senate Bill S161

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Makes provisions relating to the allocation of hydroelectric power within the area of the Niagara project

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S161 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4594
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1005, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S313, A3880

S161 - Bill Texts

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Enables small manufacturing facilities which occupy former manufacturing facilities of over 100,000 square feet to be evaluated as a single unit for the purpose of complying with the criteria for eligibility for allocation of hydro power from the power authority; relates to the Niagara Power Project.

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BILL NUMBER:S161

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to allocation of
hydroelectric power within the area of the Niagara project

PURPOSE:
To enable small manufacturing facilities which occupy former
manufacturing facilities of over 100,000 square feet to be evaluated
as a single unit for the purpose of complying with the criteria for
eligibility for allocation of hydropower.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Amends section 1005 of the public authorities law to add a new
criteria for evaluation of facilities seeking allocation of
hydropower from the power Authority of the state of New York.

JUSTIFICATION:
There are numerous abandoned large manufacturing facilities over
100,000 square feet in the state. In those cases where a developer
can reuse these facilities with several smaller manufacturing tenants
(multi-tenant facility), those facilities should be placed on a level
playing field with the large facility for application purposes, when
the same multi-tenant unit would meet, as a single unit, the criteria
for eligibility of hydropower allocation.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.313/A.3880 of 2009/2010
S.2786/A.4799 of 2003/2004
S.3223/A.6365 of 2001/2002
S.3307/A.6441 of 1999/2000
S.1085/A.1806 of 1997/1998
S.6074/A.9024 of 1996

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                   161

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to allocation of
  hydroelectric power within the area of the Niagara project

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

  Section 1. Subparagraphs 10 and 11 of paragraph (a) of subdivision  13
of section 1005 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 645
of  the  laws of 2006, are amended and a new subparagraph 12 is added to
read as follows:
  (10) the extent to which an allocation of  power  is  consistent  with
state, regional and local economic development strategies and priorities
and  supported  by  local  units  of government in the area in which the
business is located; [and]
  (11) the impact of the allocation on the operation of any other facil-
ities of the business, on other businesses within the region,  and  upon
other electric ratepayers[.] ; AND
  (12)  THE  EXTENT  TO  WHICH  AN  ALLOCATION  OF EXPANSION POWER WOULD
CONTRIBUTE TO THE REHABILITATION OF  AN  EXISTING  FORMER  MANUFACTURING
FACILITY  OF  OVER  ONE  HUNDRED THOUSAND SQUARE FEET FOR UTILIZATION OF
SAID FACILITY BY SEVERAL OR "MULTI-TENANT" SMALLER MANUFACTURING FACILI-
TIES, PROVIDED THE NEW MULTI-TENANT FACILITY WOULD  IN  THE  APPLICATION
PROCESS BE EVALUATED AS A SINGLE UNIT FOR THE PURPOSES OF COMPLYING WITH
THE CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01366-01-1

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