Jan 26, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Co-Sponsors

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A3360 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4824
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, add §73, Pub Serv L

A3360 - Summary

Requires each electric corporation to submit a storm hardening and system resiliency plan to the public service commission for review and approval; makes related provisions (Part A); requires utility companies to reimburse customers for certain widespread prolonged outages; prohibits utility companies from recovering from customers the costs incurred due to power outage reimbursements (view more) authorizes utility companies to petition the public service commission for a waiver of the reimbursement requirements (Part B).

A3360 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3360
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public service law and the public authorities law,
   in relation to providing  rate  payers  with  reimbursement  following
   prolonged power outages

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
 73 to read as follows:
   §  73.  COMPENSATION  TO  RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS EXPERIENCING PROLONGED
 SERVICE OUTAGES. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW,  EACH
 ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  OR COMBINATION GAS AND ELECTRIC CORPORATION SHALL
 PROVIDE TO RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS OF SUCH CORPORATION:
   (A) A CREDIT OF TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS ON THE BALANCE OF SUCH  CUSTOMER'S
 ACCOUNT  FOR  EACH  SUBSEQUENT TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PERIOD OF SERVICE OUTAGE
 THAT OCCURS FOR SUCH CUSTOMERS FOR  MORE  THAN  FORTY-EIGHT  CONSECUTIVE
 HOURS  AFTER  THE  OCCURRENCE OF AN EMERGENCY EVENT. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
 THIS SECTION, THE TERM "EMERGENCY EVENT" SHALL MEAN AN EVENT WHERE WIDE-
 SPREAD OUTAGES HAVE OCCURRED IN THE SERVICE TERRITORY OF THE CORPORATION
 DUE TO STORMS, HIGH HEAT EVENTS, EARTHQUAKES, WILDFIRES OR OTHER CAUSES;
 AND
   (B) COMPENSATION IN AN AMOUNT OF TWO HUNDRED  FIFTY  DOLLARS,  IN  THE
 AGGREGATE,  FOR  ANY MEDICATION AND FOOD THAT EXPIRES OR SPOILS DUE TO A
 SERVICE OUTAGE THAT LASTS LONGER THAN FORTY-EIGHT CONSECUTIVE  HOURS  IN
 DURATION AFTER THE OCCURRENCE OF AN EMERGENCY EVENT.
   2.  ANY  COSTS  INCURRED BY AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION OR COMBINATION GAS
 AND ELECTRIC CORPORATION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE RECOVERA-
 BLE FROM RATEPAYERS.
   3. NOT LATER THAN FOURTEEN CALENDAR DAYS AFTER THE  OCCURRENCE  OF  AN
 EMERGENCY EVENT, AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION OR COMBINATION GAS AND ELECTRIC
 CORPORATION MAY PETITION THE COMMISSION FOR A WAIVER OF THE REQUIREMENTS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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A3360A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4824
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, add §73, Pub Serv L

A3360A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires each electric corporation to submit a storm hardening and system resiliency plan to the public service commission for review and approval; makes related provisions (Part A); requires utility companies to reimburse customers for certain widespread prolonged outages; prohibits utility companies from recovering from customers the costs incurred due to power outage reimbursements (view more) authorizes utility companies to petition the public service commission for a waiver of the reimbursement requirements (Part B).

A3360A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3360--A
                                                         Cal. No. 170
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. PAULIN, OTIS, GALEF, VANEL, BARRON, JACOBSON,
   SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred  to  the  Committee  on  Corpo-
   rations,  Authorities  and Commissions -- reported and referred to the
   Committee on Codes -- advanced to a third reading, passed by  Assembly
   and  delivered to the Senate, recalled from the Senate, vote reconsid-
   ered, bill amended, ordered reprinted,  retaining  its  place  on  the
   order of third reading
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public service law, in relation to storm hardening
   and system resiliency plans (Part A); and to amend the public  service
   law, in relation to providing rate payers with reimbursement following
   prolonged power outages (Part B)
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Each component of this act is wholly  contained  within  a
 part  identified  parts  A and B. The effective date for each particular
 provision contained within such part is set forth in the last section of
 such part. Any provision in any section contained within a part, includ-
 ing the effective date of the part, which makes reference to  a  section
 "of  this  act", when used in connection with that particular component,
 shall be deemed to mean and refer to the corresponding  section  of  the
 part  in  which  it  is  found. Section three of this act sets forth the
 general effective date of this act.
 
                                  PART A
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings. 1. The Legislature hereby  finds  and
 declares  that,  due  to  the  rise  in  storm intensity, and effects of
 climate change, dedicated storm hardening programs need to be  developed
 and  implemented  throughout  New  York State to reduce damage and costs
 from future weather events, as well  as  facilitate  prompt  restoration
 times.  Storm hardening is the process of constructing new, or upgrading

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets