Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014
referred to energy and telecommunications
|Jun 21, 2013
committed to rules
|Apr 22, 2013
advanced to third reading
|Apr 17, 2013
2nd report cal.
|Apr 16, 2013
1st report cal.309
|Feb 27, 2013
reported and committed to finance
|Feb 07, 2013
referred to energy and telecommunications
Senate Bill S3640
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S3640 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S3640 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3640 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the bulk electricity purchasing program PURPOSE: The bulk purchasing would create additional opportunities for overall energy cost-savings. OGS currently uses bulk purchasing of gaso- line and heating fuel to provide cost savings for the State. localities and schools. This bill would allow for the bulk purchasing of electric- ity. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 204 to the Executive Law to create the Bulk Electricity Purchasing Program to be administered by the Commissioner of the Office of General Services (OGS) working in cooper- ation with governmental and non-governmental organizations. The bulk fuel purchasing program will be available on a voluntary basis to State agencies, municipalities and school districts. JUSTIFICATION: According to a survey by the New York State Association of School Business Officials and the New York State Association for Superintendents of School Buildings and Grounds, if energy prices remain at their current levels, many school districts in New York expect to see shortfalls in their budgets. Giving, OGS the authority to bulk purchase electricity would create additional opportunities for overall energy cost-savings for school districts as well as State and its agencies, and localities.
2013-S3640 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3640 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 7, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. O'MARA, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the bulk electricity purchasing program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 204 to read as follows: S 204. BULK ELECTRICITY PURCHASING PROGRAM. 1. THE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES, ACTING IN COOPERATION WITH SUCH OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AS IT MAY DEEM NECESSARY, SHALL ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT EITHER A SINGLE STATEWIDE BULK ELECTRICITY PURCHASING PROGRAM OR, UTILIZING SUCH GOVERNMENTAL OR NON-GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES AS MAY BE NECESSARY, ONE OR MORE REGIONAL BULK FUEL PURCHASING PROGRAMS AS MAY BE NEEDED. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL: A. BE AVAILABLE ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS TO MUNICIPALITIES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS; B. PROVIDE FOR THE PURCHASE BY MAY FIRST OF EACH YEAR, AT A BULK RATE, OF SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES OF ELECTRICITY FOR THE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS OF THE STATE AND FOR ALL PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITIES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE AMOUNT EXPECTED TO BE NECESSARY FOR THE COVERED PERIOD; C. PROVIDE FOR MAINTENANCE RELATED SERVICE, BY THE SUPPLIER OR DISTRIBUTOR OF THE ELECTRICITY; D. PROVIDE THAT THE SUPPLIER OR DISTRIBUTOR OF THE ELECTRICITY SHALL DELIVER SAID FUELS TO THE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS OF THE STATE AND TO THE PARTICIPATING MUNICIPALITIES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS ON A REGULAR SCHE- DULE AS WELL AS ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS. 2. THE OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES, IN ESTABLISHING AND IMPLEMENTING A BULK ELECTRICITY PURCHASING PROGRAM, SHALL ENSURE THAT: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08541-01-3
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