senate Bill S2057B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a small business energy assistance and advocacy services program

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Jan 13, 2014 print number 2057b
amend and recommit to commerce, economic development and small business
Jan 08, 2014 referred to commerce, economic development and small business
May 08, 2013 print number 2057a
amend and recommit to commerce, economic development and small business
Jan 10, 2013 referred to commerce, economic development and small business

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S2057 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6640B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-a, Ec Dev L; add §24-c, amd §§71 & 84, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2822, A235
2009-2010: S5942, A6766

S2057 - Summary

Establishes a small business energy assistance and advocacy services program as part of the division of small business to assist small businesses in accessing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs available through public and private sources; requires notice to be given to the division of small business prior to any rate increase; makes related provisions.

S2057 - Sponsor Memo

S2057 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2057

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
  opment and Small Business

AN ACT to amend the economic development law and the public service law,
  in relation to small business energy assistance and advocacy services

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

  Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and declares that rising ener-
gy costs present a significant barrier to the economic viability of  New
York's  small businesses, a crucial sector of the state's economy. Small
businesses can least afford the time and cost  associated  with  seeking
opportunities  to conserve energy, utilize energy efficient products and
processes and gain access to renewable sources of energy. The  viability
of small businesses and the overall economic and environmental status of
New  York  state  will  be  enhanced  by  the development, expansion and
promotion of accessible and affordable programs to  assist  small  busi-
nesses  in  energy conservation, energy efficiency, and increased use of
renewable resources, and by ensuring equitable treatment of small  busi-
nesses in the proceedings of energy-related regulatory agencies.
  The  legislature hereby establishes a small business energy assistance
and advocacy services program as part of the division for small business
within the New York state department of economic development  to  assist
small businesses in accessing energy conservation, energy efficiency and
renewable  energy programs available through public and private sources,
and to advocate for the initiation and expansion of  such  programs  and
for  equitable  treatment  of small businesses in regulatory proceedings
related to energy.
  S 2. The economic development law is amended by adding a  new  section
138-a to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03293-01-3

S. 2057                             2

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S2057A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6640B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-a, Ec Dev L; add §24-c, amd §§71 & 84, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2822, A235
2009-2010: S5942, A6766

S2057A - Summary

Establishes a small business energy assistance and advocacy services program as part of the division of small business to assist small businesses in accessing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs available through public and private sources; requires notice to be given to the division of small business prior to any rate increase; makes related provisions.

S2057A - Sponsor Memo

S2057A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2057--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LATIMER, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, MONTGOMERY, SAMPSON --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the economic development law and the public service law,
  in relation to small business energy assistance and advocacy services

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

  Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and declares that rising ener-
gy costs present a significant barrier to the economic viability of  New
York's  small businesses, a crucial sector of the state's economy. Small
businesses can least afford the time and cost  associated  with  seeking
opportunities  to conserve energy, utilize energy efficient products and
processes and gain access to renewable sources of energy. The  viability
of small businesses and the overall economic and environmental status of
New  York  state  will  be  enhanced  by  the development, expansion and
promotion of accessible and affordable programs to  assist  small  busi-
nesses  in  energy conservation, energy efficiency, and increased use of
renewable resources, and by ensuring equitable treatment of small  busi-
nesses in the proceedings of energy-related regulatory agencies.
  The  legislature hereby establishes a small business energy assistance
and advocacy services program as part of the division for small business
within the New York state department of economic development  to  assist
small businesses in accessing energy conservation, energy efficiency and
renewable  energy programs available through public and private sources,
and to advocate for the initiation and expansion of  such  programs  and
for  equitable  treatment  of small businesses in regulatory proceedings
related to energy.
  S 2. The economic development law is amended by adding a  new  section
138-a to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03293-02-3

Co-Sponsors

S2057B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6640B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-a, Ec Dev L; add §24-c, amd §§71 & 84, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2822, A235
2009-2010: S5942, A6766

S2057B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a small business energy assistance and advocacy services program as part of the division of small business to assist small businesses in accessing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs available through public and private sources; requires notice to be given to the division of small business prior to any rate increase; makes related provisions.

S2057B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2057B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2057--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LATIMER, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, MONTGOMERY, SAMPSON --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to the Committee on
  Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business 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 economic development law and the public service law,
  in relation to small business energy assistance and advocacy services

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

  Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and declares that rising ener-
gy  costs present a significant barrier to the economic viability of New
York's small businesses, a crucial sector of the state's economy.  Small
businesses  can  least  afford the time and cost associated with seeking
opportunities to conserve energy, utilize energy efficient products  and
processes  and gain access to renewable sources of energy. The viability
of small businesses and the overall economic and environmental status of
New York state will  be  enhanced  by  the  development,  expansion  and
promotion  of  accessible  and affordable programs to assist small busi-
nesses in energy conservation, energy efficiency, and increased  use  of
renewable  resources, and by ensuring equitable treatment of small busi-
nesses in the proceedings of energy-related regulatory agencies.
  The legislature hereby establishes a small business energy  assistance
and advocacy services program as part of the division for small business
within  the  New York state department of economic development to assist
small businesses in accessing energy conservation, energy efficiency and
renewable energy programs available through public and private  sources,
and  to  advocate  for the initiation and expansion of such programs and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03293-06-4

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