senate Bill S3308A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires state and local agencies to establish a priority processing procedure for the review of construction permits which meet certain energy and environmental design standards

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May 30, 2014 print number 3308c
amend and recommit to local government
Apr 30, 2014 print number 3308b
amend and recommit to local government
Mar 25, 2014 print number 3308a
amend and recommit to local government
Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
Jan 31, 2013 referred to local government

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S3308 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4117A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §859-c, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1860A, A2083A
2009-2010: S6754, A9818

S3308 - Bill Texts

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Requires state and local agencies to establish a priority processing procedure for the review of construction permits which meet certain energy and environmental design standards; defines terms; requires the implementation of such priority processing procedures on or before January 1, 2015.

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BILL NUMBER:S3308

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to requiring state and local agencies to establish a priority
processing procedure for the review of construction permits which meet
certain energy and environmental design standards

PURPOSE: This legislation would require state and local agencies to
establish a priority processing procedure for the review of
construction permits which meet certain energy and environmental
design standards.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the General Municipal Law by adding a
new Section 859-c relating to building permits, energy and
environmental design standards priority process.

JUSTIFICATION: The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) Green Building Rating System encourages and accelerates global
adoption of sustainable green building and development practices
through the creation and implementation of universally understood and
accepted tools and performance criteria. The LEED rating system offers
four certification levels for new construction -Certified, Silver,
Gold and Platinum -- that correspond to the number of credits accrued
in five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency,
energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor
environmental quality.

The Green Globes is a is a green building guidance and assessment
program that offers an effective, practical and affordable way to
advance the overall environmental performance and sustainability of
commercial buildings. Buildings that successfully complete a
third-party assessment are assigned a Green Globes rating of one to
four globes. Green Globes rated/certified buildings are intended to:
Use less energy; Conserve natural resources; and emit fewer pollutants
in the form of greenhouse gases, airborne particulates, liquid
effluents, and/or solid waste.

This legislation would require every agency (state or municipal
corporation, department, board, bureau, division, commission,
committee, public authority, public corporation, council, office or
other government entity) that issues construction permits to establish
a procedure, by January 1, 2014, for priority processing of a permit
application that meets energy and environmental design standards equal
or better to the LEED silver or two green globes rating system. No
additional costs will be required by the applicant. Such established
priority procedure does not imply or provide that any application for
a construction permit shall automatically be approved.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: A.2083-A/S.1860-A 2010: A.9818/S.6754

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 3308                                                  A. 4117

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Local Governments

AN ACT to amend the general municipal  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  state  and local agencies to establish a priority processing procedure
  for the review of construction permits which meet certain  energy  and
  environmental design standards

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

  Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 859-c to read as follows:
  S  859-C. BUILDING PERMITS, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STANDARDS;
PRIORITY PROCESS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  FOLLOWING
TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "CONSTRUCTION  PERMIT"  SHALL MEAN A PERMIT OR ANY OTHER APPROVAL
ISSUED BY A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION FOR ANY WORK NECESSARY  OR  INCIDENTAL
TO  THE  ERECTION,  DEMOLITION,  ASSEMBLING,  ALTERATION,  INSTALLING OR
EQUIPPING OF ANY BUILDING.
  (B) "ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STANDARDS" SHALL MEAN THE LEADER-
SHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (LEED)  BUILDING  RATING  SYSTEM
PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED STATES GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL, OR ANOTHER COMPA-
RABLE  STATE APPROVED, NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED, AND CONSENSUS BASED GUIDE-
LINE, STANDARD OR SYSTEM, WHICH INCLUDES BUT  IS  NOT  LIMITED  TO  MEAN
DESIGN  GUIDELINES  AND A RATING SYSTEM OR RULES FOR CONSTRUCTING BUILD-
INGS THAT INSURE SITE PLANNING, WATER EFFICIENCY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND
RENEWABLE ENERGY, CONSERVATION MATERIALS AND RESOURCES, AND INDOOR ENVI-
RONMENTAL QUALITY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01706-01-3

