senate Bill S5494

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the commissioner of general services from leasing or granting certain property rights to any entity to lay electric transmission lines which interconnect outside of the United States

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Mar 09, 2021 referred to investigations and government operations

S5494 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Lands Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3, Pub Lds L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5175
2019-2020: S1450

S5494 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the commissioner of general services from leasing or granting certain property rights to any entity to lay electric transmission lines when such lines transmit energy over an electric transmission line that interconnects a location outside of the United States when the transmission does not provide access to electric generating facilities within the state.

S5494 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5494 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5494
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
   ment Operations
 
 AN ACT to amend the public lands law, in relation to  the  authority  to
   grant property rights
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 3 of the public lands law is amended  by  adding  a
 new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
   8.  (A)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  LAW, RULE, REGULATION, POLICY, ORDER OR
 EXECUTIVE ACTION TO THE CONTRARY, THE COMMISSIONER OF  GENERAL  SERVICES
 SHALL  NOT LEASE, OR GRANT RIGHTS OR EASEMENTS TO, THE BED OF LAKE CHAM-
 PLAIN AND TO THE BED OF THE HUDSON RIVER  TO  ANY  INDIVIDUAL,  TRUSTEE,
 PARTNERSHIP,  ASSOCIATION, CORPORATION, COMPANY, MUNICIPALITY, POLITICAL
 SUBDIVISION OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY FOR LAYING  AN  ELECTRIC  TRANSMISSION
 LINE,  INCLUDING  BUT NOT LIMITED TO A HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT ELEC-
 TRIC TRANSMISSION LINE,  THAT  ENTERS  COMMERCIAL  OPERATION  AFTER  THE
 EFFECTIVE  DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, IF SUCH TRANSMISSION LINE INTERCON-
 NECTS A LOCATION OUTSIDE THE TERRITORIAL LIMITS OF THE UNITED STATES  TO
 A  LOCATION  WITHIN  THE  STATE AND SUCH TRANSMISSION LINE: (I) IS NOT A
 MERCHANT TRANSMISSION LINE; OR (II) DOES NOT PROVIDE ACCESS  WITHIN  THE
 UPSTATE  REGION  TO  ELECTRIC  GENERATING  FACILITIES LOCATED WITHIN THE
 UPSTATE REGION TO TRANSMIT ENERGY TO A  LOCATION  WITHIN  THE  DOWNSTATE
 REGION.
   (B)  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF THIS SUBDIVISION, A "MERCHANT TRANSMISSION
 LINE" SHALL MEAN AN ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINE AND ALL  RELATED  FACILI-
 TIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO VOLTAGE SOURCE CONVERTER STATIONS FOR
 A  HIGH  VOLTAGE  DIRECT CURRENT TRANSMISSION LINE, THAT: (I) ARE DEVEL-
 OPED, FINANCED, CONSTRUCTED, AND OPERATED WITHOUT ANY RELIANCE ON  COST-
 OF-SERVICE RATES SET BY EITHER A FEDERAL OR STATE REGULATORY ENTITY; AND
 (II)  ARE  NOT  INCLUDED  IN  THE  UTILITY RATE BASE, EITHER DIRECTLY OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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