senate Bill S1991A

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 05, 2010 print number 1991a
Mar 05, 2010 amend and recommit to local government
Jan 06, 2010 referred to local government
Feb 10, 2009 referred to local government

Co-Sponsors

S1991 - Details

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: S664
2013-2014: S1074
2015-2016: S3614
2017-2018: S4266
2019-2020: S5739
2021-2022: S391

S1991 - Summary

Relates to requiring local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use of renewable energy resources.

S1991 - Sponsor Memo

S1991 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1991

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  C. JOHNSON  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

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.
  S  2.  Section  7-704 of the village law, as amended by chapter 742 of
the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows:
  S 7-704 Purposes in view. Such regulations shall be made in accordance
with a comprehensive plan and  designed  to  lessen  congestion  in  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01807-01-9

Co-Sponsors

S1991A (ACTIVE) - Details

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: S664
2013-2014: S1074
2015-2016: S3614
2017-2018: S4266
2019-2020: S5739
2021-2022: S391

S1991A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use of renewable energy resources.

S1991A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1991A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1991--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  C. JOHNSON,  THOMPSON  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Local
  Government  --  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 commit-
  tee

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, AS SUCH TERM IS
DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWELVE OF SECTION 1-103 OF  THE  ENERGY  LAW;  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.
  S  2.  Section  7-704 of the village law, as amended by chapter 742 of
the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01807-02-0

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