senate Bill S7576A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a legislative commission on the future of the Long Island Power Authority

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (5)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 28, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2022 print number 7576a
Jan 06, 2022 amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 05, 2022 referred to investigations and government operations
Dec 08, 2021 referred to rules

Votes

view votes

Mar 28, 2022 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S7576A
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Investigations and Government Operations committee vote details

Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Mar 28, 2022

S7576 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9035
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §83-n, Leg L

S7576 - Summary

Establishes an eight member legislative commission on the future of the Long Island Power Authority to investigate and evaluate the establishment of a public power model for the operation of LIPA, whereby the authority would directly operate the utility as a true public power authority; makes related provisions.

S7576 - Sponsor Memo

S7576 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7576
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             December 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the legislative  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  a
   legislative commission on the future of the Long Island Power Authori-
   ty

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 83-n
 to read as follows:
   § 83-N. LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON THE FUTURE OF THE LONG ISLAND  POWER
 AUTHORITY. 1. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT CHAPTER 517
 OF THE LAWS OF 1986 CREATED THE LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY (LIPA). SAID
 AUTHORITY  WAS  CREATED,  IN  PART,  BECAUSE THE DECISIONS BY LILCO, THE
 PRIVATE UTILITY THAT PROVIDED ELECTRICITY TO LONG  ISLAND  AND  PART  OF
 QUEENS,  "TO  COMMENCE  CONSTRUCTION OF THE SHOREHAM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
 AND THEREAFTER TO CONTINUE SUCH CONSTRUCTION WERE  IMPRUDENT".  FURTHER,
 THE  LEGISLATURE  FOUND IN CHAPTER 517 OF THE LAWS OF 1986 THAT "A SITU-
 ATION THREATENING THE ECONOMY, HEALTH AND SAFETY EXISTS IN  THE  SERVICE
 AREA". ONE OF THE TWO EXPRESS PURPOSES OF THE ACT WAS THE CLOSURE OF THE
 SHOREHAM  NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. IN 1992, LIPA BOUGHT THE SHOREHAM NUCLEAR
 POWER PLANT. THE PLANT WAS FULLY DECOMMISSIONED IN 1994.
   THE SECOND PURPOSE OF SUCH CHAPTER 517 WAS TO  REPLACE  LILCO  WITH  A
 PUBLICLY  OWNED  POWER AUTHORITY. THE LEGISLATURE FOUND THAT "THERE IS A
 LACK OF CONFIDENCE THAT THE NEEDS OF THE RESIDENTS AND OF  COMMERCE  AND
 INDUSTRY  IN THE SERVICE AREA FOR ELECTRICITY CAN BE SUPPLIED IN A RELI-
 ABLE, EFFICIENT AND ECONOMIC MANNER BY THE LONG ISLAND LIGHTING  COMPANY
 (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS "LILCO")" AND "SUCH MATTERS OF STATE CONCERN
 BEST  CAN  BE DEALT WITH BY REPLACING SUCH INVESTOR OWNED UTILITY WITH A
 PUBLICLY OWNED POWER AUTHORITY."
   IN 1995, LIPA REPLACED LILCO AS THE ELECTRIC COMPANY FOR  ITS  SERVICE
 AREA.  HOWEVER,  LIPA  WAS  NEVER  ESTABLISHED AS A TRUE "PUBLICLY OWNED
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13601-06-1

Co-Sponsors

S7576A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9035
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §83-n, Leg L

S7576A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an eight member legislative commission on the future of the Long Island Power Authority to investigate and evaluate the establishment of a public power model for the operation of LIPA, whereby the authority would directly operate the utility as a true public power authority; makes related provisions.

S7576A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7576A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7576--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             December 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules  --  recommitted  to
   the  Committee  on Investigations and Government Operations in accord-
   ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- recommitted  to  the  Committee  on
   Investigations  and  Government  Operations  in accordance with Senate
   Rule 6, sec. 8
 
 AN ACT to amend the legislative  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  a
   legislative commission on the future of the Long Island Power Authori-
   ty
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 83-n
 to read as follows:
   § 83-N. LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON THE FUTURE OF THE LONG ISLAND  POWER
 AUTHORITY. 1. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT CHAPTER 517
 OF THE LAWS OF 1986 CREATED THE LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY (LIPA). SAID
 AUTHORITY  WAS  CREATED,  IN  PART,  BECAUSE THE DECISIONS BY LILCO, THE
 PRIVATE UTILITY THAT PROVIDED ELECTRICITY TO LONG  ISLAND  AND  PART  OF
 QUEENS,  "TO  COMMENCE  CONSTRUCTION OF THE SHOREHAM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
 AND THEREAFTER TO CONTINUE SUCH CONSTRUCTION WERE  IMPRUDENT".  FURTHER,
 THE  LEGISLATURE  FOUND IN CHAPTER 517 OF THE LAWS OF 1986 THAT "A SITU-
 ATION THREATENING THE ECONOMY, HEALTH AND SAFETY EXISTS IN  THE  SERVICE
 AREA". ONE OF THE TWO EXPRESS PURPOSES OF THE ACT WAS THE CLOSURE OF THE
 SHOREHAM  NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. IN 1992, LIPA BOUGHT THE SHOREHAM NUCLEAR
 POWER PLANT. THE PLANT WAS FULLY DECOMMISSIONED IN 1994.
   THE SECOND PURPOSE OF SUCH CHAPTER 517 WAS TO  REPLACE  LILCO  WITH  A
 PUBLICLY  OWNED  POWER AUTHORITY. THE LEGISLATURE FOUND THAT "THERE IS A
 LACK OF CONFIDENCE THAT THE NEEDS OF THE RESIDENTS AND OF  COMMERCE  AND
 INDUSTRY  IN THE SERVICE AREA FOR ELECTRICITY CAN BE SUPPLIED IN A RELI-
 ABLE, EFFICIENT AND ECONOMIC MANNER BY THE LONG ISLAND LIGHTING  COMPANY
 (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS "LILCO")" AND "SUCH MATTERS OF STATE CONCERN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13601-07-1

Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.