senate Bill S2644

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Expands the products which may be purchased for public use

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 04, 2012 referred to environmental conservation
Jan 27, 2011 referred to environmental conservation

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S2644 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-0301, En Con L; amd §104-a, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1000

S2644 - Summary

Expands the products which may be purchased for public use by including renewable energy resources; further increases the cost premium percentage of a product deemed reasonably competitive.

S2644 - Sponsor Memo

S2644 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  2644

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRISANTI,  MARCELLINO  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environ-
  mental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the  environmental  conservation  law  and  the  general
  municipal  law,  in  relation  to permitting the purchase of renewable
  energy sources in the awarding of public contracts

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  3-0301  of the environmental
conservation law is amended by adding a new  paragraph  oo  to  read  as
follows:
  OO.  ENCOURAGE OFFICERS, BOARDS AND AGENCIES OF POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS
TO USE RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES WHEN PURCHASING PRODUCTS FOR PUBLIC USE;
  S 2. Section 104-a of the general municipal law, as amended by chapter
468 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  S 104-a. Purchasing of products for public use.    1.  Notwithstanding
the  provisions  of section one hundred three of this [chapter] ARTICLE,
when purchasing products the officer, board or agency of  any  political
subdivision  or  of  any  district  therein charged with the awarding of
public contracts may, wherever RENEWABLE ENERGY  RESOURCES  OR  recycled
products  meet contract specifications and the price of such products is
reasonably competitive, purchase such products. For the purpose of  this
section  [and  until  July first, nineteen hundred ninety-six, "recycled
product" shall mean any product which has been manufactured from second-
ary materials, as defined in subdivision  one  of  section  two  hundred
sixty-one  of the economic development law, and meets secondary material
content requirements adopted by the office  of  general  services  under
subdivision  one  of  section  one  hundred  seventy-seven  of the state
finance law for products  available  to  the  political  subdivision  or
district  under  state contract or, if no such contract for such product
is available, any product which meets  the  secondary  material  content

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06960-01-1

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