Requires the Long Island power authority to hold a public hearing and comment period for certain proposed actions; requires preparation of a community impact statement prior to hearing.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8138 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY June 2, 2011 ___________Introduced by M. of A. GRAF -- read once and referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the Long Island power authority THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1020-jj of the public authorities law is renumbered section 1020-kk and a new section 1020-jj is added to read as follows: S 1020-JJ. PUBLIC HEARINGS. 1. THE AUTHORITY SHALL COMMENCE PUBLIC HEARINGS AND A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OF NO LESS THAN FORTY-FIVE DAYS: (A) WHEN THE AUTHORITY PROPOSES TO ENTER INTO A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT; AND (B) WHEN THE AUTHORITY PROPOSES TO INSTALL A CELLULAR PHONE TOWER ON PROPERTY IT ACCESSES THROUGH A RIGHT OF WAY. 2. IN PREPARATION OF THE PUBLIC HEARINGS PROVIDED FOR IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, THE AUTHORITY SHALL PREPARE A COMMUNITY IMPACT STATEMENT THAT SHALL DETAIL THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE PROPOSED ACTION TO THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH SUCH ACTION IS PROPOSED. SUCH IMPACT STATEMENT SHALL BE RELEASED AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING AND SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE AUTHORITY'S WEBSITE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10438-01-1