Bill Text: NY A10326 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Creates the under-grounding of electrical power or telecommunications lines fund to provide for the purpose of moving overhead electrical power or telecommunications lines underground from monies appropriated, including, but not limited to, any funds supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster recovery and hazard mitigation which may be used for state infrastructure repair.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-05-13 - referred to ways and means [A10326 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A10326-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          10326

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      May 13, 2022
                                       ___________

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

        AN ACT to amend the state finance  law,  in  relation  to  creating  the
          under-grounding of electrical power or telecommunications lines fund

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

     1    Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  99-pp to read as follows:
     3    §  99-pp.    Under-grounding of electrical power or telecommunications
     4  lines fund. 1. There is hereby established in the joint custody  of  the
     5  state comptroller and the commissioner of taxation and finance a special
     6  revenue  fund to be known as the "under-grounding of electrical power or
     7  telecommunications lines fund".
     8    2. The fund shall consist of all monies appropriated for  its  purpose
     9  included  but not limited to any funds supplied by the Federal Emergency
    10  Management Agency for disaster recovery and hazard mitigation which  may
    11  be used for state infrastructure repair.
    12    3.  Monies  of the fund, when allocated, shall be disbursed to provide
    13  for the purpose of moving  overhead  electrical  power  or  telecommuni-
    14  cations  lines  underground. Under the fund counties, towns and villages
    15  may apply for reimbursement from the fund to  contract  with  power  and
    16  telecommunications  providers  as  provided  in  this section. Counties,
    17  towns and villages may supply a two man crew and use of certain  project
    18  necessary  equipment  to  power and telecommunications providers for the
    19  purpose of moving overhead electrical power or telecommunications  lines
    20  underground.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15601-01-2
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