senate Bill S2990

Amended

Establishes a biodiesel grant program for the agricultural production of biodiesel

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 04 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 13 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 13 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 2990A
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Establishes a biodiesel grant program for the agricultural production of biodiesel fuel; defines biodiesel fuel as a renewable, biodegradable, mono alkyl ester combustible liquid fuel derived from jatropha plants, algae production, mustard seed, animal fats and/or waste greases and oils; establishes the biodiesel grant program fund.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7168
Versions:
S2990
S2990A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1884, Pub Auth L; add §99-t, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S7760, A4871A
2007-2008: A9023, A9023

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BILL NUMBER:S2990

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law and the state finance law, in
relation to a grant program for the agricultural production of biodiesel
fuel and a fund for the administration of such program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To provide grants of matching funds for the costs associated with the
agricultural production of biodiesel fuel.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Establishes that all moneys received or accepted pursuant to this
section shall be deposited into the Biodiesel grant fund. Biodiesel
fuel is defined as renewable, biodegradable, mono alkyl ester
combustible liquid fuel derived from jatropha plants, algae
production, mustard seed, animal fats, other agricultural plant oils
and/or waste greases and oils.

JUSTIFICATION:
Biodiesel is a fuel that can decrease our dependency on foreign oils,
decrease global warming and provide an alternative to tradition petro
fuels.

It is our hope to establish a way for farmers to maximize profits
while exploring alternatives for fuel production in New York state.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
06/07/07 Referred to Agriculture
01/09/08 Referred to Agriculture
05/06/10 Referred to Energy & Telecommunications

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined by the legislature.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the
date it becomes law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2990

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2011
                               ___________

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 authorities law and the state finance law, in
  relation  to  a grant program for the agricultural production of biod-
  iesel fuel and a fund for the administration of such program

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  public  authorities  law  is amended by adding a new
section 1884 to read as follows:
  S 1884. BIODIESEL GRANT PROGRAM. 1. THE AUTHORITY SHALL PROVIDE GRANTS
OF MATCHING FUNDS FOR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AGRICULTURAL  PRODUCTION
OF BIODIESEL FUEL.
  2.  ALL  MONEYS RECEIVED OR ACCEPTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE
DEPOSITED INTO THE BIODIESEL GRANT PROGRAM FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT  TO
SECTION NINETY-NINE-T OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
  3. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "BIODIESEL FUEL" SHALL MEAN A RENEWA-
BLE,  BIODEGRADABLE,  MONO  ALKYL  ESTER COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID FUEL DERIVED
FROM JATROPHA PLANTS, ALGAE PRODUCTION, MUSTARD SEED, ANIMAL FATS, OTHER
AGRICULTURAL PLANT OILS AND/OR WASTE GREASES AND OILS.
  4. THE AUTHORITY SHALL ESTABLISH GUIDELINES FOR  THE  APPLICATION  AND
ADMINISTRATION OF THE BIODIESEL GRANT PROGRAM.
  S  2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-t to
read as follows:
  S 99-T.  BIODIESEL GRANT PROGRAM FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY  ESTABLISHED
IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW YORK
STATE  ENERGY  RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, A FUND TO BE KNOWN AS
THE BIODIESEL GRANT PROGRAM FUND.
  2. MONEYS OF THE BIODIESEL GRANT PROGRAM FUND, FOLLOWING APPROPRIATION
BY THE LEGISLATURE AND ALLOCATION BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE  BUDGET,  SHALL
BE  AVAILABLE  TO  SUCH CHAIRMAN FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE BIODIESEL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08608-01-1

S. 2990                             2

GRANT PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BY SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR OF THE
PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW.
  S  3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately,
the New York state  energy  research  and  development  authority  shall
establish  any  rules or regulations necessary for the implementation of
this act on its effective date.

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