senate Bill S5536A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the expansion of natural gas service in this state

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Jun 09, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2014 1st report cal.1077
Feb 10, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 14, 2014 print number 5536c
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 09, 2014 print number 5536b
amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 08, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 10, 2013 referred to energy
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 04, 2013 ordered to third reading cal.1037
reported and committed to rules
May 23, 2013 print number 5536a
amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
May 16, 2013 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Jun 2, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S5536C
28
3
committee
28
Aye
3
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 10, 2014 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S5536C
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 10, 2014

Jun 4, 2013 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S5536A
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Jun 4, 2013

aye wr (1)

Jun 4, 2013 - Rules committee Vote

S5536A
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S5536 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7900
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§27 & 18-d, Pub Serv L; add §143, Pub Bldg L; add §§485-r & 485-q, RPT L; amd §§1001 & 1010, add §1005-b, Pub Auth L

S5536 - Summary

Enacts provisions to provide for and assist in the expansion of natural gas service in this state for environmental and economic benefit.

S5536 - Sponsor Memo

S5536 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5536

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend the public service law, the public buildings law, the
  state finance law, the tax law, the real  property  tax  law  and  the
  public  authorities  law,  in  relation  to  expansion  of natural gas
  service

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that the
expansion of natural gas service for heating purposes has multiple bene-
fits to New Yorkers, including a reduction in pollution with the result-
ant health benefits from the conversion to  a  cleaner  fuel,  increased
economic  activity with the creation of jobs necessary to expand natural
gas service, energy cost savings to consumers, and an increase in energy
efficiency particularly through the use of natural gas for water heating
versus electric or propane.
  Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel.  It  has  a  positive
impact  on  the  environment  by cutting emissions of particulate matter
emitted by heating oils. These emissions have been linked to  heart  and
lung  conditions  and  contribute to asthma rates, particularly in urban
areas. There are greater annual emissions reductions  from  natural  gas
conversion  than  the  use  of  solar.  Without expansion of natural gas
service there are limited opportunities for  conversion  to  clean  heat
from  oil  and  propane.  There  are  approximately  550,000 residential
customers in New York State that currently  burn  other  fuels  who  are
located near natural gas service.
  Natural  gas prices are at a low point and the availability of natural
gas eliminates any reliability issue. Savings in heating  costs  through
natural  gas  conversion  will result in increased disposable income for
consumers. It also creates a positive incentive  for  manufacturers  and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11148-01-3

Co-Sponsors

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S5536A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7900
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§27 & 18-d, Pub Serv L; add §143, Pub Bldg L; add §§485-r & 485-q, RPT L; amd §§1001 & 1010, add §1005-b, Pub Auth L

S5536A - Summary

Enacts provisions to provide for and assist in the expansion of natural gas service in this state for environmental and economic benefit.

S5536A - Sponsor Memo

S5536A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5536--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public service law, the public  buildings  law,  the
  real  property  tax law and the public authorities law, in relation to
  expansion of natural gas service

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

  Section  1.  Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that the
extension of natural gas lines within the state has multiple benefits to
New Yorkers, including a  reduction  in  pollution  with  the  resultant
health  benefits,  increased economic activity with the creation of jobs
through improved energy infrastructure, energy cost savings  to  consum-
ers, and improved energy efficiency.
  Natural  gas  is  the  cleanest burning fossil fuel. It has a positive
impact on the environment by cutting emissions  of  particulate  matter.
These  emissions  have  been  linked  to  heart  and lung conditions and
contribute to asthma rates, particularly in urban areas.
  Natural gas prices are at a low point and  will  result  in  increased
disposable  income for consumers and improved operational efficiency for
business. Extending the state's natural  gas  line  infrastructure  will
create a positive business environment for manufacturers and other busi-
nesses  that  are  looking  to stabilize their energy costs. Natural gas
line extensions will spur economic development in  the  business  sector
and create jobs.
  This  legislation  will  have  the  effect  of  protecting the state's
natural resources, including protecting its atmosphere  from  pollution,
while  at  the same time stimulating the development of new jobs and the
economy.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11148-03-3

Co-Sponsors

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S5536B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7900
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§27 & 18-d, Pub Serv L; add §143, Pub Bldg L; add §§485-r & 485-q, RPT L; amd §§1001 & 1010, add §1005-b, Pub Auth L

S5536B - Summary

Enacts provisions to provide for and assist in the expansion of natural gas service in this state for environmental and economic benefit.

S5536B - Sponsor Memo

S5536B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5536--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, BALL, DeFRANCISCO, GRISANTI, LARKIN, PARK-
  ER, RITCHIE, SAMPSON -- read  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
  cations -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted to the
  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications 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 public service law, the public  buildings  law,  the
  real  property  tax law and the public authorities law, in relation to
  expansion of natural gas service

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares that the extension of natural gas lines within  the  state  has
multiple  benefits  to  New  Yorkers, including a reduction in pollution
with the resultant health benefits, increased economic activity with the
creation of jobs through improved  energy  infrastructure,  energy  cost
savings to consumers, and improved energy efficiency.
  Natural  gas  is  the  cleanest burning fossil fuel. It has a positive
impact on the environment by cutting emissions  of  particulate  matter.
These  emissions  have  been  linked  to  heart  and lung conditions and
contribute to asthma rates, particularly in urban areas.
  Natural gas prices are at a low point and  will  result  in  increased
disposable  income for consumers and improved operational efficiency for
business. Extending the state's natural  gas  line  infrastructure  will
create a positive business environment for manufacturers and other busi-
nesses  that  are  looking  to stabilize their energy costs. Natural gas
line extensions will spur economic development in  the  business  sector
and create jobs.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11148-05-3

Co-Sponsors

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S5536C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7900
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§27 & 18-d, Pub Serv L; add §143, Pub Bldg L; add §§485-r & 485-q, RPT L; amd §§1001 & 1010, add §1005-b, Pub Auth L

S5536C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts provisions to provide for and assist in the expansion of natural gas service in this state for environmental and economic benefit.

S5536C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5536C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5536--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, BALL, DeFRANCISCO, GRISANTI, LARKIN, PARK-
  ER, RITCHIE, SAMPSON -- read  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni-
  cations -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted to the
  Committee on Energy and Telecommunications 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

AN  ACT  to  amend the public service law, the public buildings law, the
  real property tax law and the public authorities law, in  relation  to
  expansion of natural gas service

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

  Section 1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares that the extension of natural gas distribution lines within the
state  has  multiple  benefits  to New Yorkers, including a reduction in
emissions with the resultant health benefits, increased economic  activ-
ity  with  the  creation of jobs through improved energy infrastructure,
energy cost savings to consumers, and improved energy efficiency.
  Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel.  It  has  a  positive
impact  on  the  environment by cutting emissions of particulate matter.
These emissions have been  linked  to  heart  and  lung  conditions  and
contribute to asthma rates, particularly in urban areas.
  Natural  gas  prices  are  at a low point and will result in increased
disposable income for consumers and improved operational efficiency  for
business.  Extending  the  state's natural gas distribution line infras-
tructure will create a positive business environment  for  manufacturers
and  other  businesses that are looking to stabilize their energy costs.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11148-07-4

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