senate Bill S926A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires electric corporations to prioritize restoring services to police departments, fire departments, and ambulance services, when such services are interrupted

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Current Bill Status Via A3318 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2022 returned to assembly
repassed senate
3rd reading cal.1490
substituted for s926c
May 24, 2022 substituted by a3318c
ordered to third reading cal.1490
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 10, 2022 print number 926c
May 10, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 13, 2022 print number 926b
Jan 13, 2022 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 05, 2022 referred to energy and telecommunications
Apr 16, 2021 print number 926a
Apr 16, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 06, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

S926 - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §73, Pub Serv L; add Art 5 Title 1-A §1020-mm, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8892

S926 - Summary

Requires electric corporations to prioritize restoring services to police departments, fire departments, and ambulance services, when such services are interrupted; prohibits such corporations from charging rate payers a higher rate for extra costs incurred due to prioritizing such services; requires that police departments, fire departments, or ambulance services be registered with the division of homeland security and emergency services for emergency provisions to apply.

S926 - Sponsor Memo

S926 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    926
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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 requiring elec-
   tric corporations to prioritize restoring services to  police  depart-
   ments,   fire  departments,  and  ambulance  services,  when  electric
   services are interrupted
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
 73 to read as follows:
   § 73. PRIORITIZATION OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. 1.  IF AN ELECTRIC  CORPO-
 RATION  IS  NOT  ABLE  TO  RESTORE ELECTRIC POWER SERVICES TO ANY POLICE
 DEPARTMENT, FIRE DEPARTMENT, OR  AMBULANCE  SERVICE  WITHIN  TWENTY-FOUR
 HOURS  OF THE LOSS OR INTERRUPTION OF SUCH ELECTRIC POWER SERVICES, SUCH
 ELECTRIC CORPORATION SHALL PROVIDE SUCH POLICE DEPARTMENT, FIRE  DEPART-
 MENT, AND/OR AMBULANCE SERVICE WITH AN ALTERNATE GENERATED POWER SOURCE.
   2.  AN  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  SHALL  NOT INCREASE CHARGES TO ANY RATE
 PAYERS TO COVER ANY EXTRA COSTS INCURRED BY SUCH ELECTRIC CORPORATION AS
 A RESULT OF COMPLIANCE WITH SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
   3. FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  "ALTERNATE  GENERATED  POWER
 SOURCE" SHALL MEAN ELECTRIC GENERATING EQUIPMENT THAT IS OF THE CAPACITY
 THAT  IS  CAPABLE  OF PROVIDING ADEQUATE ELECTRICITY TO OPERATE ALL LIFE
 SAFETY SYSTEMS AND THE BASIC OPERATIONS OF  A  POLICE  DEPARTMENT,  FIRE
 DEPARTMENT, OR AMBULANCE SERVICE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02595-01-1

S926A - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §73, Pub Serv L; add Art 5 Title 1-A §1020-mm, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8892

S926A - Summary

Requires electric corporations to prioritize restoring services to police departments, fire departments, and ambulance services, when such services are interrupted; prohibits such corporations from charging rate payers a higher rate for extra costs incurred due to prioritizing such services; requires that police departments, fire departments, or ambulance services be registered with the division of homeland security and emergency services for emergency provisions to apply.

S926A - Sponsor Memo

S926A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  926--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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 and the public  authorities  law,
   in  relation  to  requiring  electric corporations and the Long Island
   power authority service provider to prioritize restoring  services  to
   police  departments,  fire  departments,  and ambulance services, when
   electric services are interrupted
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
 73 to read as follows:
   § 73. PRIORITIZATION OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. 1.  IF AN ELECTRIC  CORPO-
 RATION  IS  NOT  ABLE  TO  RESTORE ELECTRIC POWER SERVICES TO ANY POLICE
 DEPARTMENT, FIRE DEPARTMENT, OR  AMBULANCE  SERVICE  WITHIN  TWENTY-FOUR
 HOURS  OF THE LOSS OR INTERRUPTION OF SUCH ELECTRIC POWER SERVICES, SUCH
 ELECTRIC CORPORATION SHALL PROVIDE SUCH POLICE DEPARTMENT, FIRE  DEPART-
 MENT, AND/OR AMBULANCE SERVICE WITH AN ALTERNATE GENERATED POWER SOURCE.
   2.  AN  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  SHALL  NOT INCREASE CHARGES TO ANY RATE
 PAYERS TO COVER ANY EXTRA COSTS INCURRED BY SUCH ELECTRIC CORPORATION AS
 A RESULT OF COMPLIANCE WITH SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
   3. FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  "ALTERNATE  GENERATED  POWER
 SOURCE" SHALL MEAN ELECTRIC GENERATING EQUIPMENT THAT IS OF THE CAPACITY
 THAT  IS  CAPABLE  OF PROVIDING ADEQUATE ELECTRICITY TO OPERATE ALL LIFE
 SAFETY SYSTEMS AND THE BASIC OPERATIONS OF  A  POLICE  DEPARTMENT,  FIRE
 DEPARTMENT, OR AMBULANCE SERVICE.
   § 2. Title 1-A of article 5 of the public authorities law, as added by
 chapter  517  of  the  laws  of 1986, is amended by adding a new section
 1020-mm to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S926B - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §73, Pub Serv L; add Art 5 Title 1-A §1020-mm, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8892

