Bill Text: NY S02042 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Subjects the Long Island Power Authority and power purchase agreements with third parties to the provisions of the freedom of information law.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-19 - REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS [S02042 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S02042-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          2042

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 19, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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 authorities law, in relation to the applica-
          bility of the freedom of information law  to  the  Long  Island  Power
          Authority and the disclosure of third party power purchase agreements

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

     1    Section 1.   Sections 1020-kk,  1020-ll  and  1020-ll  of  the  public
     2  authorities law, 1020-kk and 1020-ll as renumbered by chapter 520 of the
     3  laws  of  2018,  and 1020-ll as renumbered by chapter 415 of the laws of
     4  2017, are renumbered sections 1020-xx, 1020-yy and  1020-zz  and  a  new
     5  section 1020-kk is added to read as follows:
     6    §  1020-kk.  Authority  subject to freedom of information law. 1.  The
     7  authority shall be subject to the  provisions  of  article  six  of  the
     8  public officers law relating to the freedom of information law.
     9    2.  Power  purchase  agreements with third parties shall be subject to
    10  full disclosure. The authority shall make such contracts  available  for
    11  public  inspection  and  copying. The authority shall not determine that
    12  such agreements are exempt from disclosure in full or in part,  pursuant
    13  to  paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision  two  of section eighty-seven of the
    14  public officers law.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08671-01-1
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