senate Bill S5045A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires organizations that receive funds for capital improvements use such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances where available

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2012 print number 5045b
amend (t) and recommit to finance
Jan 31, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 13, 2012 print number 5045a
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 04, 2012 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jun 07, 2011 reported and committed to finance
May 06, 2011 committee discharged and committed to energy and telecommunications
May 03, 2011 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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Jan 31, 2012 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S5045A
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committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Jan 31, 2012

Jun 7, 2011 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S5045
10
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committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jun 7, 2011

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Bill Amendments

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S5045 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5831A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1680-q, Pub Auth L; add §16-v, UDC Act

S5045 - Bill Texts

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Requires organizations that receive funds for capital improvements by the New York state dormitory authority and the urban development corporation to use such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances where available; defines energy star.

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BILL NUMBER:S5045

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law and the New York state urban
development corporation act, in relation to requiring organizations that
receive funds for capital improvements by the New York state dormitory
authority and the upstate empire state development corporation to use
such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances
where available

PURPOSE:
This bill requires any organization using capital improvement funds to
purchase only Energy Star equipment and appliances.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This legislation amends the public authorities law by adding a new
section 1680-q, and amends section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968,
the New York State urban development corporation act, by adding section
16-u.

JUSTIFICATION:
Although Energy Star products are generally slightly more expensive than
non-compliant products, Energy Star products last longer and are more
efficient over the life of the appliance. Non-energy star products'
efficiency levels decrease over the life of the machine, making these
appliances more costly in the long run.

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Department of Energy and the
Environmental Protection Agency created to provide information to
consumers to allow them to make energy-efficient purchasing decisions.
The Energy Star designation is given to products that are among the top
25% in terms of efficiency when compared with other products in their
category, Estimates have shown that purchasing Energy Star products can
reduce an average consumer's total energy cost by as much as one-third.

Items purchased with capital improvement funds are responsible for a
significant portion of energy consumption state wide. The universal
adoption of Energy Star compliant products proposed in this bill will
reduce long-term state spending on electricity and heating fuel while
simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the need for
imported oil.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.207 (2009-2010)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  5045

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions

AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law and the New York state urban
  development corporation act, in relation  to  requiring  organizations
  that  receive  funds  for  capital  improvements by the New York state
  dormitory authority and the upstate empire  state  development  corpo-
  ration to use such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and
  appliances where available

  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 1680-q to read as follows:
  S  1680-Q.  CAPITAL  IMPROVEMENT FUNDING. 1. ANY FUNDS ADMINISTERED OR
APPROPRIATED BY THE DORMITORY  AUTHORITY  TO  AN  ORGANIZATION  FOR  THE
PURPOSES  OF  BUILDING  UPGRADES,  APPLIANCE PURCHASES, OR OTHER CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS, SHALL BE USED TO PURCHASE ONLY ENERGY STAR  EQUIPMENT  AND
APPLIANCES, WHERE AVAILABLE.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "ENERGY STAR" SHALL MEAN
A  DESIGNATION FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OR
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY INDICATING THAT A PRODUCT MEETS  THE  ENERGY  EFFI-
CIENCY  STANDARDS SET FORTH BY THE AGENCY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE ENERGY
STAR PROGRAM.
  S 2. Section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of  1968,  constituting  the
New York state urban development corporation act, is amended by adding a
new section 16-u to read as follows:
  S  16-U.  CAPITAL  IMPROVEMENT  FUNDING.  1. ANY FUNDS ADMINISTERED OR
APPROPRIATED BY THE UPSTATE EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION  TO  AN
ORGANIZATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF BUILDING UPGRADES, APPLIANCE PURCHASES,
OR  OTHER  CAPITAL  IMPROVEMENTS,  SHALL BE USED TO PURCHASE ONLY ENERGY
STAR EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCES, WHERE AVAILABLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09631-01-1

S. 5045                             2

  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "ENERGY STAR" SHALL MEAN
A DESIGNATION FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  OR
DEPARTMENT  OF  ENERGY  INDICATING THAT A PRODUCT MEETS THE ENERGY EFFI-
CIENCY STANDARDS SET FORTH BY THE AGENCY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE  ENERGY
STAR PROGRAM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

S5045A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5831A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1680-q, Pub Auth L; add §16-v, UDC Act

S5045A - Bill Texts

view summary

Requires organizations that receive funds for capital improvements by the New York state dormitory authority and the urban development corporation to use such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances where available; defines energy star.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5045A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law and the New York state urban
development corporation act, in relation to requiring organizations that
receive funds for capital improvements by the New York state dormitory
authority and the upstate empire state development corporation to use
such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances
where available

PURPOSE:
This bill requires any organization using capital improvement
funds to purchase only Energy Star equipment and appliances.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This legislation amends the public authorities
law by adding a new section 1680-q, and amends section 1 of chapter
174 of the laws of 1968, the New York State urban development
corporation act, by adding section 16-v.

JUSTIFICATION:
Although Energy Star products are generally slightly
more expensive than non-compliant products, Energy Star products last
longer and are more efficient over the life of the appliance.
Non-energy star products' efficiency levels decrease over the life of
the machine, making these appliances more costly in the long run.

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Department of Energy and
the Environmental Protection Agency created to provide information to
consumers to allow them to make energy-efficient purchasing decisions.
The Energy Star designation is given to products that are among the
top 25% in terms of efficiency when compared with other products in
their category, Estimates have shown that purchasing Energy Star
products Can reduce an average consumer's total energy cost by as
much as one-third.

