Directs the public service commission to provide notice, in a city having a population of one million or more, to the appropriate local community board prior to such commission's consideration of granting permission to a gas corporation or electric corporation furnishing utility service to acquire or sell land; establishes that such community boards shall also be provided with the opportunity to submit comments and recommendations on the proposed sale or acquisition; directs the public service commission to address and respond to such comments and recommendations.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 8, 2021
Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring the
public service commission to provide the appropriate local community
board in a city with a population of one million or more with notice
of and opportunity to comment and make recommendations on any proposed
sale or acquisition of real property by a gas corporation or electric
corporation furnishing utility service
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 107 of the public service law is amended by adding
2 a new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
3 3. With regard to the proposed sale or acquisition of real property by
4 any gas corporation or electric corporation furnishing utility service
5 in a city having a population of one million or more, the commission
6 shall provide the local community board having jurisdiction over such
7 real property with notice of such proposed transaction, by certified
8 mail, return receipt requested, within ten days of receiving an applica-
9 tion for approval of the transaction. Within thirty days of receiving
10 such notice, a local community board shall submit to the commission
11 written comments and recommendations on such proposed transaction. The
12 commission shall address and respond to all comments and recommendations
13 submitted by a local community board prior to making its determination
14 of the application of the public utility.
15 § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
16 have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.