senate Bill S4849

Relates to the powers and duties of N.Y. state energy research and development authority (NYSERDA) with respect to collection of information

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 27 / Apr / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 10 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.610
  • 11 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 16 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A1474

Summary

Relates to the powers and duties of NYSERDA with respect to collection of information regarding energy efficient outdoor lighting; requires NYSERDA to make available for public and private uses, the availability and use of the most energy efficient and environmentally sensitive outdoor lighting.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1474
Versions:
S4849
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1854, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S4919, A5656
2007-2008: A7429

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4849

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to the powers and
duties of the New York state energy research and development authority

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill expands the type of energy
information compiled by NYSERDA to include energy efficient and
environmentally sound outdoor lighting.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds language to subdivision
13 of section 1854 of the public authorities law expanding the type
of energy information compiled by NYSERDA to include energy efficient
and environmentally sound outdoor lighting.

JUSTIFICATION:
Improperly designed outdoor lighting wastes energy,
intrudes on the privacy of others, creates glare which reduces the
effect of lighting, deteriorates the natural nighttime environment,
and reduces the ability for astronomical observation. This
legislation empowers NYSERDA to include information in its listings
of energy related products on the types of outdoor lighting best able
to avoid these problems. Given NYSERDA's role as a repository and
clearinghouse of energy efficiency products as well as its leadership
of the High Efficiency Street Lighting Advisory Committee, they are
the logical entity to compile such information.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Passed Assembly - 2009-2010

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4849

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommu-
  nications

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation  to  the  powers
  and  duties  of  the  New  York  state energy research and development
  authority

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  13 of section 1854 of the public authorities
law, as added by chapter 83 of the laws of 1995, is amended to  read  as
follows:
  13.  To  act as a central repository and clearinghouse for information
on all energy and energy resource related  matters  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT
LIMITED  TO,  THE  AVAILABILITY AND USE OF THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT AND
ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE OUTDOOR  LIGHTING  AVAILABLE  FOR  PUBLIC  AND
PRIVATE USES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01787-01-1

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