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A03245 Summary:

BILL NOA03245
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00930
 
SPONSORSayegh
 
COSPNSRDickens, Griffin, Galef, Simon, Buttenschon, Montesano, Seawright, DeStefano, Gottfried, Thiele, Santabarbara, Tague, Durso, Lawler
 
MLTSPNSRMiller B
 
Amd 66, Pub Serv L
 
Relates to emergency response plans relating to the notification of location of downed wires from a municipal emergency official or individual.
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A03245 Actions:

BILL NOA03245
 
01/22/2021referred to consumer affairs and protection
01/26/2021reference changed to corporations, authorities and commissions
01/05/2022referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
05/09/2022reported referred to rules
05/10/2022reported
05/10/2022rules report cal.108
05/10/2022ordered to third reading rules cal.108
05/11/2022passed assembly
05/11/2022delivered to senate
05/11/2022REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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A03245 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3245
 
SPONSOR: Sayegh
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to the emergency response plans relating to downed wires   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation would add individuals to those who can report to elec- tric companies downed power lines, starting the 36 hour timeframe for them to be secured.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 Subparagraph (xi) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 21 of section 66 of the public service law is amended to add the words or individual. This section relates to the plans electric companies must have to promptly secure downed wires within 36 hours of notification from a municipal emergency official, this adds individual to that section. Section 2 is the effective date.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE):   JUSTIFICATION: Under current law electric companies must have a plan to promptly secure downed wires within 36 hours of being notified by a municipal emergency official. This legislation greatly expands this section of law by including individuals. The danger of downed lines is real, many resi- dents believe when they notify their power company that the company will take care of that concern expeditiously, however under current law this is not a requirement. Power companies are only required to secure downed lines within 36 hours when notified by a municipal emergency official. Municipal emergency officials play a critical role, however they are hamstrung by the limited bandwidth they have in an emergency, this legislation seeks to expand the critical ability to report downed power lines and make all individuals safer.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-20: A.11016 (Sayegh)   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A03245 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3245
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 22, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. SAYEGH, DICKENS, GRIFFIN, GALEF, SIMON, BUTTENS-
          CHON, MONTESANO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Consumer
          Affairs and Protection
 
        AN ACT to amend the public service law, in  relation  to  the  emergency
          response plans relating to downed wires

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subparagraph (xi) of paragraph (a)  of  subdivision  21  of
     2  section 66 of the public service law, as added by section 4 of part X of
     3  chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (xi)  appropriate  safety  precautions  regarding  electrical hazards,
     5  including plans to promptly secure downed wires within thirty-six  hours
     6  of  notification  of  the location of such downed wires from a municipal
     7  emergency official or individual; and
     8    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02593-01-1
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