senate Bill S5045A

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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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  • 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:
A5831A
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-v, UDC Act

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BILL NUMBER:S5045A

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-v.

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--A

                       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 -- recommitted to the Committee on Energy and Telecom-
  munications  in  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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-v to read as follows:
  S 16-V. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDING.  1.  ANY  FUNDS  ADMINISTERED  OR
APPROPRIATED  BY  THE UPSTATE EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO AN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09631-02-2

S. 5045--A                          2

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 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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