S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 4, 2011
Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed,
and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Tele-
communications -- recommitted to the Committee on Energy and Telecom-
munications in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee
discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
to said committee
AN ACT to amend the public authorities law and the state finance law, in
relation to a grant program for the agricultural production of biod-
iesel fuel and a fund for the administration of such program
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The public authorities law is amended by adding a new
section 1884 to read as follows:
S 1884. BIODIESEL GRANT PROGRAM. 1. THE AUTHORITY SHALL PROVIDE GRANTS
OF MATCHING FUNDS FOR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
OF BIODIESEL FUEL.
2. ALL MONEYS RECEIVED OR ACCEPTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE
DEPOSITED INTO THE BIODIESEL GRANT PROGRAM FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO
SECTION NINETY-NINE-U OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
3. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "BIODIESEL FUEL" SHALL MEAN A RENEWA-
BLE, BIODEGRADABLE, MONO ALKYL ESTER COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID FUEL DERIVED
FROM JATROPHA PLANTS, ALGAE PRODUCTION, MUSTARD SEED, ANIMAL FATS, OTHER
AGRICULTURAL PLANT OILS AND/OR WASTE GREASES AND OILS.
4. THE AUTHORITY SHALL ESTABLISH GUIDELINES FOR THE APPLICATION AND
ADMINISTRATION OF THE BIODIESEL GRANT PROGRAM.
S 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-u to
read as follows:
S 99-U. BIODIESEL GRANT PROGRAM FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED
IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW YORK
STATE ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, A FUND TO BE KNOWN AS
THE BIODIESEL GRANT PROGRAM FUND.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 2990--A 2
2. MONEYS OF THE BIODIESEL GRANT PROGRAM FUND, FOLLOWING APPROPRIATION
BY THE LEGISLATURE AND ALLOCATION BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET, SHALL
BE AVAILABLE TO SUCH CHAIRMAN FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE BIODIESEL
GRANT PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BY SECTION EIGHTEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR OF THE
PUBLIC AUTHORITIES LAW.
S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law. Effective immediately,
the New York state energy research and development authority shall
establish any rules or regulations necessary for the implementation of
this act on its effective date.