Bill Text: NY S03176 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

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

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S03176 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03176-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 4, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 directing the
          public service commission  to  require  public  utility  companies  to
          remove or relocate utility poles upon the completion of public roadway
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 5 of the public service law is amended by adding  a
     2  new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
     3    7.  The  commission  shall  adopt  and implement rules and regulations
     4  requiring each public utility  company,  which  exercises  control  over
     5  utility  poles,  to remove or relocate any such poles as shall be deter-
     6  mined to be necessary by the state or any political subdivision  thereof
     7  in connection with the construction or improvement of any public roadway
     8  by  the state or such political subdivision. Such utility poles shall be
     9  removed or relocated, as the case may be,  within  ninety  days  of  the
    10  receipt  by  the  public  utility company of notice, from the state or a
    11  political subdivision, that the public roadway  has  been  completed  or
    12  improved.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.