S. 3308                             2                            A. 4117

  (C) "APPLICANT" SHALL MEAN ANY PERMIT APPLICANT THAT IS NOT THE  STATE
GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION.
  (D)  "AGENCY"  SHALL  MEAN ANY STATE OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, DEPART-
MENT, BOARD, BUREAU, DIVISION, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, PUBLIC  AUTHORITY,
PUBLIC CORPORATION, COUNCIL, OFFICE OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY.
  2.  EVERY  AGENCY  THAT  ISSUES CONSTRUCTION PERMITS SHALL ESTABLISH A
PROCEDURE FOR PRIORITY PROCESSING OF A  PERMIT  APPLICATION  THAT  MEETS
ENERGY  AND  ENVIRONMENTAL  DESIGN STANDARDS EQUAL OR BETTER TO THE LEED
SILVER OR TWO GREEN GLOBES RATING SYSTEM. THE ESTABLISHED PRIORITY PROC-
ESSING PROCEDURE SHALL BE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE APPLICANT.   SUCH
PROCEDURE  SHALL  NOT  IMPLY  OR  PROVIDE  THAT  ANY  APPLICATION  FOR A
CONSTRUCTION PERMIT SHALL BE AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED.
  3. EACH AGENCY SHALL ESTABLISH SUCH PRIORITY PROCESSING  PROCEDURE  ON
OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

S3308A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4117A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §859-c, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1860A, A2083A
2009-2010: S6754, A9818

S3308A - Bill Texts

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Requires state and local agencies to establish a priority processing procedure for the review of construction permits which meet certain energy and environmental design standards; defines terms; requires the implementation of such priority processing procedures on or before January 1, 2015.

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BILL NUMBER:S3308A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to requiring state and local agencies to establish a priority
processing procedure for the review of construction permits which meet
certain energy and environmental design standards

PURPOSE:

This legislation would require state and local agencies to establish a
priority processing procedure for the review of construction permits
which meet certain energy and environmental design standards.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends the General Municipal Law by adding a new Section 859-c
relating to building permits, energy and environmental design
standards priority process.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green
Building Rating System encourages and accelerates global adoption of
sustainable green building and development practices through the
creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted
tools and performance criteria. The LEED rating system offers four
certification levels for new construction -Certified, Silver, Gold and
Platinum -- that correspond to the number of credits accrued in five
green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy
and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental
quality.

The Green Globes is a is a green building guidance and assessment
program that offers an effective, practical and affordable way to
advance the overall environmental performance and sustainability of
commercial buildings. Buildings that successfully complete a
third-party assessment are assigned a Green Globes rating of one to
four globes. Green Globes rated/certified buildings are intended to:
Use less energy; Conserve natural resources; and emit fewer pollutants
in the form of greenhouse gases, airborne particulates, liquid
effluents, and/or solid waste.

This legislation would require every agency (state or municipal
corporation, department, board, bureau, division, commission,
committee, public authority, public corporation, council, office or
other government entity) that issues construction permits to establish
a procedure, by January 1, 2015, for priority processing of a permit
application that meets energy and environmental design standards equal
or better to the LEED silver or two green globes rating system. No
additional costs will be required by the applicant. Such established
priority procedure does not imply or provide that any application for
a construction permit shall automatically be approved.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12: A.2083-A/S.1860-A
2010:A.9818/S.6754


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 3308--A                                            A. 4117--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment -- recommitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance
  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
  to  the Committee on Local Governments -- recommitted to the Committee
  on Local Governments in accordance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  state  and local agencies to establish a priority processing procedure
  for the review of construction permits which meet certain  energy  and
  environmental design standards

