senate Bill S4178A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for requirements regarding customers with life-saving equipment

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
May 24, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 19, 2021 1st report cal.1176
Mar 17, 2021 print number 4178a
Mar 17, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Feb 02, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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May 19, 2021 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S4178A
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committee
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Aye
0
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: May 19, 2021

S4178 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2464
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §65-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9091, A11056

S4178 - Summary

Provides that the public service commission shall commence a rulemaking proceeding to set minimum requirements regarding the rights of customers with life-saving equipment that electric corporations shall adhere to at times preceding and for the duration of an electric service disruption; defines terms; makes related provisions.

S4178 - Sponsor Memo

S4178 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4178
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 2, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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 establishing the
   electric customer bill of rights during a service disruption

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section:
   a.  "customer  with life-saving equipment" shall have the same meaning
 as a person living in a residence that uses a  life  support  system  as
 defined in subdivision 12 of section 65 of the public service law;
   b.  "electric service disruption" shall mean a storm, storm-like emer-
 gency or system emergency that causes or is projected to  cause  one  or
 more customers in a county or service area of an electric corporation to
 lose electric service for twelve hours or more; and
   c.  "special needs customer" shall mean electric corporation customers
 including but not limited to the elderly, the vision-impaired, the hear-
 ing and speech-impaired, and the mobility impaired,  and  human  service
 agencies representing such customers.
   2.  The public service commission shall commence a rulemaking proceed-
 ing to set minimum requirements regarding the rights of  customers  that
 electric  corporations  shall  adhere  to at times preceding and for the
 duration of an electric service disruption. Upon adoption by the commis-
 sion, each electric corporation shall incorporate the established  mini-
 mum  requirements  into its emergency response plan pursuant to subdivi-
 sion 21 of section 66 of the public service law  and  shall  inform  its
 customers  of such information via posts on its website, e-mail and bill
 inserts. Such  rulemaking  proceeding  shall  set  minimum  requirements
 regarding:
   a.  electric  corporations providing a refund or discount to customers
 for the basic service charge, fixed charge, or minimum  customer  charge

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S4178A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2464
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §65-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9091, A11056

S4178A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the public service commission shall commence a rulemaking proceeding to set minimum requirements regarding the rights of customers with life-saving equipment that electric corporations shall adhere to at times preceding and for the duration of an electric service disruption; defines terms; makes related provisions.

S4178A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4178A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4178--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 2, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
   cations  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation  to  customers  with
   life-saving equipment during a service disruption
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section:
   "customer with life-saving equipment" shall have the same meaning as a
 person living in a residence that uses a life support system as  defined
 in subdivision 12 of section 65 of the public service law.
   2.  a.  The  public  service  commission  shall  commence a rulemaking
 proceeding to set minimum requirements regarding  customers  with  life-
 saving  equipment.  Such  rulemaking  proceeding  shall establish a plan
 that, in the event of an electric service disruption, requires  electric
 corporations to:
   i. provide backup generators capable of powering life-saving equipment
 to customers with life-saving equipment, including refueling or recharg-
 ing services; or
   ii.  provide temporary lodging accommodations at a location capable of
 powering life-saving equipment, including but  not  limited  to  compen-
 sation  for hotel rooms or hospital admissions, based on the duration of
 the electric service disruption to customers with life-saving equipment;
 and
   iii. prioritize electric service restoration to customers  with  life-
 saving equipment.
   b.  Upon  adoption  by the commission, each electric corporation shall
 incorporate the established  minimum  requirements  into  its  emergency
 response  plan  pursuant  to  subdivision 21 of section 66 of the public
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05773-05-1

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