Bill Text: NY A10317 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires a study on the national electric safety code line height standard for overhead utility lines and communication lines as such relate to the height of agricultural equipment and other heavy duty equipment.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-05-13 - referred to energy [A10317 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A10317-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          10317

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      May 13, 2022
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Stirpe) --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Energy

        AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring a study
          on the height of overhead utility lines  and  communication  lines  as
          such  relate  to  the height of agricultural equipment and other heavy
          duty equipment; and providing for the repeal of such  provisions  upon
          expiration thereof

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
     2  28 to read as follows:
     3    §  28. Study on the height of overhead utility lines and communication
     4  lines; agricultural equipment. 1. The chairperson of the public  service
     5  commission is hereby authorized and directed to study the implementation
     6  of this chapter of law in regard to the height of overhead communication
     7  lines  or  cables including but not limited to telegraph lines and tele-
     8  phone lines, and any other overhead utility line  or  cable  the  chair-
     9  person deems necessary to complete such study.
    10    2. The study shall include, but not be limited to examining:
    11    a.  the  use  of and compliance with the national electric safety code
    12  line height standard;
    13    b.  instances of vehicles, including but not limited  to  agricultural
    14  equipment  and  any  other  off-road  heavy  duty equipment, coming into
    15  contact with communication lines, utility lines and any  other  overhead
    16  line or cable; and
    17    c.  whether such national electric safety code line height standard is
    18  sufficient with the increased size of agricultural equipment  and  other
    19  off-road  heavy  duty equipment to ensure safe passage of such equipment
    20  under such lines or cables.
    21    3. The study conducted pursuant to this section shall be completed and
    22  a report on such study shall be submitted to the governor and the legis-
    23  lature no later than one year after the effective date of this section.
    24    § 2.  This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire  and  be
    25  deemed repealed January 1, 2025.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15538-04-2
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