senate Bill S51031

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Establishes the green jobs-green New York act of 2009 and establishes the Green Jobs-Green New York fund

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Jun 24, 2009 referred to rules

S51031 (ACTIVE) - Details

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, S5888
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 8 Title 9-A §§1890 - 1899-a, amd §1855, Pub Auth L; add §99-g, St Fin L

S51031 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the green jobs-green New York act, to promote energy efficiency, energy conservation and the installation of clean energy technologies, to reduce energy consumption and costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support sustainable community development and to create green job opportunities.

S51031 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S51031 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                      Second Extraordinary Session

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 24, 2009

Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of the Governor) -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to  establishing
  the  "green  jobs-green  New York act of 2009"; and to amend the state
  finance law, in relation to establishing the green jobs-green New York


  Section  1.  Legislative  findings. The legislature finds and declares
that promoting widespread dissemination of energy conservation and clean
energy technologies represents a clear and cost-effective  strategy  for
communities  in  New  York  state  to curtail the emission of greenhouse
gases and harmful air contaminants, reducing dependence on fossil fuels,
lowering housing costs, supporting community  development  and  creating
green  jobs  to sustain and enhance our economy. These jobs will provide
meaningful employment opportunities for displaced workers, the long-term
unemployed and new workforce entrants. Installation of energy efficiency
improvements to reduce the loss or waste of energy will allow  consumers
to  pay  for these improvements through energy savings over a reasonable
period of time. However, lack of affordable and accessible financing for
many owners of residential properties, small businesses  and  non-profit
organizations  has  hindered  progress in fully realizing the promise of
these technologies. Therefore, it is the intent of  the  legislature  to
enact  a "Green Jobs-Green New York" program to perform energy-efficient
retrofits at no initial cost to residential property  owners,  with  the
ultimate  goals of improving at least one million residential units over
the next five years, creating thousands  of  new  green  jobs,  training
workers  to  fill them and demonstrating the effectiveness of innovative
financing mechanisms in reaching this goal.

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


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