senate Bill S5045

Amended

Requires organizations that receive funds for capital improvements use such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances where available

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 03 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 06 / May / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 07 / Jun / 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 5045A
  • 31 / Jan / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Feb / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Feb / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 5045B

Summary

Requires organizations that receive funds for capital improvements by the New York state dormitory authority and the urban development corporation to use such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances where available; defines energy star.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5831
Versions:
S5045
S5045A
S5045B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1680-q, Pub Auth L; add §16-u, UDC Act

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BILL NUMBER:S5045

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law and the New York state urban
development corporation act, in relation to requiring organizations that
receive funds for capital improvements by the New York state dormitory
authority and the upstate empire state development corporation to use
such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances
where available

PURPOSE:
This bill requires any organization using capital improvement funds to
purchase only Energy Star equipment and appliances.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This legislation amends the public authorities law by adding a new
section 1680-q, and amends section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968,
the New York State urban development corporation act, by adding section
16-u.

JUSTIFICATION:
Although Energy Star products are generally slightly more expensive than
non-compliant products, Energy Star products last longer and are more
efficient over the life of the appliance. Non-energy star products'
efficiency levels decrease over the life of the machine, making these
appliances more costly in the long run.

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Department of Energy and the
Environmental Protection Agency created to provide information to
consumers to allow them to make energy-efficient purchasing decisions.
The Energy Star designation is given to products that are among the top
25% in terms of efficiency when compared with other products in their
category, Estimates have shown that purchasing Energy Star products can
reduce an average consumer's total energy cost by as much as one-third.

Items purchased with capital improvement funds are responsible for a
significant portion of energy consumption state wide. The universal
adoption of Energy Star compliant products proposed in this bill will
reduce long-term state spending on electricity and heating fuel while
simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the need for
imported oil.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.207 (2009-2010)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5045

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law and the New York state urban
  development corporation act, in relation  to  requiring  organizations
  that  receive  funds  for  capital  improvements by the New York state
  dormitory authority and the upstate empire  state  development  corpo-
  ration to use such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and
  appliances where available

  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 1680-q to read as follows:
  S  1680-Q.  CAPITAL  IMPROVEMENT FUNDING. 1. ANY FUNDS ADMINISTERED OR
APPROPRIATED BY THE DORMITORY  AUTHORITY  TO  AN  ORGANIZATION  FOR  THE
PURPOSES  OF  BUILDING  UPGRADES,  APPLIANCE PURCHASES, OR OTHER CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS, SHALL BE USED TO PURCHASE ONLY ENERGY STAR  EQUIPMENT  AND
APPLIANCES, WHERE AVAILABLE.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "ENERGY STAR" SHALL MEAN
A  DESIGNATION FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OR
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY INDICATING THAT A PRODUCT MEETS  THE  ENERGY  EFFI-
CIENCY  STANDARDS SET FORTH BY THE AGENCY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE ENERGY
STAR PROGRAM.
  S 2. Section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of  1968,  constituting  the
New York state urban development corporation act, is amended by adding a
new section 16-u to read as follows:
  S  16-U.  CAPITAL  IMPROVEMENT  FUNDING.  1. ANY FUNDS ADMINISTERED OR
APPROPRIATED BY THE UPSTATE EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION  TO  AN
ORGANIZATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF BUILDING UPGRADES, APPLIANCE PURCHASES,
OR  OTHER  CAPITAL  IMPROVEMENTS,  SHALL BE USED TO PURCHASE ONLY ENERGY
STAR EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCES, WHERE AVAILABLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09631-01-1

S. 5045                             2

  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "ENERGY STAR" SHALL MEAN
A DESIGNATION FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  OR
DEPARTMENT  OF  ENERGY  INDICATING THAT A PRODUCT MEETS THE ENERGY EFFI-
CIENCY STANDARDS SET FORTH BY THE AGENCY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE  ENERGY
STAR PROGRAM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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