Bill Text: NY S08906 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the mobilization of the New York guard for certain power outages; requires power outage restoration training for members of the New York guard.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-08-12 - REFERRED TO RULES [S08906 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S08906-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          8906

                    IN SENATE

                                     August 12, 2020
                                       ___________

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

        AN ACT to amend the public service law, in  relation  to  requiring  the
          mobilization  of  the New York guard for certain power outages; and to
          amend the military law, in relation to requiring power outage restora-
          tion training for members of the New York guard

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

     1    Section  1.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section
     2  73 to read as follows:
     3    § 73. Power outages; mobilization of New York guard. 1.  The  governor
     4  is  directed to mobilize the New York guard when any power outage occurs
     5  in this state where a total of twenty-five thousand  or  more  customers
     6  remain  without power in any geographic area of this state after twenty-
     7  four hours from the time the power outage first occurred.
     8    2. The purpose and objective of the mobilization of the New York guard
     9  pursuant to this section shall be to  restore  and  aid  public  utility
    10  corporations  in  this  state  in  the restoration of power to homes and
    11  businesses. Such mobilization shall initially concentrate on the  resto-
    12  ration  of  power  in  areas with a high concentration of overhead power
    13  lines as determined by the governor.
    14    3. The commissioner shall require that the cost of training members of
    15  the New York guard to carry out the provisions of this section  pursuant
    16  to  section one hundred seventy-one of the military law be borne collec-
    17  tively by public utility corporations in this state.
    18    § 2. The military law is amended by adding a new section 171  to  read
    19  as follows:
    20    §  171.  Training;  restoration  of power. Each member of the New York
    21  guard shall be required to complete training in the restoration of power
    22  to homes and businesses, electrical  power  grid  maintenance  and  tree
    23  removal for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of section seven-
    24  ty-three of the public service law.
    25    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD17104-01-0
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