STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1246

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                     January 8, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 requiring the
          public service commission to provide the appropriate  local  community
          board  in  a city with a population of one million or more with notice
          of and opportunity to comment and make recommendations on any proposed
          sale or acquisition of real property by a gas corporation or  electric
          corporation furnishing utility service

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

     1    Section 1. Section 107 of the public service law is amended by  adding
     2  a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
     3    3. With regard to the proposed sale or acquisition of real property by
     4  any  gas  corporation or electric corporation furnishing utility service
     5  in a city having a population of one million  or  more,  the  commission
     6  shall  provide  the  local community board having jurisdiction over such
     7  real property with notice of such  proposed  transaction,  by  certified
     8  mail, return receipt requested, within ten days of receiving an applica-
     9  tion  for  approval  of the transaction. Within thirty days of receiving
    10  such notice, a local community board  shall  submit  to  the  commission
    11  written  comments  and recommendations on such proposed transaction. The
    12  commission shall address and respond to all comments and recommendations
    13  submitted by a local community board prior to making  its  determination
    14  of the application of the public utility.
    15    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
    16  have become a law.


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