On December 17th 2014, Governor Cuomo signed Senate Bill 66198 which would require public hearings by the Public Service Commission for the closure or relocation of gas & electric call centers. The law will be referred to as Chapter 520 of 2014. A very big thank you goes our to Senators Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) and Senator George D. Maziarz (R-Tonawanda) as well as Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D-Poughkeepsie). All of us in the IBEW Utility Labor Council of NYS deserve some thanks and recognition for our efforts in passing this law, which is now the 5th state law we passed as an organization that protects the rights and security of utility workers and enbales us to preserve the quality of service for gas & electric customers . Nice work everyone.