Bill S3500-2013

Increases the powers and duties of division of homeland security and emergency services and establishes a critical infrastructure advisory council

Increases the powers and duties of division of homeland security and emergency services by giving it the power to decide if the sale, lease or operation of any critical infrastructure owned by the state or public authority or an electric generating facility would threaten public security; establishes a critical infrastructure advisory council.

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  • Feb 4, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • Feb 5, 2013: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs - Feb 4, 2014
Ayes (12): Ball, Carlucci, Flanagan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Larkin, Zeldin, Addabbo, Avella, Sanders, Tkaczyk
Ayes W/R (1): Gipson

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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3500 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 5, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BALL -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi- ty and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to giving the division of homeland security and emergency services the power to decide if the sale, lease or operation of state-owned critical infrastructure would threaten public security and establishing the critical infrastructure advisory council; to amend the public service law, in relation to requiring the public service commission to consult with the division of homeland security and emergency services whenever there is a proposed sale or lease of an electric generating facility; and to amend the public officers law, in relation to the definition of crit- ical infrastructure THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (j) of subdivision 2 of section 709 of the execu- tive law, as amended by section 14 of part B of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended and a new paragraph (j-1) is added to read as follows: (j) work with local, state and federal agencies and private entities to conduct assessments of the vulnerability of critical infrastructure, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION FIVE OF SECTION EIGHTY-SIX OF THE PUBLIC OFFI- CERS LAW, to terrorist attack and other natural and man-made disasters, [including, but not limited to, nuclear facilities, power plants, tele- communications systems, mass transportation systems, public roadways, railways, bridges and tunnels,] and develop strategies that may be used to protect such infrastructure from terrorist attack and other natural and man-made disasters; (J-1) DECIDE, IF AND TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED NINETEEN OF THIS ARTICLE, UPON A VOTE OF THE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUCH SECTION, IF THE SALE,
LEASE OR OPERATION OF ANY CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE OWNED BY THE STATE OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY WOULD THREATEN PUBLIC SECURITY; S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 719 to read as follows: S 719. CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED A CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL CONSISTING OF THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES WHO SHALL ACT AS CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL, THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTA- TION, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STATE POLICE, THE CHAIR OF THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES CONTROL BOARD, A MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND A MEMBER APPOINTED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY. THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL HAVE NINETY DAYS FROM THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION TO APPOINT MEMBERS TO THIS COUNCIL. 2. (A) A FIRM OR CORPORATION PROPOSING TO PURCHASE OR LEASE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE OWNED BY A STATE OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY SHALL NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE PROPOSED TRANSFER OF RIGHTS TO SUCH CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE. SUCH NOTICE SHALL INCLUDE: (I) THE NATURE OF TRANSFER FROM THE STATE OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY TO THE TRANSFEREE INCLUDING THE IDENTIFICATION OF WHAT RIGHTS WILL BE TRANS- FERRED, THE DURATION OF TRANSFER AND REASON FOR SUCH TRANSFER AS GIVEN BY THE STATE OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY OR CORPORATION TRANSFERRING AN ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITY; AND (II) MANAGEMENT AND OWNERSHIP DETAILS OF THE FIRM OR CORPORATION INCLUDING SHAREHOLDERS, CORPORATE OFFICERS AND DESIGNATION OF WHO WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURITY AT THE FACILITY; AND (III) A PROPOSAL FOR SECURITY MEASURES TO BE TAKEN AT THE FACILITY INCLUDING SECURITY PLANS TO PREVENT A TERRORIST ATTACK AND SCREENING OF PERSONNEL INCLUDING ANY CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. (B) WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF THE INITIAL NOTIFICATION THE PROPOSED TRANS- FEREE MAY SUBMIT AN ADDENDUM TO THE ORIGINAL NOTICE. 3. WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF NOTICE TO THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES, SUCH DIVISION SHALL EVALUATE THE PROPOSED TRANSFER INCLUDING THE SECURITY PLAN AND CRIMINAL HISTORY OF THOSE WITH OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FACILITY INCLUDING CHIEF SECURITY PERSONNEL AND SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE CRITICAL INFRASTRUC- TURE ADVISORY COUNCIL. 4. WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF SUBMISSION OF THE REPORT, THE CRITICAL INFRAS- TRUCTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL SHALL, BY MAJORITY VOTE, CHOOSE TO PROHIBIT OR APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF THE RIGHTS OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE. THE COUN- CIL SHALL INFORM THE PROPOSED TRANSFEREE OF ITS DECISION INCLUDING SPECIFIC REASONS WHY THE TRANSFER IS DECLINED. THE TRANSFEREE MAY RESUB- MIT ITS PROPOSAL WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF THE DECISION TO ADDRESS ANY SPECIFIC REASON FOR DECLINATION. THE COMMITTEE MAY CHOOSE TO ACCEPT OR DECLINE ANY RESUBMISSION BY MAJORITY VOTE WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF SUCH RESUBMISSION. 5. UPON THE APPROVAL OF TRANSFER, THE TRANSFEREE SHALL FILE A YEARLY STATEMENT FROM THE DATE OF TRANSFER, CHANGES TO ITS SECURITY PLAN AND ANY CHANGES IN CORPORATE OFFICERS OR SECURITY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL. 6. THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISIONS TWO, THREE, FOUR AND FIVE OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY IN ANY RESPECT TO, NOR SHALL THE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL HAVE ANY AUTHORITY IN CONNECTION WITH, ANY PURCHASE, LEASE, TRANSFER OF RIGHTS, OR OTHER TRANSACTION THAT WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF A NOTICE FILING WITH THE FEDERAL COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES (CFIUS).
S 3. Section 66 of the public service law is amended by adding a new subdivision 29 to read as follows: 29. CONSULT WITH THE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES WHEN THERE IS A PROPOSED SALE OR LEASE OF AN ELECTRIC GENERAT- ING FACILITY. S 4. Subdivision 5 of section 86 of the public officers law, as added by chapter 403 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: 5. "Critical infrastructure" means systems, assets, places or things, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the state that the disruption, incapacitation or destruction of such systems, assets, places or things could jeopardize the health, safety, welfare or security of the state, its residents or its economy AND SHALL INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, NUCLEAR FACILITIES, POWER PLANTS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, PUBLIC ROADWAYS, RAILWAYS, BRIDGES AND TUNNELS, MARINE TERMINALS, AIRPORTS, HELIPORTS AND OTHER AIRCRAFT FACILITIES, WATER SUPPLIERS, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION ELEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, PRISONS AND JAILS. S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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