senate Bill S1081A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides grants and low interest loans to dairy farms who make energy efficient improvements

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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Jun 03, 2014 referred to economic development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.929
Jan 27, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2014 print number 1081b
amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 08, 2014 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 29, 2013 referred to economic development
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 20, 2013 amended on third reading 1081a
Apr 22, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 17, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 16, 2013 1st report cal.303
Feb 04, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Votes

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May 28, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S1081B
36
1
committee
36
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 27, 2014 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S1081B
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 27, 2014

Apr 16, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S1081
35
0
committee
35
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 4, 2013 - Corporations, Authorities and Commissions committee Vote

S1081
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 4, 2013

Bill Amendments

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B (Active)
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Co-Sponsors

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S1081 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4021A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Add §16-w, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3126A, A5145A
2009-2010: S5429, A7880

S1081 - Bill Texts

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Creates the dairy farm improved energy efficiency program; provides grants and low interest loans to dairy farms who make energy efficient improvements.

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BILL NUMBER:S1081

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
relation to creating the dairy farm improved energy efficiency program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Assist dairy farms with high efficiency lighting, high efficiency
pumping and cooling equipment, and other energy management systems.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

This bill would establish a dairy farm improved energy efficiency loan
fund to provide grants and low interest loans to dairy farms for
energy efficiency projects and advanced energy technologies.

JUSTIFICATION:

Family farms are struggling with depressed wholesale milk prices.
State policymakers need to provide low-cost tools to farmers to help
them become more efficient and reduce the cost of, doing business.
This financing program could provide those advantages. Advancing new
technologies will also help to accelerate the development of the
energy services industry and help to make farms more energy
efficient, thus providing new and expanded job opportunities for New
Yorkers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2005-2006: A.8096/S.6816
2007-2008: A.10238/S.3235A
2009-2010: S.2880/S.5429
2011-2012: S.3136A/A.5145A; Referred to Economic Development

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Subject to appropriations.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately upon enactment of the bill into law.

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

                                  1081

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, GALLIVAN, GRISANTI, LARKIN, SEWARD -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
  relation to creating the dairy farm improved energy efficiency program

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings.   The legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that  due to their remote locations at the end of the electric
grid infrastructure, farms are more difficult  to  service  by  electric
utilities.    Strengthening  the  energy systems of individual farms and
developing micro-grids in remote areas will enhance  the  overall  reli-
ability  of  the  electric  system.   The legislature further finds that
assisting dairy farms with high  efficiency  lighting,  high  efficiency
pumping and cooling equipment, and other energy management systems, will
result  in  significant  energy  savings and increased milk yields.  The
legislature hereby declares that providing low  cost  tools  to  farmers
will  help  them  become  more  efficient and reduce their cost of doing
business.  Advancing new technologies will also help to  accelerate  the
development  of  the  energy  services  industry, thus providing new and
expanded job opportunities for New Yorkers.
  Therefore, the legislature seeks to provide funds to encourage  energy
efficient dairy farms through grants and low interest loans for approved
projects to stimulate the New York state dairy industry.
  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. DAIRY FARM IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY  PROGRAM.    1.    DEFI-
NITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02257-01-3

