senate Bill S3784

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to local building and planning regulations accommodations for the use of renewable and alternative energy sources

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
Feb 15, 2013 referred to local government

S3784 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §263, Town L; amd §7-704, Vil L

S3784 - Summary

Relates to local building and planning regulations accommodations for the use of renewable and alternative energy sources.

S3784 - Sponsor Memo

S3784 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3784

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the town law and the village law, in relation to requir-
  ing local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use  of
  renewable and alternative energy sources

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

  Section 1. Section 263 of the town law, as amended by chapter  602  of
the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  S  263. Purposes in view. Such regulations shall be made in accordance
with a comprehensive plan and  designed  to  lessen  congestion  in  the
streets;  to secure safety from fire, flood, panic and other dangers; to
promote health and general welfare; to provide adequate light  and  air;
to  prevent  the  overcrowding  of land; to avoid undue concentration of
population; to make provision for, so far as conditions may permit,  the
accommodation  of  [solar  energy  systems  and  equipment and access to
sunlight necessary therefor] RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES  AS  DEFINED  IN
SUBDIVISION TWELVE OF SECTION 1-103 OF THE ENERGY LAW; to facilitate the
practice  of forestry; to facilitate the adequate provision of transpor-
tation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and other  public  requirements.
Such  regulations  shall  be  made  with reasonable consideration, among
other things, as to the character of the district and its peculiar suit-
ability for particular uses, and with a view to conserving the value  of
buildings  and  encouraging  the most appropriate use of land throughout
such municipality.
  S 2. Section 7-704 of the village law, as amended by  chapter  742  of
the law of 1979, is amended to read as follows:
  S 7-704 Purposes in view. Such regulations shall be made in accordance
with  a  comprehensive  plan  and  designed  to lessen congestion in the
streets; to secure safety from fire, panic, floods and other dangers; to
promote health and the general welfare; to provide  adequate  light  and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09016-01-3

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