senate Bill S7155

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
Jun 23, 2010 committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 17, 2010 referred to local government

S7155 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A626
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §263, Town L; amd §7-704, Vil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S664, A314
2013-2014: S1074, A498
2015-2016: S3614, A65
2017-2018: S4266, A34
2019-2020: S5739, A436
2021-2022: S391, A443

S7155 (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.

S7155 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7155 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7155

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 17, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  OPPENHEIMER -- 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
streets; to secure safety from fire, panic, floods and other dangers; to
promote  health  and  the general welfare; to provide adequate light and
air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid  undue  concentration

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

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