senate Bill S3977

Extends green residential building grant program until 2016

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  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.346
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 06 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 28 / Jan / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.68
  • 03 / Feb / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY

Summary

Extends green residential building grant program until 2016.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6777
Versions:
S3977
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities
Laws Affected:
Amd §3, Chap 631 of 2008

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3977

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 631 of the laws of 2008
amending the public authorities law relating to establishing a green
residential building grant program, in relation to extending the
application period for such grant program

PURPOSE: This bill would extend the "green residential building" grant
program to encourage the construction of new homes, and the renovation
of existing homes, consistent with green residential building
standards established by the New York State Energy Research and
Development Authority (NYSERDA).

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill would extend the NYSERDA
green residential building grant program to October 31, 2016.

Section 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: In 2008, the state enacted the green residential
building grant program to help encourage the construction of green
residential buildings. This bill would extend the program to October
31, 2016.

The design, construction and maintenance of residential buildings can
have a significant impact on our environment and natural resources.
It has been estimated that buildings are responsible for approximately
40% of greenhouse gas emissions produced in the United States.
Residential buildings account for approximately 20% of total U.S.
greenhouse gas emissions, as well as 74% of water use and 21% of
energy consumption nationwide.

Green building practices can reduce the production of greenhouse
gases, lower energy costs, and reduce the use of natural resources.
They can also lower material costs, reduce waste, improve indoor air
quality, and reduce indoor and outdoor pollution.

This bill extends the green residential building grant program to
continue to provide incentive payments to owners that will encourage
the use of green building practices both in new home construction and
also in the renovation of existing residences. The financial
incentives will help offset the added costs of integrating "green" or
"sustainable" features, which typically increase construction costs by
approximately five percent. A greater reliance on green products will
also strengthen the demand for these products and benefit our economy.

NYSERDA administers this grant program and develops the standards for
it. The amount of the grants are based on a number of considerations,
including the size and the type of the residential structure, but may
not exceed $7,500 for one-family and two-family homes, $11,250 for
residential buildings with three to six dwelling units, and $15,000
for residential buildings with more than six dwelling units. In
addition to these limitations, no single owner, such as a developer of
multiple qualified residential buildings who is a qualified owner, may
receive more than $120,000 in incentive payments during any calendar
year.


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: The bill will not have an impact on the State
budget because the costs of the program will he covered by NYSERDA.
The total cost to NYSERDA will depend upon the number of applications
received and the size of the financial incentives awarded.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3977

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2013
                               ___________

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  chapter  631 of the laws of 2008 amending the public
  authorities law relating to establishing a green residential  building
  grant  program,  in  relation  to extending the application period for
  such grant program

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

  Section  1. Section 3 of chapter 631 of the laws of 2008, amending the
public authorities law relating  to  establishing  a  green  residential
building grant program is amended to read as follows:
  S  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
the New York state energy research and development authority  shall  not
accept  any  application  for  a  grant from a qualified owner under the
green residential building program established pursuant to section  1872
of  the  public  authorities  law,  as added by section two of this act,
after October 31, [2013] 2016.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09401-01-3

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