S. 1081                             2

  (A) "AUTHORITY" SHALL MEAN THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH DEVELOP-
MENT AUTHORITY.
  (B)  "LOAN  FUND"  SHALL REFER TO THE DAIRY FARM IMPROVED ENERGY EFFI-
CIENCY LOAN FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  2. (A) THE CORPORATION, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF  THE  AUTHORITY,  SHALL
ESTABLISH  A  DAIRY FARM IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY LOAN FUND TO PROVIDE
GRANTS AND LOW INTEREST LOANS  TO  DAIRY  FARMS  FOR  ENERGY  EFFICIENCY
PROJECTS AND ADVANCED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES.
  (B)  IN  ORDER  TO  BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS LOAN PROGRAM, A
DAIRY FARM MUST HAVE AN ENERGY AUDIT PROVIDED  THROUGH  THE  AUTHORITY'S
ENERGY AUDIT PROGRAM THAT HELPS CUSTOMERS MAKE INFORMED ELECTRICAL ENER-
GY DECISIONS AND IMPLEMENT ENERGY EFFICIENCY STRATEGIES.
  3. (A) THE CORPORATION SHALL, WITHIN AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS, PROVIDE
FINANCIAL,  TECHNICAL OR OTHER ASSISTANCE FROM THE LOAN FUND TO ELIGIBLE
DAIRY FARMS.
  (B) THE CORPORATION IS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE GRANTS AND  LOW  INTEREST
LOANS  FROM  THE LOAN FUND FOR ELIGIBLE IMPROVEMENTS TO DAIRY FARMS.  TO
BE ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH GRANTS AND LOANS, A DAIRY FARM  SHALL  IDENTIFY  AN
ELIGIBLE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AND PROVIDE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION.
  (C)  GRANTS  OR  LOANS  PROVIDED  BY  THE CORPORATION MAY BE UP TO ONE
HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  4. ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS ELIGIBLE FOR GRANTS OR LOW  INTEREST
LOANS THROUGH THE LOAN FUND SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (A)  PRE-QUALIFIED MEASURES THAT ARE PROVEN COST EFFECTIVE INVESTMENTS
WHICH REDUCE ENERGY USE;
  (B) CUSTOM MEASURES THAT PAY  FOR  THEMSELVES  IN  TEN  YEARS  THROUGH
REDUCED ENERGY USE;
  (C)  PROCESS IMPROVEMENT MEASURES THAT REDUCE MANUFACTURING ENERGY USE
ON A COST-PER-UNIT BASIS; AND
  (D) RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES THAT USE THE SUN, WIND, ANAEROBIC DIGESTION
OF ANIMAL WASTES OR OTHER APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES TO GENERATE  HEAT  OR
POWER.
  5.  APPLICATIONS  FOR  ASSISTANCE  PURSUANT  TO  THIS SECTION SHALL BE
REVIEWED AND EVALUATED  BY  THE  CORPORATION  IN  COOPERATION  WITH  THE
AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND CRITERIA SET FORTH IN
THE RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE CORPORATION.
  6.  THE  CORPORATION  AND THE AUTHORITY SHALL SUBMIT AN ANNUAL WRITTEN
REPORT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE
SENATE IDENTIFYING THE NUMBER OF DAIRY FARMS ASSISTED THROUGH  THE  LOAN
FUND  PROGRAM, AND THE TYPES OF IMPROVEMENTS IMPLEMENTED AND ENERGY COST
SAVINGS AND ANY OTHER BENEFITS REALIZED BY THE DAIRY FARMS  ASSISTED  BY
THIS PROGRAM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

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S1081A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4021A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Add §16-w, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3126A, A5145A
2009-2010: S5429, A7880

S1081A - Bill Texts

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Creates the dairy farm improved energy efficiency program; provides grants and low interest loans to dairy farms who make energy efficient improvements.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S1081A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York state urban development
corporation act, in relation to creating the dairy farm improved
energy efficiency program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Assist dairy farms with high efficiency lighting, high efficiency
pumping and cooling equipment, and other energy management systems.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

This bill would establish a dairy farm improved energy efficiency loan
fund to provide grants and low interest loans to dairy farms for
energy efficiency projects and advanced energy technologies.

JUSTIFICATION:

Family farms are struggling with depressed wholesale milk prices.
State policymakers need to provide low-cost tools to farmers to help
them become more efficient and reduce the cost of, doing business.
This financing program could provide those advantages. Advancing new
technologies will also help to accelerate the development of the
energy services industry and help to make farms more energy efficient,
thus providing new and expanded job opportunities for New Yorkers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2005-2006: A.8096/S.6816
2007-2008: A.10238/S.3235A
2009-2010: S.2880/S.5429
2011-2012: S.3136A/A.5145A; Referred to Economic Development

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Subject to appropriations.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately upon enactment of the bill into law.

