senate Bill S7802

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to storm hardening and system resiliency plans

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8763 - Signed by Governor

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2022 signed chap.45
delivered to governor
Jan 25, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.168
substituted for s7802
Jan 25, 2022 substituted by a8763
Jan 18, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.168
Jan 11, 2022 referred to rules

S7802 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L (as proposed in S.4824-A & A.3360-A)

S7802 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to storm hardening and system resiliency plans required to be submitted by electric corporations; relates to recovery of certain costs.

S7802 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7802 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 11, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to  storm  hardening
   and system resiliency plans

   Section 1. Subdivision 29 of section 66 of the public service law,  as
 added  by  section 2 of part A of a chapter of the laws of 2021 amending
 the public service law relating to storm hardening and system resiliency
 plans, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 4824-A and A. 3360-A,
 is amended to read as follows:
   29. (a) Each electric corporation subject to section twenty-five-a  of
 this  chapter  shall  prepare  and submit a climate change vulnerability
 study to the commission within eighteen months of the effective date  of
 this  act.  The  commission shall provide such study to the governor and
 the legislature. The climate change vulnerability study  shall  evaluate
 the  electric  corporation's  infrastructure, design specifications, and
 procedures to  better  understand  the  corporation's  vulnerability  to
 climate-driven  risks, and shall include, but not be limited to, adapta-
 tion measures to  address  vulnerabilities  and  any  other  information
 deemed necessary by the commission.
   (b) Within sixty days from submission of a climate change vulnerabili-
 ty study to the commission, each electric corporation subject to section
 twenty-five-a  of  this  chapter  shall[,  pursuant to regulation by the
 commission,] submit a climate resilience  plan  to  the  commission  for
 review  and approval.   Each plan shall: (i) propose storm hardening and
 resiliency measures for the next ten years and twenty years,  and  shall
 explain  the  systematic approach the corporation will follow to achieve
 the objectives of mitigating the impacts of climate  change  to  utility
 infrastructure,  reducing  restoration costs and outage times associated
 with extreme weather events, and enhancing reliability, as well as  such
 other  additional  objectives the commission may require consistent with
 ensuring increased resiliency  of  utility  infrastructure  and  overall
 reliability  during  extreme  weather events; (ii) detail how the corpo-
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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