Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2014
committed to rules
|Jun 02, 2014
advanced to third reading
|May 29, 2014
2nd report cal.
|May 28, 2014
1st report cal.955
|Feb 27, 2014
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 08, 2014
referred to energy and telecommunications
Senate Bill S6185
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S6185 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S6185 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6185 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to certain programs of the New York state energy research and development authority PURPOSE: To ensure that the monies collected under the state's Carbon Dioxide Allowance Auction, under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) are spent are spent at appropriate levels in those counties who host carbon-intensive generating facilities and are therefore burdened by both the economic costs of the program and the potentially harmful effects of the emissions associated with those facilities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Sets forth the legislative intent. Section 2: Requires NYSERDA to track revenues associated with the purchase of carbon off-sets to their geographic origin, and sets forth requirements for minimal levels of investment in carbon abatement projects in those affected counties. Further, this section makes allowances for Municipal electric corporations, rural electric cooperatives or other public power entities that may own their own generation to create their own carbon abatement programs.
2013-S6185 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6185 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 8, 2014 ___________ 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 authorities law, in relation to certain programs of the New York state energy research and development author- ity THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds and declares that it is in the best interests of the state of New York to pursue policies that will improve air quality, reduce pollution and further the economic well-being of all of our citizens. The Carbon Diox- ide Allowance Auction Program as described in Part 507 of Title 21 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations and the Carbon Dioxide Budget Trading Program as described in Part 242 of Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations are two non-legislative programs that have been adopted by state agencies and state authorities in furtherance of the above stated policy goal. These programs collect money for the sale of carbon allowances and use that revenue to fund energy efficiency programs and other programs with the laudable goal of reducing green- house gas emissions. The legislature further declares that areas of the state that host coal plants or older natural gas or oil fired plants are most negatively impacted economically by the costs associated with the above referenced programs, which can threaten the continued operation of these plants and therefore the jobs and tax base that they represent. Even though these plants contribute the most revenue to the above referenced programs and any negative impacts on air quality would, as a result, be felt most acutely by those communities, there is currently no requirement that these programs invest any fixed percentage of their monies in those areas. Therefore, the legislature finds that it is necessary to require mini- mum levels of investment of revenues derived from the Carbon Dioxide EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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