senate Bill S4178A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

New York solar industry development and jobs act of 2011

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
May 24, 2011 reported and committed to finance
May 18, 2011 print number 4178a
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Mar 22, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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May 24, 2011 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S4178A
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1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: May 24, 2011

nay (1)

Co-Sponsors

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S4178 - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-m, Pub Serv L; amd §1005, ren §§1020-hh - 1020-jj to be §§1020-ii - 1020-kk, add §1020-hh, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7093B

S4178 - Summary

Creates the New York solar industry development and jobs act; relates to procurement of solar renewable energy credits; establishes schedule with annual percentages to be met for compliance years.

S4178 - Sponsor Memo

S4178 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4178

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 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 service law and the public authorities law,
  in relation to the creation of the New York solar industry development
  and jobs act of 2011 and the procurement  of  solar  renewable  energy
  credits;  and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira-
  tion thereof

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent  and purpose. It is the intent of the
legislature to enable the rapid and sustainable development of a  robust
solar  power  industry  in  New York by creating a scalable, diverse and
competitive solar energy market.  By tapping into the  state's  abundant
solar  energy  resources, it is the further intent of the legislature to
harness the multiple benefits associated with  the  generation  of  such
clean  power,  including the significant creation of much needed jobs, a
reduction of the long-term  costs  of  electricity  generation  for  New
York's  energy  consumers, including transmission and distribution costs
that continue to accelerate in proportion to overall electricity  supply
costs  for  the  residents  of  this state, increased reliability of the
state's electric grid, and a decrease in the  emission  of  harmful  air
pollution, including localized emissions from "peaker" plants and green-
house  gas  emissions.  By  establishing  such  a program, New York will
create a solar energy enterprise that will elevate the state to be among
the world's cutting edge clean energy industry leaders, while helping to
secure increased economic development for New Yorkers.
  S 2. Short title.  This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as  the
"New York solar industry development and jobs act of 2011".
  S 3. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 66-m to
read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08692-02-1

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S4178A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-m, Pub Serv L; amd §1005, ren §§1020-hh - 1020-jj to be §§1020-ii - 1020-kk, add §1020-hh, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7093B

S4178A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the New York solar industry development and jobs act; relates to procurement of solar renewable energy credits; establishes schedule with annual percentages to be met for compliance years.

S4178A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4178A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4178--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MAZIARZ, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BALL, BONACIC, CARLUCCI,
  DILAN, DUANE, GIANARIS, GRISANTI,  HANNON,  KENNEDY,  KLEIN,  KRUEGER,
  LANZA,  LAVALLE,  MONTGOMERY,  NOZZOLIO, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER, PERKINS,
  ROBACH, SERRANO, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,
  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Tele-
  communications  --  committee  discharged,   bill   amended,   ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public service law and the public authorities law,
  in relation to the creation of the New York solar industry development
  and jobs act of 2011 and the procurement  of  solar  renewable  energy
  credits;  and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expira-
  tion thereof

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent  and purpose. It is the intent of the
legislature to enable the rapid and sustainable development of a  robust
solar  energy  industry  in New York by creating a scalable, diverse and
competitive solar energy market.  By tapping into the  state's  abundant
solar  energy  resources, it is the further intent of the legislature to
harness the multiple benefits associated with  the  generation  of  such
clean  energy  and the development of a robust solar industry, including
the creation of much needed well-paying jobs, a reduction of  the  long-
term  costs  of  electricity generation for New York's energy consumers,
including transmission and distribution costs that continue to  acceler-
ate  in proportion to overall electricity supply costs for the residents
of this state, increased reliability of the state's  electric  grid,  an
increase in the security of the state's energy supplies, the creation of
economic  opportunities  for  solar  component  makers  and installation
contractors throughout the state, and a  decrease  in  the  emission  of
harmful  air  pollution,  including  localized  emissions  from "peaker"
plants and greenhouse gas emissions. By establishing such a program, New

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08692-06-1

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