Bill Text: NY S01247 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Prohibits gas and electric corporations from filing any schedules setting forth rules or regulations which absolve or attempt to absolve such corporations from liability for the interruption of its supply of service arising from the ordinary negligence of its employees, servants or agents and provides that any such schedules filed are void as against public policy.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-08 - REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS [S01247 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S01247-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1247

                               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 the liability of
          gas and electric corporations arising from  the  negligence  of  their
          employees, servants or agents

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

     1     Section 1.  Subdivision 12 of section 66 of the public service law is
     2  amended by adding a new undesignated paragraph to read as follows:
     3    Nothing contained in this subdivision shall be construed  to,  and  no
     4  rule,  regulation,  order  or practice of the commission shall authorize
     5  the filing by any gas corporation or electric corporation of any  sched-
     6  ule  setting  forth  rules  or  regulations relating to rates or service
     7  which, in words or effect, absolve or attempt  to  absolve  such  corpo-
     8  ration  from  liability  for  the  interruption of its supply of service
     9  arising from the ordinary  negligence  of  its  employees,  servants  or
    10  agents.    Any  part  of  any schedule filed by such corporation setting
    11  forth any such rules or regulations relating to absolution from  liabil-
    12  ity shall be deemed void as against public policy.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03090-01-1
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