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

  Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 859-c to read as follows:
  S  859-C. BUILDING PERMITS, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STANDARDS;
PRIORITY PROCESS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  FOLLOWING
TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "CONSTRUCTION  PERMIT"  SHALL MEAN A PERMIT OR ANY OTHER APPROVAL
ISSUED BY A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION FOR ANY WORK NECESSARY  OR  INCIDENTAL
TO  THE  ERECTION,  DEMOLITION,  ASSEMBLING,  ALTERATION,  INSTALLING OR
EQUIPPING OF ANY BUILDING.
  (B) "ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STANDARDS" SHALL MEAN THE LEADER-
SHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (LEED)  BUILDING  RATING  SYSTEM
PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED STATES GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL, OR ANOTHER COMPA-
RABLE  STATE APPROVED, NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED, AND CONSENSUS BASED GUIDE-
LINE, STANDARD OR SYSTEM, WHICH INCLUDES BUT  IS  NOT  LIMITED  TO  MEAN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01706-02-4

S. 3308--A                          2                         A. 4117--A

DESIGN  GUIDELINES  AND A RATING SYSTEM OR RULES FOR CONSTRUCTING BUILD-
INGS THAT INSURE SITE PLANNING, WATER EFFICIENCY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AND
RENEWABLE ENERGY, CONSERVATION MATERIALS AND RESOURCES, AND INDOOR ENVI-
RONMENTAL QUALITY.
  (C)  "APPLICANT" SHALL MEAN ANY PERMIT APPLICANT THAT IS NOT THE STATE
GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION.
  (D) "AGENCY" SHALL MEAN ANY STATE OR  MUNICIPAL  CORPORATION,  DEPART-
MENT,  BOARD, BUREAU, DIVISION, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, PUBLIC AUTHORITY,
PUBLIC CORPORATION, COUNCIL, OFFICE OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY.
  2. EVERY AGENCY THAT ISSUES CONSTRUCTION  PERMITS  SHALL  ESTABLISH  A
PROCEDURE  FOR  PRIORITY  PROCESSING  OF A PERMIT APPLICATION THAT MEETS
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STANDARDS EQUAL OR BETTER  TO  THE  LEED
SILVER OR TWO GREEN GLOBES RATING SYSTEM. THE ESTABLISHED PRIORITY PROC-
ESSING  PROCEDURE SHALL BE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE APPLICANT.  SUCH
PROCEDURE SHALL  NOT  IMPLY  OR  PROVIDE  THAT  ANY  APPLICATION  FOR  A
CONSTRUCTION PERMIT SHALL BE AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED.
  3.  EACH  AGENCY SHALL ESTABLISH SUCH PRIORITY PROCESSING PROCEDURE ON
OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

S3308B - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4117A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §859-c, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1860A, A2083A
2009-2010: S6754, A9818

S3308B - Bill Texts

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Requires state and local agencies to establish a priority processing procedure for the review of construction permits which meet certain energy and environmental design standards; defines terms; requires the implementation of such priority processing procedures on or before January 1, 2015.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3308B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to requiring state and local agencies to establish a priority
processing procedure for the review of construction permits which meet
certain energy and environmental design standards

PURPOSE:

This legislation would require state and local agencies to establish a
priority processing procedure for the review of construction permits
which meet certain energy and environmental design standards.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends the General Municipal Law by adding a new Section 859-c
relating to building permits, energy and environmental design
standards priority process.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green
Building Rating System encourages and accelerates global adoption of
sustainable green building and development practices through the
creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted
tools and performance criteria. The LEED rating system offers four
certification levels for new construction -Certified, Silver, Gold and
Platinum -- that correspond to the number of credits accrued in five
green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy
and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental
quality.

The Green Globes is a green building guidance and assessment program
that offers an effective, practical and affordable way to advance the
overall environmental performance and sustainability of commercial
buildings. Buildings that successfully complete a third-party
assessment are assigned a Green Globes rating of one to four globes.
Green Globes rated/certified buildings are intended to: Use less
energy; Conserve natural resources; and emit fewer pollutants in the
form of greenhouse gases, airborne particulates, liquid effluents,
and/or solid waste.

