senate Bill S6168

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the regional greenhouse initiative and the effect on electricity markets

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
May 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 21, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 20, 2014 1st report cal.853
Feb 27, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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May 20, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S6168
29
0
committee
29
Aye
0
Nay
8
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 27, 2014 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S6168
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Feb 27, 2014

aye wr (1)

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S6168 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8872
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง77-a & 77-b, Pub Serv L

S6168 - Summary

Relates to the regional greenhouse initiative and the effect on electricity markets.

S6168 - Sponsor Memo

S6168 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6168

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Energy and Telecommunications

AN ACT to amend the public service law,  in  relation  to  the  regional
  greenhouse gas initiative

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

  Section 1. The public service law is amended by adding a  new  section
77-a to read as follows:
  S  77-A. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES
THAT IT IS IN THE BEST PUBLIC POLICY INTERESTS OF THE STATE,  ITS  BUSI-
NESSES AND ITS CITIZENS TO ENSURE THAT, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE,
THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF ITS ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AIMED AT REDUCING
CARBON  DIOXIDE  EMISSIONS  AND IMPROVING AIR QUALITY UNDER THE REGIONAL
GREENHOUSE GAS INITIATIVE  (RGGI),  ESTABLISHED  BY  REGULATION  OF  THE
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, ARE ENFORCED FOR ANY GENERATOR
WHO DOES BUSINESS IN THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY MARKET.
  THIS  POLICY CHANGE IS NECESSARY BECAUSE STATES THAT SURROUND NEW YORK
THAT DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN RGGI, BUT WHO DO EXPORT  POWER  TO  NEW  YORK
STATE, HAVE A DISTINCT COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OVER IN-STATE POWER GENERA-
TORS.  WHILE THE GOALS OF THE RGGI PROGRAM ARE LAUDABLE, IN-STATE FOSSIL
FUEL GENERATORS ARE EXPERIENCING SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN THEIR COSTS AS
A  RESULT  OF  THE NEED TO BUY CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSION ALLOWANCES IN THE
RGGI AUCTION, ESTABLISHED BY REGULATION OF THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY AND
RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. HOWEVER, OUT-OF-STATE FOSSIL FUEL GENER-
ATORS IN NON-RGGI STATES MAY USE THE SAME EXACT  FUEL  AND  PRODUCE  THE
GREATER  EMISSIONS  ASSOCIATED  WITH  THAT  FUEL,  BUT ARE STILL ABLE TO
EXPORT POWER TO NEW YORK AT A CHEAPER PRICE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT SUBJECT
TO THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH RGGI. THIS STATE OF AFFAIRS HURTS  IN-STATE
POWER  GENERATORS,  THREATENS  JOBS  AND  ENCOURAGES  THE IMPORTATION OF
POLLUTION INTENSIVE POWER FROM OTHER STATES.
  THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER DECLARES THAT IT IS IN THE BEST  ECONOMIC  AND
ENVIRONMENTAL  INTERESTS OF THE STATE TO ADOPT POLICIES THAT SUPPORT JOB

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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