senate Bill S223

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes state standards for energy efficient appliances, products and building design applicable to N.Y. city

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S223 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A781
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Energy Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง5-108-a, Energy L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2021, A5847
2009-2010: S4395, A623

S223 - Bill Texts

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Makes state standards for the state and its agencies for energy efficient appliances, energy-using products and new or substantially renovated building design and specifications applicable to a city of one million or more.

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BILL NUMBER:S223

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the energy law, in relation to making standards for energy
efficient appliances applicable to any city with a population of one
million or more

PURPOSE:
To require New York City to purchase new or replacement appliances
that meet minimum energy efficiency standards promulgated by the
president of the New York State Energy and Research Development
Authority.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This legislation amends Chapter 451 of the Laws of 2000 which amends
Section 5-108 of the energy law.

EXISTING LAW:
Current law requires state agencies to purchase new or replacement
appliances that meet minimum energy efficiency standards promulgated
by the president of the NYSERDA.

JUSTIFICATION:
The city of New York, which purchases its power from the New York
Power Authority (NYPA) is a major energy consumer. In order to reduce
energy use, it is critical that minimum efficiency standards be set
for New York City appliance purchases. In addition, New York City,
through its purchasing power, will influence appliance manufacturers'
efficiency standards, and will set a positive example for private
industry and consumers.

Between 1975 and 2001, a new generation of energy-efficient
refrigerators has reduced their electricity consumption by 75
percent, saving 60,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity and reducing
power plant emissions.
Constructing power plants to produce this 60,000 MW would have cost
$50 billion and would increase already high levels of power plant
emissions in the New York City area. The costs of constructing new
power plants is
astronomical in comparison to the refrigerator industry's investment
of less than $1 million to produce these more efficient refrigerators.

Similar advances have been achieved with clothes washers, windows,
fluorescent lighting, and heating and air conditioning systems.
These advances in technology provide the basis for New York State's
and New York City's future in energy efficiency programs.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:;
2005 - Referred to Energy & Telecommunications
2006 - Referred to Energy & Telecommunications
2010 - S.4395/A.623 Referred to Energy & Telecommunications
2012 - Referred to Energy and Telecommunication

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Unknown.


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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   223

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  energy law, in relation to making standards for
  energy efficient appliances applicable to any city with  a  population
  of one million or more

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 5-108-a  of  the  energy  law,  as
added by chapter 451 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  New  or replacement appliances or products purchased by or for the
state or any agency thereof, OR BY ANY CITY WITH  A  POPULATION  GREATER
THAN ONE MILLION, shall meet or exceed standards promulgated pursuant to
this  section,  and  all  building  designs  or  specifications  for new
construction or substantial renovation for any building owned or  leased
in  whole  by the state or any agency thereof, OR BY A CITY WITH A POPU-
LATION  GREATER  THAN  ONE  MILLION,  shall  incorporate  appliances  or
products which meet or exceed such standards.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00249-01-3

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