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

                                 1081--A
    Cal. No. 303

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  GALLIVAN,  GRISANTI,  LARKIN,  O'BRIEN,
  O'MARA, RITCHIE, SAVINO, SEWARD,  YOUNG  --  read  twice  and  ordered
  printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corpo-
  rations, Authorities and Commissions -- reported favorably  from  said
  committee,  ordered  to  first  and  second report, ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the New York state urban development corporation act, in
  relation to creating the dairy farm improved energy efficiency program

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings.   The legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that  due to their remote locations at the end of the electric
grid infrastructure, farms are more difficult  to  service  by  electric
utilities.    Strengthening  the  energy systems of individual farms and
developing micro-grids in remote areas will enhance  the  overall  reli-
ability  of  the  electric  system.   The legislature further finds that
assisting dairy farms with high  efficiency  lighting,  high  efficiency
pumping and cooling equipment, and other energy management systems, will
result  in  significant  energy  savings and increased milk yields.  The
legislature hereby declares that providing low  cost  tools  to  farmers
will  help  them  become  more  efficient and reduce their cost of doing
business.  Advancing new technologies will also help to  accelerate  the
development  of  the  energy  services  industry, thus providing new and
expanded job opportunities for New Yorkers.
  Therefore, the legislature seeks to provide funds to encourage  energy
efficient dairy farms through grants and low interest loans for approved
projects to stimulate the New York state dairy industry.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02257-02-3

S. 1081--A                          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-w to read as follows:
  S  16-W.  DAIRY  FARM  IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM.   1.  DEFI-
NITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "AUTHORITY" SHALL MEAN THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH DEVELOP-
MENT AUTHORITY.
  (B) "LOAN FUND" SHALL REFER TO THE DAIRY FARM  IMPROVED  ENERGY  EFFI-
CIENCY LOAN FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  2.  (A)  THE  CORPORATION, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE AUTHORITY, SHALL
ESTABLISH A DAIRY FARM IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY LOAN FUND  TO  PROVIDE
GRANTS  AND  LOW  INTEREST  LOANS  TO  DAIRY FARMS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY
PROJECTS AND ADVANCED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES.
  (B) IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN  THIS  LOAN  PROGRAM,  A
DAIRY  FARM  MUST  HAVE AN ENERGY AUDIT PROVIDED THROUGH THE AUTHORITY'S
ENERGY AUDIT PROGRAM THAT HELPS CUSTOMERS MAKE INFORMED ELECTRICAL ENER-
GY DECISIONS AND IMPLEMENT ENERGY EFFICIENCY STRATEGIES.
  3. (A) THE CORPORATION SHALL, WITHIN AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS, PROVIDE
FINANCIAL, TECHNICAL OR OTHER ASSISTANCE FROM THE LOAN FUND TO  ELIGIBLE
DAIRY FARMS.
  (B)  THE  CORPORATION IS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE GRANTS AND LOW INTEREST
LOANS FROM THE LOAN FUND FOR ELIGIBLE IMPROVEMENTS TO DAIRY FARMS.    TO
BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR  SUCH GRANTS AND LOANS, A DAIRY FARM SHALL IDENTIFY AN
ELIGIBLE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AND PROVIDE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION.
  (C) GRANTS OR LOANS PROVIDED BY THE  CORPORATION  MAY  BE  UP  TO  ONE
HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  4.  ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS ELIGIBLE FOR GRANTS OR LOW INTEREST
LOANS THROUGH THE LOAN FUND SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (A) PRE-QUALIFIED MEASURES THAT ARE PROVEN COST EFFECTIVE  INVESTMENTS
WHICH REDUCE ENERGY USE;
  (B)  CUSTOM  MEASURES  THAT  PAY  FOR  THEMSELVES IN TEN YEARS THROUGH
REDUCED ENERGY USE;
  (C) PROCESS IMPROVEMENT MEASURES THAT REDUCE MANUFACTURING ENERGY  USE
ON A COST-PER-UNIT BASIS; AND
  (D) RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES THAT USE THE SUN, WIND, ANAEROBIC DIGESTION
OF  ANIMAL  WASTES OR OTHER APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES TO GENERATE HEAT OR
POWER.
  5. APPLICATIONS FOR ASSISTANCE  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE
REVIEWED  AND  EVALUATED  BY  THE  CORPORATION  IN  COOPERATION WITH THE
AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND CRITERIA SET FORTH IN
THE RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE CORPORATION.
  6. THE CORPORATION AND THE AUTHORITY SHALL SUBMIT  AN  ANNUAL  WRITTEN
REPORT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE
SENATE  IDENTIFYING  THE NUMBER OF DAIRY FARMS ASSISTED THROUGH THE LOAN
FUND PROGRAM, AND THE TYPES OF IMPROVEMENTS IMPLEMENTED AND ENERGY  COST
SAVINGS  AND  ANY OTHER BENEFITS REALIZED BY THE DAIRY FARMS ASSISTED BY
THIS PROGRAM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

