senate Bill S3655

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to decisions by the state board on electric generation; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 30, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

S3655 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §168, rpld & add §170, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6857

S3655 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to decisions by the state board on electric generation; requires approval through public referendum prior to certification for establishing a major electric generating facility.

S3655 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3655 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3655
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
   cations
 
 AN  ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to decisions by the
   state board on electric generation; and to repeal  certain  provisions
   of such law relating thereto

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 7 of section 168 of the  public  service
 law, as added by chapter 388 of the laws of 2011, are amended to read as
 follows:
   1.  The  board  shall  make the final decision on an application under
 this article for a certificate or amendment  thereof,  upon  the  record
 made  before  the presiding examiner, including any briefs or exceptions
 to any recommended decision of such examiner or to  any  report  of  the
 associate  examiner,  and  after hearing such oral argument as the board
 shall determine. [Except for good cause shown to the satisfaction of the
 board, a determination under subdivision five  of  section  one  hundred
 sixty-seven  of this article that the applicant's proposal is preferable
 to alternatives shall be final. Such a determination shall be subject to
 rehearing and review only after the final decision on an application  is
 rendered.]  SUCH  A  DETERMINATION, BEFORE IT SHALL BE CONSIDERED FINAL,
 SHALL BE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL THROUGH PUBLIC REFERENDUM BY THE COUNTY  OR
 DISTRICT IN WHICH THE FACILITY APPLYING TO THE BOARD IS LOCATED.
   7.  Following  [any  rehearing  and any judicial review of the board's
 decision] THE PUBLIC REFERENDUM, the board's jurisdiction over an appli-
 cation shall cease, provided, however, that the  permanent  board  shall
 retain jurisdiction with respect to the amendment, suspension or revoca-
 tion of a certificate.
   §  2.  Section  170  of  the  public service law is REPEALED and a new
 section 170 is added to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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