This legislation would require every agency (state or municipal
corporation, department, board, bureau, division, commission,
committee, public authority, public corporation, council, office or
other government entity) that issues construction permits to establish
a procedure, by January 1, 2015, for priority processing of a permit
application that meets energy and environmental design standards equal
or better to the LEED silver or two green globes rating system. No
additional costs will be required by the applicant. Such established
priority procedure does not imply or provide that any application for
a construction permit shall automatically be approved.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2011-12 S.1860A/A.2083A;
2010 S.6754


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

    S. 3308--B                                            A. 4117--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment -- recommitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance
  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
  to  the Committee on Local Governments -- recommitted to the Committee
  on Local Governments in accordance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- again reported  from  said  committee
  with  amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  state  and local agencies to establish a priority processing procedure
  for the review of construction permits which meet certain  energy  and
  environmental design standards

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

  Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 859-c to read as follows:
  S  859-C. BUILDING PERMITS, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STANDARDS;
PRIORITY PROCESS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  FOLLOWING
TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "CONSTRUCTION  PERMIT"  SHALL MEAN A PERMIT OR ANY OTHER APPROVAL
ISSUED BY A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION FOR ANY WORK NECESSARY  OR  INCIDENTAL
TO  THE  ERECTION,  DEMOLITION,  ASSEMBLING,  ALTERATION,  INSTALLING OR
EQUIPPING OF ANY BUILDING.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01706-03-4

S. 3308--B                          2                         A. 4117--B

  (B) "ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN  STANDARDS"  SHALL  MEAN  CERTIF-
ICATION STANDARDS FOR GREEN BUILDINGS INCLUDING THE LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY
AND  ENVIRONMENTAL  DESIGN (LEED), THE GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVE'S GREEN
GLOBES RATING SYSTEM  AND  THE  NATIONAL  GREEN  BUILDING  STANDARDS  AS
APPROVED  BY  THE AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE OR SUBSTANTIALLY
EQUIVALENT STANDARDS FOR CERTIFICATION USING A SIMILAR PROGRAM FOR GREEN
BUILDINGS AS DETERMINED BY A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION.
  (C) "APPLICANT" SHALL MEAN ANY PERMIT APPLICANT THAT IS NOT THE  STATE
GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION.
  (D)  "AGENCY"  SHALL  MEAN ANY STATE OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, DEPART-
MENT, BOARD, BUREAU, DIVISION, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, PUBLIC  AUTHORITY,
PUBLIC CORPORATION, COUNCIL, OFFICE OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY.
  2.  EVERY  AGENCY  THAT  ISSUES CONSTRUCTION PERMITS SHALL ESTABLISH A
PROCEDURE FOR PRIORITY PROCESSING OF A  PERMIT  APPLICATION  THAT  MEETS
ENERGY  AND  ENVIRONMENTAL  DESIGN STANDARDS EQUAL OR BETTER TO THE LEED
SILVER, ICC-700 EMERALD OR TWO GREEN GLOBES RATING  SYSTEM.  THE  ESTAB-
LISHED  PRIORITY  PROCESSING PROCEDURE SHALL BE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO
THE APPLICANT.   SUCH PROCEDURE SHALL NOT  IMPLY  OR  PROVIDE  THAT  ANY
APPLICATION FOR A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT SHALL BE AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED.
  3.  EACH  AGENCY SHALL ESTABLISH SUCH PRIORITY PROCESSING PROCEDURE ON
OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

S3308C (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4117A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §859-c, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1860A, A2083A
2009-2010: S6754, A9818

S3308C (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires state and local agencies to establish a priority processing procedure for the review of construction permits which meet certain energy and environmental design standards; defines terms; requires the implementation of such priority processing procedures on or before January 1, 2015.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S3308C

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation
to requiring state and local agencies to establish a priority
processing procedure for the review of construction permits which meet
certain energy and environmental design standards

PURPOSE: This legislation would require state and local agencies to
establish a priority processing procedure for the review of
construction permits which meet certain energy and environmental
design standards.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the General Municipal Law by adding a
new Section 859-c relating to building permits, energy and
environmental design standards priority process.