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S1081B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4021A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
New York State Urban Development Corporation Act
Laws Affected:
Add §16-w, UDC Act
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3126A, A5145A
2009-2010: S5429, A7880

S1081B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Creates the dairy farm improved energy efficiency program; provides grants and low interest loans to dairy farms who make energy efficient improvements.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S1081B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the New York state urban development
corporation act, in relation to creating the dairy farm improved
energy efficiency program

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Assist dairy farms with high
efficiency lighting, high efficiency pumping and cooling equipment,
and other energy management systems.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would establish a dairy
farm improved energy efficiency loan fund to provide grants and low
interest loans to dairy farms for energy efficiency projects and
advanced energy technologies.

JUSTIFICATION: Family farms are struggling with depressed wholesale
milk prices. State policymakers need to provide low-cost tools to
farmers to help them become more efficient and reduce the cost of,
doing business. This financing program could provide those
advantages. Advancing new technologies will also help to accelerate
the development of the energy services industry and help to make farms
more energy efficient, thus providing new and expanded job
opportunities for New Yorkers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2005-2006: A.8096/S.6816 2007-2008:
A.10238/S.3235A 2009-2010: S.2880/S.5429 2011-2012: S.3136A/A.5145A;
Referred to Economic Development

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Subject to appropriations.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately upon enactment of the bill into law.

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

                                 1081--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MAZIARZ,  GALLIVAN,  GRISANTI, LARKIN, MARCHIONE,
  O'BRIEN, O'MARA, RITCHIE, SAVINO, SEWARD, TKACZYK, YOUNG -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Corporations, Authorities and  Commissions  --  reported  favorably
  from  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a
  third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its  place  in
  the  order  of third reading -- recommitted to the Committee on Corpo-
  rations, Authorities and Commissions 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 New York state urban development corporation act, in
  relation to creating the dairy farm improved energy efficiency program

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings.   The legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that  due to their remote locations at the end of the electric
grid infrastructure, farms are more difficult  to  service  by  electric
utilities.    Strengthening  the  energy systems of individual farms and
developing micro-grids in remote areas will enhance  the  overall  reli-
ability  of  the  electric  system.   The legislature further finds that
assisting dairy farms with high  efficiency  lighting,  high  efficiency
pumping and cooling equipment, and other energy management systems, will
result  in  significant  energy  savings and increased milk yields.  The
legislature hereby declares that providing low cost tools  and  programs
to  farmers  will  help farm operations become more efficient and reduce
their cost of doing business.  Advancing new technologies will also help
to accelerate the development of  the  energy  services  industry,  thus
providing new and expanded job opportunities for New Yorkers.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02257-04-3

