Bill Text: NY S02852 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes and directs the public service commission to conduct a comprehensive study and prepare a report on the feasibility of transferring services provided by gas and electric corporations in this state to an entity owned and operated by the state of New York.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-02 - REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE [S02852 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S02852-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          2852

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 26, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced by Sens. COMRIE, MAYER -- read twice and ordered printed, and
          when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommu-
          nications

        AN  ACT  in  relation  to  authorizing  and directing the public service
          commission to conduct a comprehensive study and prepare  a  report  on
          the  feasibility of transferring services provided by gas and electric
          corporations in this state to an entity  owned  and  operated  by  the
          state of New York

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

     1    Section 1. The public service commission is authorized and directed to
     2  conduct a comprehensive study and prepare a report on the feasibility of
     3  transferring services provided by gas and electric corporations in  this
     4  state  to  an  entity  owned and operated by the state of New York. Such
     5  report shall include, but not be limited to:
     6    1. a recommendation on the nature of such entity and how  such  entity
     7  should be structured;
     8    2. the role of such entity with respect to other state agencies;
     9    3.  the degree of autonomy and independence that such entity should be
    10  afforded;
    11    4. a projection of the cost of such transfer;
    12    5. a projection of the long-term cost effectiveness of such transfer;
    13    6. the impact on the price of energy to consumers;
    14    7. the impact on the price of the delivery of energy to consumers;
    15    8. the impact on the quality of service provided to consumers;
    16    9. the impact on the efficiency and  effectiveness  of  responding  to
    17  power outages and storm related damage; and
    18    10. any other information the commission deems appropriate.
    19    § 2. Such report shall be filed with the governor, the temporary pres-
    20  ident  of  the  senate,  and the speaker of the assembly within one year
    21  after the effective date of this act.
    22    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08761-01-1
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