senate Bill S6224

Relates to payments of grants to farm operations by NYSERDA

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  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 28 / Jan / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.72
  • 03 / Feb / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 13 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 13 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY

Summary

Relates to payments of grants to farm operations by NYSERDA; provides that payment of such grants shall be made no later than ninety days after notification.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8977
Versions:
S6224
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1854, Pub Auth L

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BILL NUMBER:S6224

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to payments of grants to farm operations by NYSERDA

PURPOSE: To ensure that the payment of grants by NYSERDA to farm
operations is made no later than 90 days after the notification of
such funding award.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends subdivision 14 of section 1854 of the Public
Authorities Law to state that the New York State Energy and Research
Development Authority (NYSERDA) can make payments of grants to farm
operations as defined in the Agriculture and Markets Law. This section
also requires that the payment of such grants administered by NYSERDA
to farm operations shall be made no later than 90 days after the
notification of such funding award.

Section 2 provides that this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill ensures that farm operations, as defined in
subdivision 11 of section 301 of the Agriculture and Markets Law, are
able to receive grants from NYSERDA and that the payment of such
grants is made no later than 90 days after the notification of such
funding award.

Currently, farm operations receive grants from NYSERDA but the payment
of such grants has been severely delayed. This delay causes a
shortfall in the budget of many farms. Hardworking farmers continue to
wait for many months, even years, for the payment of grants they have
been promised by NYSERDA. Such long delays are unacceptable and
unbearable for a business to endure as they wait for the payment of
grants which have been promised to them. Therefore, this legislation
seeks to remedy the problem by requiring NYSERDA to make the payment
of such grants no later than 90 days after the notification of such
funding award.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6224

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. RITCHIE, GALLIVAN, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Energy
  and Telecommunications

AN  ACT  to amend the public authorities law, in relation to payments of
  grants to farm operations by NYSERDA

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  14 of section 1854 of the public authorities
law, as added by chapter 83 of the laws of 1995, is amended to  read  as
follows:
  14.  (A)  To apply for and to administer federal research and develop-
ment grants and other monies for the benefit of consumers.
  (B) TO MAKE PAYMENTS TO FARM OPERATIONS,  AS  DEFINED  BY  SUBDIVISION
ELEVEN  OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED ONE OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW,
FOR GRANTS ADMINISTERED BY THE AUTHORITY. PAYMENT OF SUCH  GRANTS  SHALL
BE  MADE  NO  LATER  THAN NINETY DAYS AFTER NOTIFICATION OF SUCH FUNDING
AWARD.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13200-02-3

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