senate Bill S931A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Defines medical needs for essential electricity and requires certain service providers to have outreach plans for customers with essential electricity medical needs

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 23, 2021 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 01, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 931a
Jan 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2021 1st report cal.115
Jan 06, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S931 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3217
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
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:
S8898, A10991

S931 - Summary

Defines medical needs for essential electricity as including but not limited to, apnea monitors for infants, cuirass respirators, hemodialysis machines, IV feeding machines, IV medical infusion machines, oxygen concentrators, positive pressure respirators, respirator/ventilators, rocking bed respirators, suction machines, tank type respirators, as well as any medical equipment or equipment necessary for an individual whose diagnosis is likely to be significantly triggered or significantly exacerbated by a continued loss of power that will adversely impact that individual's health.

S931 - Sponsor Memo

S931 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    931
 
                        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 defining medical
   needs for essential electricity

   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, WHICH
 SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, APNEA MONITORS FOR INFANTS, CUIRASS
 RESPIRATORS, HEMODIALYSIS MACHINES,  IV  FEEDING  MACHINES,  IV  MEDICAL
 INFUSION  MACHINES, OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS, POSITIVE PRESSURE RESPIRATORS,
 RESPIRATOR/VENTILATORS, ROCKING BED RESPIRATORS, SUCTION MACHINES,  TANK
 TYPE  RESPIRATORS,  AS WELL AS ANY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT OR EQUIPMENT NECES-
 SARY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WHOSE DIAGNOSIS IS  LIKELY  TO  BE  SIGNIFICANTLY
 TRIGGERED OR SIGNIFICANTLY EXACERBATED BY A CONTINUED LOSS OF POWER THAT
 WILL ADVERSELY IMPACT THAT INDIVIDUAL'S HEALTH;
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02589-01-1


Co-Sponsors

S931A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3217
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
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:
S8898, A10991

S931A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Defines medical needs for essential electricity as including but not limited to, apnea monitors for infants, cuirass respirators, hemodialysis machines, IV feeding machines, IV medical infusion machines, oxygen concentrators, positive pressure respirators, respirator/ventilators, rocking bed respirators, suction machines, tank type respirators, as well as any medical equipment or equipment necessary for an individual whose diagnosis is likely to be significantly triggered or significantly exacerbated by a continued loss of power that will adversely impact that individual's health.

S931A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S931A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  931--A
     Cal. No. 115
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. KAPLAN, GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
   communications  --  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to
   first and second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
   ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public service law and the public authorities law,
   in relation to defining medical needs for essential electricity and to
   require certain service providers' emergency response plans to include
   outreach plans for customers who have documented their need for essen-
   tial electricity for medical needs
 
   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, WHICH
 SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, APNEA MONITORS FOR INFANTS, CUIRASS
 RESPIRATORS, HEMODIALYSIS MACHINES,  IV  FEEDING  MACHINES,  IV  MEDICAL
 INFUSION  MACHINES, OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS, POSITIVE PRESSURE RESPIRATORS,
 RESPIRATOR/VENTILATORS, ROCKING BED RESPIRATORS, SUCTION MACHINES,  TANK
 TYPE  RESPIRATORS,  AS WELL AS ANY MEDICAL EQUIPMENT OR EQUIPMENT NECES-
 SARY FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WHOSE DIAGNOSIS IS  LIKELY  TO  BE  SIGNIFICANTLY
 TRIGGERED OR SIGNIFICANTLY EXACERBATED BY A CONTINUED LOSS OF POWER THAT
 WILL ADVERSELY IMPACT THAT INDIVIDUAL'S HEALTH;
   §  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
 

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