senate Bill S968

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring service providers to prepare and submit emergency response plans

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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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 08, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 02, 2021 1st report cal.249
Jan 06, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Feb 2, 2021 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2021

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S968 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2622
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1020-f & 1020-s, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8913, A10947

S968 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires service providers to annually submit an emergency response plan to the public service commission for review; authorizes the public service commission to require the service provider amend the plan and authorizes the commission to open an investigation to review the performance of service providers in meeting the requirements of the emergency response plan.

S968 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S968 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    968
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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 authorities law, in relation to requiring
   service providers to annually submit emergency response plans  to  the
   public service commission
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision (cc) of section 1020-f of the  public  authori-
 ties  law, as added by section 7 of part A of chapter 173 of the laws of
 2013, is amended to read as follows:
   (cc) To prepare an emergency response plan pursuant to  this  subdivi-
 sion. 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-
 spread outages have occurred in the authority's service territory due to
 a storm or other causes beyond the control  of  the  authority  and  the
 service provider, (ii) consistent with the requirements of paragraph (a)
 of subdivision twenty-one of section sixty-six of the public service law
 and  any  regulations and orders adopted thereto, and (iii) establishing
 the separate responsibilities of the authority and service provider.
   2. On or before February third, two thousand fourteen,  the  authority
 and  service  provider  shall  submit  an emergency response plan to the
 department of public service for  review.  Contemporaneously  with  such
 submission,  the authority shall provide notice of such proposed plan to
 the secretary of state  for  publication  in  the  state  register,  the
 authority  and  service  provider  each  shall  post  such plan on their
 websites and otherwise make such plan available  for  review  in-person,
 and  afford  members  of  the  public  an  opportunity to submit written

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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