Provides that car charging stations are not deemed to be electric corporations for the purposes of the public service law.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Diaz, Ritchie
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public service law, in relation to electric car charging stations
To ensure that electric car charging stations are not subject to regulation as an electric corporation by the Public Service Commission
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends section 5 of the public service law to clarify that a person or corporation who owns, leases or operates an electric car charging station is not subject to the regulations of this section, that are typically applied to electric utility corporations.
Section 2: Sets forth the effective date
Recently the Legislature approved the Charge NY program as a part of the 2013-2014 budgets. This program will lead to the installation of 360 electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid charging stations across New York State. The State's goal is to create a statewide network of up to 3,000 stations over the next several years in order to put 40,000 plug-in vehicles on the road. This program is aimed at jump starting a new, cutting edge industry in New York State, and also reaping the environmental benefits inherent in using plug-in electric vehicles.
The purpose of this bill is to ensure that companies who want to partner with the state in constructing, maintaining and operating electric vehicle charging stations can implement their innovative technologies with a sense of regulatory surety. In 2010-2011, controversy erupted in California when the State's Public Utility Commission, considered regulating charging stations under its authority aimed at oversight of electric utility corporations. Eventually, the Commission relented, but because this decision was not made in statute but instead by the regulatory body, therefore is always a chance that the regulation could be changed. In order to provide clear regulatory certainty to a nascent industry and encourage its development in New York, this bill seeks to put into statute a clear directive from the legislature that electric car charging stations shall not be subject to PSC jurisdiction as electric utility corporations
This is a new bill
This act shall take effect immediately
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5110 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 10, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 electric car charging stations 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. A PERSON OR CORPORATION OWNING, LEASING OR OPERATING A FACILITY THAT SUPPLIES ELECTRICITY TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF CHARGING PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAP- TER AS AN ELECTRIC CORPORATION SOLELY BECAUSE OF SUCH OWNERSHIP, LEASE OR OPERATION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10896-01-3