senate Bill S2444B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to establish standards for inspection and certification of green roofs and provides for a green roof installation tax credit

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 28, 2014 print number 2444b
amend and recommit to finance
Feb 11, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Feb 06, 2014 print number 2444a
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Apr 16, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 17, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

Bill Amendments

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S2444 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A628A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-0308, En Con L; amd §606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7051A, A578A
2009-2010: S863, A1803

S2444 - Summary

Requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to establish standards for and a program of inspection and certification of green roofs prior to and after installation, including standards for environmentally acceptable chemical fertilizers and the testing of runoff water for evidence of such fertilizers; further establishes a green roof installation tax credit in the amount of fifty-five percent of qualified expenditures with a credit maximum of five thousand dollars.

S2444 - Sponsor Memo

S2444 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2444

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to  pre-
  installation  review and certification of green roof materials; and to
  amend the tax law, in relation to establishing a green roof  installa-
  tion credit

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

  Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
new section 3-0308 to read as follows:
S 3-0308. GREEN ROOF INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION.
  1.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO EVALUATE
AND SET  STANDARDS  FOR  THE  PLANT  MATERIAL  UTILIZED  IN  GREEN  ROOF
CONSTRUCTION  IN  THE  STATE AND FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE CHEMICAL
FERTILIZERS USED IN THE MAINTENANCE OF GREEN ROOFS.  SUCH PROGRAM  SHALL
INCLUDE  CRITERIA  FOR  INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION OF GREEN ROOF PLANS
PRIOR TO INSTALLATION AND INSPECTION AFTER INSTALLATION.  SUCH  PRE-INS-
TALLATION  CRITERIA  FOR CERTIFICATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED
TO:  HEIGHT, GROWTH RATE, DROUGHT TOLERANCE, ROOT SYSTEMS, IRRIGATION OR
NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS, PRODUCTION OF  SEEDS
LIKELY TO INVADE NEARBY LANDSCAPES, GENERATION OF ALLERGENS AND REMEDIAL
AIR  FILTRATION.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO INFORM
COMMERCIAL INSTALLERS AND THE PUBLIC OF ANY PROHIBITIONS AND RECOMMENDA-
TIONS.   INSPECTION AFTER INSTALLATION SHALL  INCLUDE,  IN  ADDITION  TO
PRE-INSTALLATION  CRITERIA,  THE  TESTING  OF  RUNOFF WATER FOR ENVIRON-
MENTALLY UNACCEPTABLE CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER MAY DELEGATE TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL OF COUNTY  AND
CITY  BUILDING  INSPECTORS  HIS  OR HER DUTIES OF REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF
PLANS AND ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATION REQUIRED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF  THIS
SECTION, SUBJECT TO SUCH CONDITIONS AS HE OR SHE MAY ESTABLISH.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02640-01-3

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S2444A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A628A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-0308, En Con L; amd §606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7051A, A578A
2009-2010: S863, A1803

S2444A - Summary

Requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to establish standards for and a program of inspection and certification of green roofs prior to and after installation, including standards for environmentally acceptable chemical fertilizers and the testing of runoff water for evidence of such fertilizers; further establishes a green roof installation tax credit in the amount of fifty-five percent of qualified expenditures with a credit maximum of five thousand dollars.

S2444A - Sponsor Memo

S2444A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2444--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN, BALL, ESPAILLAT, HOYLMAN, LATIMER, PARKER,
  VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Environmental Conservation -- recommit-
  ted to the Committee on Environmental Conservation 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 environmental conservation law, in relation to  pre-
  installation  review and certification of green roof materials; and to
  amend the tax law, in relation to establishing a green roof  installa-
  tion credit

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

  Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
new section 3-0308 to read as follows:
S 3-0308. GREEN ROOF INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION.
  1.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO EVALUATE
AND SET  STANDARDS  FOR  THE  PLANT  MATERIAL  UTILIZED  IN  GREEN  ROOF
CONSTRUCTION  IN  THE  STATE AND FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE CHEMICAL
FERTILIZERS USED IN THE MAINTENANCE OF GREEN ROOFS.  SUCH PROGRAM  SHALL
INCLUDE  CRITERIA  FOR  INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION OF GREEN ROOF PLANS
PRIOR TO INSTALLATION AND INSPECTION AFTER INSTALLATION.  SUCH  PRE-INS-
TALLATION  CRITERIA  FOR CERTIFICATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED
TO:  HEIGHT, GROWTH RATE, DROUGHT TOLERANCE, ROOT SYSTEMS, IRRIGATION OR
NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS, PRODUCTION OF  SEEDS
LIKELY TO INVADE NEARBY LANDSCAPES, GENERATION OF ALLERGENS AND REMEDIAL
AIR  FILTRATION.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO INFORM
COMMERCIAL INSTALLERS AND THE PUBLIC OF ANY PROHIBITIONS AND RECOMMENDA-
TIONS.   INSPECTION AFTER INSTALLATION SHALL  INCLUDE,  IN  ADDITION  TO
PRE-INSTALLATION  CRITERIA,  THE  TESTING  OF  RUNOFF WATER FOR ENVIRON-
MENTALLY UNACCEPTABLE CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02640-02-4

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S2444B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A628A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-0308, En Con L; amd §606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7051A, A578A
2009-2010: S863, A1803

S2444B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to establish standards for and a program of inspection and certification of green roofs prior to and after installation, including standards for environmentally acceptable chemical fertilizers and the testing of runoff water for evidence of such fertilizers; further establishes a green roof installation tax credit in the amount of fifty-five percent of qualified expenditures with a credit maximum of five thousand dollars.

S2444B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2444B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2444--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN, AVELLA, BALL, ESPAILLAT, HOYLMAN, LATIMER,
  PARKER, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conservation --  recom-
  mitted  to  the  Committee on Environmental Conservation in accordance
  with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  reported favorably from said committee and committed to the  Committee
  on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to pre-
  installation review and certification of green roof materials; and  to
  amend  the tax law, in relation to establishing a green roof installa-
  tion credit

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

  Section  1.  The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a
new section 3-0308 to read as follows:
S 3-0308. GREEN ROOF PROGRAM, INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION.
  1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  DEVELOP  STANDARDS  FOR  THE  CONSTRUCTION,
INSTALLATION  AND  CERTIFICATION OF GREEN ROOFS THAT CAN BE ELIGIBLE FOR
THE GREEN ROOF INSTALLATION  PERSONAL  INCOME  TAX  CREDIT  PURSUANT  TO
SUBSECTION  (U)  OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIX OF THE TAX LAW.  SUCH STAND-
ARDS SHALL INCLUDE CRITERIA FOR INSPECTION AND  CERTIFICATION  OF  GREEN
ROOF PLANS PRIOR TO INSTALLATION AND INSPECTION AFTER SUCH INSTALLATION.
SUCH PRE-INSTALLATION CRITERIA FOR CERTIFICATION MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE
LIMITED  TO:   PLANT GROWTH RATE AND DROUGHT TOLERANCE, APPROPRIATE ROOT
SYSTEMS FOR SUCH GREEN ROOFS, APPROPRIATE PLANT IRRIGATION,  NUTRITIONAL
AND  MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS, POTENTIAL GENERATION OF ALLERGENS AND THE
POSSIBLE NEED FOR REMEDIAL INDOOR AIR  FILTRATION  TO  THE  SUBJECT  AND
ADJACENT BUILDINGS.  INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION AFTER INSTALLATION MAY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02640-04-4

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