S926B - Summary

Requires electric corporations to prioritize restoring services to police departments, fire departments, and ambulance services, when such services are interrupted; prohibits such corporations from charging rate payers a higher rate for extra costs incurred due to prioritizing such services; requires that police departments, fire departments, or ambulance services be registered with the division of homeland security and emergency services for emergency provisions to apply.

S926B - Sponsor Memo

S926B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  926--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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  --  recommitted  to  the
   Committee  on  Energy and Telecommunications in accordance with Senate
   Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public service law and the public authorities law,
   in relation to requiring electric corporations  and  the  Long  Island
   power  authority  service provider to prioritize restoring services to
   police departments, fire departments,  and  ambulance  services,  when
   electric services are interrupted
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
 73-a to read as follows:
   § 73-A. PRIORITIZATION OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. 1. IF AN ELECTRIC CORPO-
 RATION  IS  NOT  ABLE  TO  RESTORE ELECTRIC POWER SERVICES TO ANY POLICE
 DEPARTMENT, FIRE DEPARTMENT, OR  AMBULANCE  SERVICE  WITHIN  TWENTY-FOUR
 HOURS  OF THE LOSS OR INTERRUPTION OF SUCH ELECTRIC POWER SERVICES, SUCH
 ELECTRIC CORPORATION SHALL PROVIDE SUCH POLICE DEPARTMENT, FIRE  DEPART-
 MENT, AND/OR AMBULANCE SERVICE WITH AN ALTERNATE GENERATED POWER SOURCE.
   2.  AN  ELECTRIC  CORPORATION  SHALL  NOT INCREASE CHARGES TO ANY RATE
 PAYERS TO COVER ANY EXTRA COSTS INCURRED BY SUCH ELECTRIC CORPORATION AS
 A RESULT OF COMPLIANCE WITH SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
   3. FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION,  "ALTERNATE  GENERATED  POWER
 SOURCE" SHALL MEAN ELECTRIC GENERATING EQUIPMENT THAT IS OF THE CAPACITY
 THAT  IS  CAPABLE  OF PROVIDING ADEQUATE ELECTRICITY TO OPERATE ALL LIFE
 SAFETY SYSTEMS AND THE BASIC OPERATIONS OF  A  POLICE  DEPARTMENT,  FIRE
 DEPARTMENT, OR AMBULANCE SERVICE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S926C (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §73, Pub Serv L; add Art 5 Title 1-A §1020-mm, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8892

S926C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires electric corporations to prioritize restoring services to police departments, fire departments, and ambulance services, when such services are interrupted; prohibits such corporations from charging rate payers a higher rate for extra costs incurred due to prioritizing such services; requires that police departments, fire departments, or ambulance services be registered with the division of homeland security and emergency services for emergency provisions to apply.

S926C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S926C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  926--C
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- 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  --  recommitted  to  the
   Committee  on  Energy and Telecommunications in accordance with Senate
   Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, the public authorities  law  and
   the  executive law, in relation to requiring electric corporations and
   the Long Island power authority service provider to prioritize restor-
   ing services to police departments, fire  departments,  and  ambulance
   services, when electric services are interrupted
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
 73-a to read as follows:
   § 73-A. PRIORITIZATION OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. 1. IF AN ELECTRIC CORPO-
 RATION  IS  NOT  ABLE  TO  RESTORE ELECTRIC POWER SERVICES TO ANY POLICE
 DEPARTMENT, FIRE DEPARTMENT, OR AMBULANCE SERVICE WHICH HAS  A  FACILITY
 THAT IS PREWIRED WITH AN APPROPRIATE TRANSFER SWITCH FOR USING AN ALTER-
 NATE  GENERATED  POWER  SOURCE  WITHIN  TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF THE LOSS OR
 INTERRUPTION OF SUCH ELECTRIC POWER SERVICES, SUCH ELECTRIC  CORPORATION
 SHALL NOTIFY THE LOCAL COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WHICH SHALL
 PROVIDE  FOR  EMERGENCY  DEPLOYMENT OF ALTERNATE GENERATED POWER SOURCES
 THROUGH A PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY THE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY  AND
 EMERGENCY  SERVICES  TO  SUCH POLICE DEPARTMENT, FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND/OR
 AMBULANCE SERVICE WITH AN ALTERNATE GENERATED POWER SOURCE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02595-14-2

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