Bill Text: NY A11018 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes an investigation by the public service commission during a declared state of emergency to review the performance of the Long Island power authority and any of its service providers in restoring service or otherwise meeting the requirements of the emergency response plan during an emergency event.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-09-09 - referred to corporations, authorities and commissions [A11018 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A11018-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          11018

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    September 9, 2020
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Thiele) --
          read once and referred to the Committee on  Corporations,  Authorities
          and Commissions

        AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to authorizing
          an investigation by the public service commission  during  a  declared
          state of emergency

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

     1    Section 1. Section 1020-s of the public authorities law, as  added  by
     2  chapter  517 of the laws of 1986, is amended by adding a new subdivision
     3  3 to read as follows:
     4    3. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, if the governor  declares
     5  a  state  declaration  of disaster emergency pursuant to section twenty-
     6  eight of the executive law where the affected area includes any  portion
     7  of the service territory, and such area experiences any widespread power
     8  outage  persisting for a period of seventy-two hours or more, the public
     9  service commission may open an investigation to review  the  performance
    10  of  the  authority and any of its service providers in restoring service
    11  or otherwise meeting the requirements of  the  emergency  response  plan
    12  during  an  emergency  event.  If,  after  evidentiary hearings or other
    13  investigatory proceedings, the public service commission finds that  the
    14  authority  or  its  service providers failed to reasonably implement its
    15  emergency response plan or the length of outages were materially  longer
    16  than  they  would  have  been,  because of such authority or its service
    17  providers failure to reasonably implement its emergency  response  plan,
    18  the  public  service commission may deny the recovery of any part of the
    19  service restoration costs caused by such failure, commensurate with  the
    20  degree and impact of the service outage.
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD17139-02-0
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