senate Bill S928A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires electric companies to provide alternative measures to ensure customers with documented need for essential electricity for medical needs have access to electricity during power outages

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
May 12, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2021 1st report cal.932
Apr 16, 2021 print number 928a
Apr 16, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 06, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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May 10, 2021 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S928A
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: May 10, 2021

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S928 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3042
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L; amd §1020-f, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8895, A11017

S928 - Summary

Requires electric companies to provide alternative measures to ensure customers with documented need for essential electricity for medical needs have access to electricity during power outages; requires electric companies to provide generators or lodging for such individuals and transportation for medical devices.

S928 - Sponsor Memo

S928 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    928
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. KAPLAN, HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
   communications
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring elec-
   tric companies to provide alternative  measures  to  ensure  customers
   with  documented  need for essential electricity for medical needs are
   able to maintain their health and well-being during power outages
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 21 of
 section 66 of the public service law, as added by section 4 of part X of
 chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
   (iii) identification of and outreach plans to customers who had  docu-
 mented their need for essential electricity for medical needs, INCLUDING
 PROVISIONS  REGARDING  HOW SUCH CUSTOMERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH ALTERNA-
 TIVE MEASURES TO ENSURE THEIR HEALTH  AND  WELL-BEING  IF  POWER  CANNOT
 ADEQUATELY BE PROVIDED. SUCH PROVISIONS SHALL INCLUDE PROVIDING ELECTRIC
 GENERATORS  OR LODGING FOR THE INDIVIDUAL REQUIRING SUCH ESSENTIAL ELEC-
 TRICITY FOR MEDICAL NEEDS  AND  SHALL  ALSO  INCLUDE  TRANSPORTATION  OF
 MEDICAL  DEVICES, AS NEEDED. SUCH PROVISIONS SHALL ALSO SPECIFY THAT ANY
 COST INCURRED BY AN ELECTRIC COMPANY IN PROVIDING SUCH ALTERNATIVE MEAS-
 URES SHALL NOT BE BORNE BY RATE PAYERS;
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02594-01-1


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S928A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3042
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §66, Pub Serv L; amd §1020-f, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8895, A11017

S928A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires electric companies to provide alternative measures to ensure customers with documented need for essential electricity for medical needs have access to electricity during power outages; requires electric companies to provide generators or lodging for such individuals and transportation for medical devices.

S928A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S928A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  928--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. KAPLAN, HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
   communications   --   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 companies to provide alternative
   measures to ensure customers are able to  maintain  their  health  and
   well-being during power outages
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a) of  subdivision  21  of
 section 66 of the public service law, as added by section 4 of part X of
 chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
   (iii)  identification of and outreach plans to customers who had docu-
 mented their need for essential electricity for medical needs, INCLUDING
 PROVISIONS REGARDING HOW SUCH CUSTOMERS WILL BE PROVIDED  WITH  ALTERNA-
 TIVE  MEASURES  TO  ENSURE  THEIR  HEALTH AND WELL-BEING IF POWER CANNOT
 ADEQUATELY BE PROVIDED.  SUCH PROVISIONS SHALL INCLUDE  PROVIDING  ELEC-
 TRIC  GENERATORS  OR LODGING FOR THE INDIVIDUAL REQUIRING SUCH ESSENTIAL
 ELECTRICITY FOR MEDICAL NEEDS AND SHALL ALSO INCLUDE  TRANSPORTATION  OF
 MEDICAL DEVICES, AS NEEDED.  SUCH PROVISIONS SHALL ALSO SPECIFY THAT ANY
 COST INCURRED BY AN ELECTRIC COMPANY IN PROVIDING SUCH ALTERNATIVE MEAS-
 URES SHALL NOT BE BORNE BY RATE PAYERS;
   §  2.  Paragraph 1 of subdivision (cc) of section 1020-f of the public
 authorities law, as added by section 7 of part A of chapter 173  of  the
 laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
   1.  The  service  provider  shall, in consultation with the authority,
 prepare and maintain an  emergency  response  plan  (i)  to  assure  the
 reasonably  prompt  restoration  of  service in the case of an emergency
 event, defined for purposes of this subdivision as an event where  wide-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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