JUSTIFICATION: The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) Green Building Rating System encourages and accelerates global
adoption of sustainable green building and development practices
through the creation and implementation of universally understood and
accepted tools and performance criteria. The LEED rating system offers
four certification levels for new construction -Certified, Silver,
Gold and Platinum -- that correspond to the number of credits accrued
in five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency,
energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor
environmental quality.

The Green Globes is a green building guidance and assessment program
that offers an effective, practical and affordable way to advance the
overall environmental performance and sustainability of commercial
buildings. Buildings that successfully complete a third-party
assessment are assigned a Green Globes rating of one to four globes.
Green Globes rated/certified buildings are intended to: Use less
energy; Conserve natural resources; and emit fewer pollutants in the
form of greenhouse gases, airborne particulates, liquid effluents,
and/or solid waste.

This legislation would require every agency (state or municipal
corporation, department, board, bureau, division, commission,
committee, public authority, public corporation, council, office or
other government entity) that issues construction permits to establish
a procedure, by January 1, 2015, for priority processing of a permit
application that meets energy and environmental design standards equal
or better to the LEED silver or two green globes rating system. No
additional costs will be required by the applicant. Such established
priority procedure does not imply or provide that any application for
a construction permit shall automatically be approved.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S.1860A/A.2083A; 2010 S.6754

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                 3308--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  state  and local agencies to establish a priority processing procedure
  for the review of construction permits which meet certain  energy  and
  environmental design standards

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

  Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 859-c to read as follows:
  S  859-C. BUILDING PERMITS, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STANDARDS;
PRIORITY PROCESS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  FOLLOWING
TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "CONSTRUCTION  PERMIT"  SHALL MEAN A PERMIT OR ANY OTHER APPROVAL
ISSUED BY A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION FOR ANY WORK NECESSARY  OR  INCIDENTAL
TO  THE  ERECTION,  DEMOLITION,  ASSEMBLING,  ALTERATION,  INSTALLING OR
EQUIPPING OF ANY BUILDING.
  (B) "ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN  STANDARDS"  SHALL  MEAN  CERTIF-
ICATION STANDARDS FOR GREEN BUILDINGS INCLUDING THE LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY
AND  ENVIRONMENTAL  DESIGN (LEED), THE GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVE'S GREEN
GLOBES RATING SYSTEM  AND  THE  NATIONAL  GREEN  BUILDING  STANDARDS  AS
APPROVED  BY  THE AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE OR SUBSTANTIALLY
EQUIVALENT STANDARDS FOR CERTIFICATION USING A SIMILAR PROGRAM FOR GREEN
BUILDINGS AS DETERMINED BY A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01706-04-4

S. 3308--C                          2

  (C) "APPLICANT" SHALL MEAN ANY PERMIT APPLICANT THAT IS NOT THE  STATE
GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION.
  (D)  "AGENCY"  SHALL  MEAN ANY STATE OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, DEPART-
MENT, BOARD, BUREAU, DIVISION, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, PUBLIC  AUTHORITY,
PUBLIC CORPORATION, COUNCIL, OFFICE OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY.
  2.  EVERY  AGENCY  THAT  ISSUES CONSTRUCTION PERMITS SHALL ESTABLISH A
PROCEDURE FOR PRIORITY PROCESSING OF A  PERMIT  APPLICATION  THAT  MEETS
ENERGY  AND  ENVIRONMENTAL  DESIGN STANDARDS EQUAL OR BETTER TO THE LEED
SILVER, ICC-700 SILVER OR TWO GREEN GLOBES  RATING  SYSTEM.  THE  ESTAB-
LISHED  PRIORITY  PROCESSING PROCEDURE SHALL BE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO
THE APPLICANT.   SUCH PROCEDURE SHALL NOT  IMPLY  OR  PROVIDE  THAT  ANY
APPLICATION FOR A CONSTRUCTION PERMIT SHALL BE AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED.
  3.  EACH  AGENCY SHALL ESTABLISH SUCH PRIORITY PROCESSING PROCEDURE ON
OR BEFORE JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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