S. 1081--B                          2

  Therefore,  the legislature seeks to provide funds to encourage energy
efficient dairy farms through grants and low interest loans for approved
projects to stimulate the New York state dairy industry.
  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-w to read as follows:
  S 16-W. DAIRY FARM IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY  PROGRAM.    1.    DEFI-
NITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION:
  (A) "AUTHORITY" SHALL MEAN THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH DEVELOP-
MENT AUTHORITY.
  (B)  "LOAN  FUND"  SHALL REFER TO THE DAIRY FARM IMPROVED ENERGY EFFI-
CIENCY LOAN FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  2. (A) THE CORPORATION, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF  THE  AUTHORITY,  SHALL
ESTABLISH  A  DAIRY FARM IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY LOAN FUND TO PROVIDE
GRANTS AND LOW INTEREST LOANS  TO  DAIRY  FARMS  FOR  ENERGY  EFFICIENCY
PROJECTS AND ADVANCED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES.
  (B)  IN  ORDER  TO  BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS LOAN PROGRAM, A
DAIRY FARM MUST HAVE AN ENERGY AUDIT PROVIDED  THROUGH  THE  AUTHORITY'S
ENERGY AUDIT PROGRAM THAT HELPS CUSTOMERS MAKE INFORMED ELECTRICAL ENER-
GY DECISIONS AND IMPLEMENT ENERGY EFFICIENCY STRATEGIES.
  3. (A) THE CORPORATION SHALL, WITHIN AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS, PROVIDE
FINANCIAL,  TECHNICAL OR OTHER ASSISTANCE FROM THE LOAN FUND TO ELIGIBLE
DAIRY FARMS.
  (B) THE CORPORATION IS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE GRANTS AND  LOW  INTEREST
LOANS  FROM  THE LOAN FUND FOR ELIGIBLE IMPROVEMENTS TO DAIRY FARMS.  TO
BE ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH GRANTS AND LOANS, A DAIRY FARM  SHALL  IDENTIFY  AN
ELIGIBLE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AND PROVIDE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION.
  (C)  GRANTS  OR  LOANS  PROVIDED  BY  THE CORPORATION MAY BE UP TO ONE
HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  4. ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS ELIGIBLE FOR GRANTS OR LOW  INTEREST
LOANS THROUGH THE LOAN FUND SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (A)  PRE-QUALIFIED MEASURES THAT ARE PROVEN COST EFFECTIVE INVESTMENTS
WHICH REDUCE ENERGY USE;
  (B) CUSTOM MEASURES THAT PAY  FOR  THEMSELVES  IN  TEN  YEARS  THROUGH
REDUCED ENERGY USE;
  (C)  PROCESS IMPROVEMENT MEASURES THAT REDUCE MANUFACTURING ENERGY USE
ON A COST-PER-UNIT BASIS; AND
  (D) RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES THAT USE THE SUN, WIND, ANAEROBIC DIGESTION
OF ANIMAL WASTES OR OTHER APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES TO GENERATE  HEAT  OR
POWER.
  5.  APPLICATIONS  FOR  ASSISTANCE  PURSUANT  TO  THIS SECTION SHALL BE
REVIEWED AND EVALUATED  BY  THE  CORPORATION  IN  COOPERATION  WITH  THE
AUTHORITY PURSUANT TO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND CRITERIA SET FORTH IN
THE RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE CORPORATION.
  6.  THE  CORPORATION  AND THE AUTHORITY SHALL SUBMIT AN ANNUAL WRITTEN
REPORT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE
SENATE IDENTIFYING THE NUMBER OF DAIRY FARMS ASSISTED THROUGH  THE  LOAN
FUND  PROGRAM, AND THE TYPES OF IMPROVEMENTS IMPLEMENTED AND ENERGY COST
SAVINGS AND ANY OTHER BENEFITS REALIZED BY THE DAIRY FARMS  ASSISTED  BY
THIS PROGRAM.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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