senate Bill S3308A

Amended

Requires state and local agencies to establish a priority processing procedure for the review of construction permits which meet certain energy and environmental design standards

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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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  • 31 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 25 / Mar / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 25 / Mar / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3308A
  • 30 / Apr / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 30 / Apr / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3308B
  • 30 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 30 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3308C

Summary

Requires state and local agencies to establish a priority processing procedure for the review of construction permits which meet certain energy and environmental design standards; defines terms; requires the implementation of such priority processing procedures on or before January 1, 2015.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4117A
Versions:
S3308
S3308A
S3308B
S3308C
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง859-c, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1860A, A2083A
2009-2010: S6754, A9818

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BILL NUMBER:S3308A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to requiring state and local agencies to establish a priority
processing procedure for the review of construction permits which meet
certain energy and environmental design standards

PURPOSE:

This legislation would require state and local agencies to establish a
priority processing procedure for the review of construction permits
which meet certain energy and environmental design standards.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends the General Municipal Law by adding a new Section 859-c
relating to building permits, energy and environmental design
standards priority process.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green
Building Rating System encourages and accelerates global adoption of
sustainable green building and development practices through the
creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted
tools and performance criteria. The LEED rating system offers four
certification levels for new construction -Certified, Silver, Gold and
Platinum -- that correspond to the number of credits accrued in five
green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy
and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental
quality.

The Green Globes is a is a green building guidance and assessment
program that offers an effective, practical and affordable way to
advance the overall environmental performance and sustainability of
commercial buildings. Buildings that successfully complete a
third-party assessment are assigned a Green Globes rating of one to
four globes. Green Globes rated/certified buildings are intended to:
Use less energy; Conserve natural resources; and emit fewer pollutants
in the form of greenhouse gases, airborne particulates, liquid
effluents, and/or solid waste.

This legislation would require every agency (state or municipal
corporation, department, board, bureau, division, commission,
committee, public authority, public corporation, council, office or
other government entity) that issues construction permits to establish
a procedure, by January 1, 2015, for priority processing of a permit
application that meets energy and environmental design standards equal
or better to the LEED silver or two green globes rating system. No
additional costs will be required by the applicant. Such established
priority procedure does not imply or provide that any application for
a construction permit shall automatically be approved.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: A.2083-A/S.1860-A
2010:A.9818/S.6754


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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 3308--A                                            A. 4117--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment -- recommitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance
  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
  to  the Committee on Local Governments -- recommitted to the Committee
  on Local Governments in accordance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  state  and local agencies to establish a priority processing procedure
  for the review of construction permits which meet certain  energy  and
  environmental design standards

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

  Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 859-c to read as follows:
  S  859-C. BUILDING PERMITS, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STANDARDS;
PRIORITY PROCESS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  FOLLOWING
TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "CONSTRUCTION  PERMIT"  SHALL MEAN A PERMIT OR ANY OTHER APPROVAL
ISSUED BY A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION FOR ANY WORK NECESSARY  OR  INCIDENTAL
TO  THE  ERECTION,  DEMOLITION,  ASSEMBLING,  ALTERATION,  INSTALLING OR
EQUIPPING OF ANY BUILDING.
  (B) "ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STANDARDS" SHALL MEAN THE LEADER-
SHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (LEED)  BUILDING  RATING  SYSTEM
PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED STATES GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL, OR ANOTHER COMPA-
RABLE  STATE APPROVED, NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED, AND CONSENSUS BASED GUIDE-
LINE, STANDARD OR SYSTEM, WHICH INCLUDES BUT  IS  NOT  LIMITED  TO  MEAN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01706-02-4

S. 3308--A                          2                         A. 4117--A

DESIGN  GUIDELINES  AND A RATING SYSTEM OR RULES FOR CONSTRUCTING BUILD-
INGS THAT INSURE SITE PLANNING, WATER EFFICIENCY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND
RENEWABLE ENERGY, CONSERVATION MATERIALS AND RESOURCES, AND INDOOR ENVI-
RONMENTAL QUALITY.
  (C)  "APPLICANT" SHALL MEAN ANY PERMIT APPLICANT THAT IS NOT THE STATE
GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION.
  (D) "AGENCY" SHALL MEAN ANY STATE OR  MUNICIPAL  CORPORATION,  DEPART-
MENT,  BOARD, BUREAU, DIVISION, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, PUBLIC AUTHORITY,
PUBLIC CORPORATION, COUNCIL, OFFICE OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY.
  2. EVERY AGENCY THAT ISSUES CONSTRUCTION  PERMITS  SHALL  ESTABLISH  A
PROCEDURE  FOR  PRIORITY  PROCESSING  OF A PERMIT APPLICATION THAT MEETS
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STANDARDS EQUAL OR BETTER  TO  THE  LEED
SILVER OR TWO GREEN GLOBES RATING SYSTEM. THE ESTABLISHED PRIORITY PROC-
ESSING  PROCEDURE SHALL BE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE APPLICANT.  SUCH
PROCEDURE SHALL  NOT  IMPLY  OR  PROVIDE  THAT  ANY  APPLICATION  FOR  A
CONSTRUCTION PERMIT SHALL BE AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED.
  3.  EACH  AGENCY SHALL ESTABLISH SUCH PRIORITY PROCESSING PROCEDURE ON
OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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