senate Bill S6713

Relates to financing of certain energy related projects by the power authority of New York

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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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  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.877
  • 23 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

Summary

Authorizes financing of certain energy related projects by the power authority of New York, including research and development and certain construction projects.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6713
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1005, Pub Auth L

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BILL NUMBER:S6713

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

PURPOSE:
To expand the programs and services of the New York Power Authority

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of this bill would amend Public Authorities Law
§1005(17)(b)(2) and (4) to: (1) add "research, development and demon-
stration of new systems, technologies and materials relating to energy
usage, storage, transmission and efficiency" to the definition of "ener-
gy-related projects, programs and services;" and (2) clarify that "high
performance and sustainable building programs and services" includes
programs and services related to construction, in addition to renovation
and retrofitting, of buildings, and that such programs and services may
be addressed to the use of clean energy and fuels in addition to renewa-
ble energy.

Section 2 of this bill would provide for the bill's effective date

JUSTIFICATION:
Expanding NYPA's "energy-related projects, programs and services" to
include "research; development and demonstration of new systems, tech-
nologies and materials relating to energy usage, storage, transmission
and efficiency," would provide a basis to help the State's colleges and
universities remain competitive in these subject areas, and could help
stimulate vital partnerships and other joint endeavors between the
State, the State's businesses and these institutions. The marriage of
these interests could lead to significant new "Made in New York" inno-
vations in the energy field which in turn would support the State's
energy and environmental policies as well as support economic develop-
ment in New York.

Additionally, this bill would clarify that NYPA's high performance and
sustainable building programs and services may relate to construction,
in addition to renovation and retrofitting, of buildings, and that such
programs and services may be addressed to clean energy sources and fuels
(e.g., hydrogen) in addition to renewable energy sources such as wind
and solar. As we continue to face significant challenges in the energy
field, including the need for more energy and the consequences of
increased energy usage, we cannot afford to limit our consideration of
possible solutions to accepted or established technologies.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6713

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 12, 2012
                               ___________

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, in relation to the powers
  and duties of the power authority of the state of New York

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

  Section  1. Subparagraph 2 and 4 of paragraph (b) of subdivision 17 of
section 1005 of the public authorities law, as added by chapter  477  of
the  laws  of 2009 and as renumbered by section 16 of Part CC of chapter
60 of the laws of 2011, are amended to read as follows:
  (2) "Energy-related projects,  programs  and  services"  means  energy
efficiency  projects  and  services[,]; clean energy technology projects
and services[, and]; RESEARCH,  DEVELOPMENT  AND  DEMONSTRATION  OF  NEW
SYSTEMS,  TECHNOLOGIES  AND MATERIALS RELATING TO ENERGY USAGE, STORAGE,
TRANSMISSION AND EFFICIENCY; high performance and  sustainable  building
programs  and  services[,]; the construction, installation and/or opera-
tion of facilities  or  equipment  done  in  connection  with  any  such
projects, programs or services.
  (4)  "High performance and sustainable building programs and services"
means programs and services related to the CONSTRUCTION, renovation  and
retrofitting of buildings through the incorporation of standards, guide-
lines,  rating  systems, and/or criteria relating to design and building
techniques established by the authority pursuant to this section,  which
are  addressed to such issues as energy efficiency, energy conservation,
the use of CLEAN OR renewable energy OR FUELS, the reduction of air  and
other pollution, and the conservation of materials and resources such as
water.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15032-01-2

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