senate Bill S4862A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the solar feed-in tariff pilot program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 21, 2012 print number 4862a
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
May 10, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Apr 27, 2011 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S4862 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7178A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §§1020-ii - 1020-kk to be §§1020-jj - 1020-ll, add §1020-ii, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8286, A8679A

S4862 - Summary

Establishes the solar feed-in tariff pilot program; defines terms; directs the Long Island Power Authority to pay all costs associated with the interconnection of solar energy generation facilities; requires the Long Island Power Authority to prepare an annual report describing and summarizing the solar feed-in tariff pilot program (view more) makes related provisions.

S4862 - Sponsor Memo

S4862 - Bill Text download pdf

The Bill text is not available.

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S4862A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7178A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Ren §§1020-ii - 1020-kk to be §§1020-jj - 1020-ll, add §1020-ii, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8286, A8679A

S4862A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the solar feed-in tariff pilot program; defines terms; directs the Long Island Power Authority to pay all costs associated with the interconnection of solar energy generation facilities; requires the Long Island Power Authority to prepare an annual report describing and summarizing the solar feed-in tariff pilot program (view more) makes related provisions.

S4862A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4862A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4862--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE,  AVELLA,  OPPENHEIMER  -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Energy and Telecommunications -- recommitted to the Committee on Ener-
  gy  and Telecommunications 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, in relation to creating the
  solar feed-in tariff pilot program

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

  Section  1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares all
of the following:
  (a) It is the policy of the state of New York to encourage  the  rapid
and  sustainable  development  of  electricity  from  renewable sources,
particularly from smaller, widely distributed solar photovoltaic instal-
lations, by the adoption of a solar feed-in tariff pilot program created
pursuant to this act. Such pilot program will be instituted by the  Long
Island Power Authority within the service area of the authority.
  (b)  This  act  will create green jobs for the state. The German solar
energy industry created over 50,000 jobs in less than five  years,  with
the  entire  renewable energy industry creating as many as 200,000 jobs.
Spain boasts 25,000 solar energy workers. Gainesville, Florida, where  a
solar  feed-in tariff program is currently being tested, is experiencing
a surge of capital investment  in  community  solar  systems  and  local
contractors are hiring.
  (c)  The  pilot program created pursuant to this act will moderate the
near-term impact on ratepayers, while reducing volatility and  long-term
rates relative to other sources of power.
  (d)  The  pilot  program  created  pursuant to this act will encourage
energy conservation by requiring a separate new  meter  to  measure  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10773-03-2

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