Bill Text: NY S03021 | 2023-2024 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes the secretary of state to appoint a person from the utility intervention unit within the consumer protection division to serve on the state energy planning board.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2024-01-03 - REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS [S03021 Detail]

Download: New_York-2023-S03021-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 26, 2023

        Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-

        AN  ACT  to  amend the energy law, in relation to the composition of the
          state energy planning board

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

     1    Section  1.    Subdivision  1  of  section 6-102 of the energy law, as
     2  amended by chapter 195 of the laws  of  2011,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    1.  There  shall be established a state energy planning board, herein-
     5  after referred to as the "board", which shall consist of  the  chair  of
     6  the public service commission, the commissioner of environmental conser-
     7  vation,  the  commissioner  of economic development, the commissioner of
     8  transportation, the commissioner of labor, the commissioner of the divi-
     9  sion of homeland security and emergency services,  the  commissioner  of
    10  agriculture  and  markets,  the commissioner of health, the secretary of
    11  state and the president of the New York state energy research and devel-
    12  opment authority. The governor, the speaker  of  the  assembly  and  the
    13  temporary  president  of  the  senate  shall each appoint one additional
    14  representative to serve on the board;  in  addition,  the  secretary  of
    15  state shall appoint, from the utility intervention unit with the consum-
    16  er protection division established in section ninety-four-a of the exec-
    17  utive  law,  an  additional person to serve on the board.  The presiding
    18  officer of the federally designated electric bulk system operator  (BSO)
    19  shall  serve as a non-voting member of the board. Any decision or action
    20  by the board shall be by majority vote. The president of  the  New  York
    21  state  energy research and development authority shall serve as chair of
    22  the board. Members of the board may designate an executive staff  repre-
    23  sentative to participate on the board on their behalf.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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