Bill S4349-2015

Directs the public service commission to implement rules requiring public utility companies to remove or relocate their utility poles when necessary for road improvements

Directs the public service commission to implement rules requiring public utility companies to remove or relocate their utility poles when necessary for road improvements.

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  • Mar 16, 2015: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S4349

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to directing the public service commission to require public utility companies to remove or relocate utility poles upon the completion of public roadway improvements

PURPOSE: Directs the public service commission to implement rules requiring public utility companies to remove or relocate their utility poles when necessary for road improvement.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends section 5 of the public service law by adding subdivision

7.

Section two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill would require the public service commission to create a time clock of 90 days in which a utility is required to remove and/or relocate poles after the local responsible government entity (county, city, township) has declared a traffic improvement as completed and ready for traffic.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4349 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 16, 2015 ___________
Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to directing the public service commission to require public utility companies to remove or relocate utility poles upon the completion of public roadway improvements THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 5 of the public service law is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows: 7. THE COMMISSION SHALL ADOPT AND IMPLEMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS REQUIRING EACH PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY, WHICH EXERCISES CONTROL OVER UTILITY POLES, TO REMOVE OR RELOCATE ANY SUCH POLES AS SHALL BE DETER- MINED TO BE NECESSARY BY THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OR IMPROVEMENT OF ANY PUBLIC ROADWAY BY THE STATE OR SUCH POLITICAL SUBDIVISION. SUCH UTILITY POLES SHALL BE REMOVED OR RELOCATED, AS THE CASE MAY BE, WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE RECEIPT BY THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY OF NOTICE, FROM THE STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, THAT THE PUBLIC ROADWAY HAS BEEN COMPLETED OR IMPROVED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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