assembly Bill A626

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use of renewable and alternative energy sources

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Mar 08, 2010 referred to local government
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 06, 2010 ordered to third reading cal.52
returned to assembly
died in senate
Mar 09, 2009 referred to local government
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 26, 2009 advanced to third reading cal.125
Feb 25, 2009 reported
Feb 10, 2009 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 07, 2009 referred to local governments

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A626 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7155
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §263, Town L; amd §7-704, Vil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A314, S664
2013-2014: A498, S1074
2015-2016: A65, S3614
2017-2018: A34, S4266
2019-2020: A436, S5739
2021-2022: A443, S391

A626 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use of renewable energy resources such as solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal electric, geothermal ground source heat, tidal energy, wave energy, ocean thermal, and fuel cells using renewable fuels.

A626 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   626

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, ALESSI, FIELDS, GALEF, REILLY, SCHIMEL,
  SCHIMMINGER, KOON, MAGNARELLI, JAFFEE, LUPARDO --  Multi-Sponsored  by
  --  M.  of A. BOYLAND, CAHILL, CLARK, COLTON, V. LOPEZ, McENENY, PHEF-
  FER, SWEENEY -- read once and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Local
  Governments

AN ACT to amend the town law and the village law, in relation to requir-
  ing  local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use of
  renewable and alternative energy sources

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

  Section  1.  Section 263 of the town law, as amended by chapter 602 of
the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  S 263. Purposes in view. Such regulations shall be made in  accordance
with  a  comprehensive  plan  and  designed  to lessen congestion in the
streets; to secure safety from fire, flood, panic and other dangers;  to
promote  health  and general welfare; to provide adequate light and air;
to prevent the overcrowding of land; to  avoid  undue  concentration  of
population;  to make provision for, so far as conditions may permit, the
accommodation of [solar energy  systems  and  equipment  and  access  to
sunlight  necessary  therefor] RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES, WHICH FOR THE
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION SHALL  INCLUDE  SOLAR  THERMAL,  PHOTOVOLTAICS,
WIND, HYDROELECTRIC, GEOTHERMAL ELECTRIC, GEOTHERMAL GROUND SOURCE HEAT,
TIDAL ENERGY, WAVE ENERGY, OCEAN THERMAL, AND FUEL CELLS USING RENEWABLE
FUELS;  to  facilitate  the  practice  of  forestry;  to  facilitate the
adequate provision of transportation, water,  sewerage,  schools,  parks
and  other  public  requirements.  Such  regulations  shall be made with
reasonable consideration, among other things, as to the character of the
district and its peculiar suitability for particular uses,  and  with  a
view  to  conserving  the  value  of  buildings and encouraging the most
appropriate use of land throughout such municipality.

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