senate Bill S6185

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the carbon dioxide allowance auction program

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    • 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 02, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 29, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 28, 2014 1st report cal.955
Feb 27, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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May 28, 2014 - Finance committee Vote

S6185
25
8
committee
25
Aye
8
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 27, 2014 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S6185
8
1
committee
8
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: Feb 27, 2014

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

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S6185 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8836
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1882, Pub Auth L

S6185 - Summary

Relates to the distribution of revenues under the carbon dioxide allowance auction program.

S6185 - Sponsor Memo

S6185 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6185

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

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  authorities law, in relation to certain
  programs of the New York state energy research and development author-
  ity

  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 it is in the best interests of the state of  New  York  to
pursue  policies  that  will  improve  air quality, reduce pollution and
further the economic well-being of all of our citizens. The Carbon Diox-
ide Allowance Auction Program as described in Part 507 of  Title  21  of
the  New York Codes, Rules and Regulations and the Carbon Dioxide Budget
Trading Program as described in Part 242 of Title  6  of  the  New  York
Codes,  Rules and Regulations are two non-legislative programs that have
been adopted by state agencies and state authorities in  furtherance  of
the  above stated policy goal. These programs collect money for the sale
of carbon allowances and use that  revenue  to  fund  energy  efficiency
programs  and  other  programs with the laudable goal of reducing green-
house gas emissions.
  The legislature further declares that areas of  the  state  that  host
coal plants or older natural gas or oil fired plants are most negatively
impacted  economically by the costs associated with the above referenced
programs, which can threaten the continued operation of these plants and
therefore the jobs and tax base that they represent. Even  though  these
plants  contribute the most revenue to the above referenced programs and
any negative impacts on air quality would, as a  result,  be  felt  most
acutely  by  those  communities,  there is currently no requirement that
these programs invest any fixed percentage  of  their  monies  in  those
areas.
  Therefore, the legislature finds that it is necessary to require mini-
mum  levels  of  investment  of revenues derived from the Carbon Dioxide

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

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