senate Bill S4749B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the secretary of state to establish standards for inspection and certification of green roofs and provides for a green roof installation credit

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 25, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 27, 2014 print number 4749b
amend and recommit to environmental conservation
Jan 08, 2014 referred to environmental conservation
Apr 25, 2013 print number 4749a
amend (t) and recommit to environmental conservation
Apr 22, 2013 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Mar 25, 2014 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S4749B
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Mar 25, 2014

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S4749 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §94-b, Exec L; amd §606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7046
2009-2010: A7413A

S4749 - Summary

Requires the secretary of state to establish standards for 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 credit in the amount of fifty-five percent of qualified expenditures with a credit maximum of five thousand dollars.

S4749 - Sponsor Memo

S4749 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4749

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation

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.
                                                           LBD04755-01-3

S4749A - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §94-b, Exec L; amd §606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7046
2009-2010: A7413A

S4749A - Summary

Requires the secretary of state to establish standards for 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 credit in the amount of fifty-five percent of qualified expenditures with a credit maximum of five thousand dollars.

S4749A - Sponsor Memo

S4749A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4749--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  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 installation credit

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new  section  94-b
to read as follows:
  S  94-B.  GREEN  ROOF INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION.   1. THE SECRETARY
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  MAINTE-
NANCE  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-INSTALLATION 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 COMMER-
CIAL INSTALLERS AND THE PUBLIC OF ANY PROHIBITIONS AND  RECOMMENDATIONS.
INSPECTION  AFTER INSTALLATION SHALL INCLUDE, IN ADDITION TO PRE-INSTAL-
LATION CRITERIA, THE TESTING OF RUNOFF WATER FOR  ENVIRONMENTALLY  UNAC-
CEPTABLE CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS.
  2.  THE  SECRETARY  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.
                                                           LBD04755-03-3

S4749B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §94-b, Exec L; amd §606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7046
2009-2010: A7413A

S4749B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the secretary of state to establish standards for 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 credit in the amount of fifty-five percent of qualified expenditures with a credit maximum of five thousand dollars.

S4749B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4749B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4749--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser-
  vation -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted 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  executive  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 installation credit

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

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new  section  94-b
to read as follows:
  S  94-B.  GREEN  ROOF INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION.   1. THE SECRETARY
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  MAINTE-
NANCE  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-INSTALLATION 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 COMMER-
CIAL INSTALLERS AND THE PUBLIC OF ANY PROHIBITIONS AND  RECOMMENDATIONS.
INSPECTION  AFTER INSTALLATION SHALL INCLUDE, IN ADDITION TO PRE-INSTAL-
LATION CRITERIA, THE TESTING OF RUNOFF WATER FOR  ENVIRONMENTALLY  UNAC-
CEPTABLE CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04755-04-4

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