Items purchased with capital improvement funds are responsible for a
significant portion of energy consumption state wide. The universal
adoption of Energy Star compliant products proposed in this bill will
reduce long-term state spending on electricity and heating fuel while
simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the need for
imported oil.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
A.207 (2009-2010)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 5045--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,  Authorities
  and Commissions -- 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 New York state  urban
  development  corporation  act,  in relation to requiring organizations
  that receive funds for capital improvements  by  the  New  York  state
  dormitory  authority  and  the upstate empire state development corpo-
  ration to use such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and
  appliances where available

  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 1680-q to read as follows:
  S 1680-Q. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDING. 1. ANY  FUNDS  ADMINISTERED  OR
APPROPRIATED  BY  THE  DORMITORY  AUTHORITY  TO  AN ORGANIZATION FOR THE
PURPOSES OF BUILDING UPGRADES, APPLIANCE  PURCHASES,  OR  OTHER  CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS,  SHALL  BE USED TO PURCHASE ONLY ENERGY STAR EQUIPMENT AND
APPLIANCES, WHERE AVAILABLE.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "ENERGY STAR" SHALL MEAN
A DESIGNATION FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  OR
DEPARTMENT  OF  ENERGY  INDICATING THAT A PRODUCT MEETS THE ENERGY EFFI-
CIENCY STANDARDS SET FORTH BY THE AGENCY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE  ENERGY
STAR PROGRAM.
  S  2.  Section  1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968, constituting the
New York state urban development corporation act, is amended by adding a
new section 16-v to read as follows:
  S 16-V. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDING.  1.  ANY  FUNDS  ADMINISTERED  OR
APPROPRIATED  BY  THE UPSTATE EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO AN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09631-02-2

S. 5045--A                          2

ORGANIZATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF BUILDING UPGRADES, APPLIANCE PURCHASES,
OR OTHER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, SHALL BE USED  TO  PURCHASE  ONLY  ENERGY
STAR EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCES, WHERE AVAILABLE.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "ENERGY STAR" SHALL MEAN
A  DESIGNATION FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OR
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY INDICATING THAT A PRODUCT MEETS  THE  ENERGY  EFFI-
CIENCY  STANDARDS SET FORTH BY THE AGENCY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE ENERGY
STAR PROGRAM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

S5045B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5831A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1680-q, Pub Auth L; add §16-v, UDC Act

S5045B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires organizations that receive funds for capital improvements by the New York state dormitory authority and the urban development corporation to use such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances where available; defines energy star.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5045B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law and the New York state urban
development corporation act, in relation to requiring organizations that
receive funds for capital improvements by the New York state dormitory
authority and the urban development corporation to use
such funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and appliances
where available

PURPOSE:
This bill requires any organization using capital improvement funds to
purchase only Energy Star equipment and appliances.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This legislation amends the public authorities law by adding a new
section 1680-q, and amends section 1 of chapter 174 of the laws of
1968, the New York state urban development corporation act, by adding
section 16-v.

JUSTIFICATION:
Although Energy Star products are generally slightly more expensive
than non-compliant products, Energy Star products last longer and are
more efficient over the life of the appliance. Non-energy star
products' efficiency levels decrease over the life of the machine,
making these appliances more costly in the long run.

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Department of Energy and
the Environmental Protection Agency created to provide information to
consumers to allow them to make energy-efficient purchasing decisions.
The Energy Star designation is given to products that are among the
top 25% in terms of efficiency when compared with other products in
their category, Estimates have shown that purchasing Energy Star
products Can reduce an average consumer's total energy cost by as
much as one-third.

Items purchased with capital improvement funds are responsible for a
significant portion of energy consumption state wide. The universal
adoption of Energy Star compliant products proposed in this bill will
reduce long-term state spending on electricity and heating fuel
while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the need
for imported oil.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: A.207

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 5045--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, ADAMS, AVELLA, DUANE, PARKER -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Energy and Telecommunications in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- reported
  favorably from said  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Finance  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law and the New York state  urban
  development  corporation  act,  in relation to requiring organizations
  that receive funds for capital improvements  by  the  New  York  state
  dormitory  authority and the urban development corporation to use such
  funds for the purchase of energy star equipment and  appliances  where
  available

  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 1680-q to read as follows:
  S  1680-Q.  CAPITAL  IMPROVEMENT FUNDING. 1. ANY FUNDS ADMINISTERED BY
THE DORMITORY AUTHORITY TO AN ORGANIZATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF  BUILDING
UPGRADES,  APPLIANCE  PURCHASES, OR OTHER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, SHALL BE
USED TO PURCHASE ONLY ENERGY STAR EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCES, WHERE AVAIL-
ABLE.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "ENERGY STAR" SHALL MEAN
A DESIGNATION FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  OR
DEPARTMENT  OF  ENERGY  INDICATING THAT A PRODUCT MEETS THE ENERGY EFFI-
CIENCY STANDARDS SET FORTH BY THE AGENCY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE  ENERGY
STAR PROGRAM.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09631-04-2

S. 5045--B                          2

  S  2.  Section  1 of chapter 174 of the laws of 1968, constituting the
New York state urban development corporation act, is amended by adding a
new section 16-v to read as follows:
  S  16-V. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDING. 1. ANY FUNDS ADMINISTERED BY THE
CORPORATION TO AN ORGANIZATION FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  BUILDING  UPGRADES,
APPLIANCE  PURCHASES,  OR  OTHER  CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, SHALL BE USED TO
PURCHASE ONLY ENERGY STAR EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCES, WHERE AVAILABLE.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "ENERGY STAR" SHALL MEAN
A DESIGNATION FROM THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY  OR
DEPARTMENT  OF  ENERGY  INDICATING THAT A PRODUCT MEETS THE ENERGY EFFI-
CIENCY STANDARDS SET FORTH BY THE AGENCY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE  ENERGY
STAR PROGRAM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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