|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 15, 2014||referred to finance|
senate Bill S7517
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7517 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Laws Affected:
- Add §1884, amd §1851, Pub Auth L; add §99-w, St Fin L; amd §§1148, 606 & 210, add §187-t, Tax L
S7517 - Summary
Relates to development of biomethane as a fuel alternative; creates the biomethane fuel incentive fund and provides tax credits for installation or conversion of fueling stations; appropriates funds therefor.
S7517 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7517 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, the state finance law and the tax law, in relation to development of biomethane as a fuel alternative and creating the biomethane fuel incentive fund; and making an appropriation therefor PURPOSE: Relates to development of biomethane as a fuel alternative and creates the biomethane fuel incentive fund SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the public authorities law by adding a new section 1884 to allow the New York state energy research and development authority to establish a biomethane grant program Section 2 adds a new subdivision 14 to Section 351 of the public authorities law to define "biomethane" Section 3 adds a new section 99-w to the state finance law to create the Biomethane fuel incentive fund Section 4 amends Section 1148 of the tax law, as amended by section 57 of part HH of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013
S7517 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7517 I N S E N A T E May 15, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, the state finance law and the tax law, in relation to development of biomethane as a fuel alter- native and creating the biomethane fuel incentive fund; and making an appropriation therefor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public authorities law is amended by adding a new section 1884 to read as follows: S 1884. BIOMETHANE GRANTS. THE NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY SHALL: 1. OVERSEE AND PROMOTE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT REGARDING FUEL DIVER- SIFICATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR; AND 2. PROVIDE GRANTS FOR: (A) THE COMPONENTS OF THE BIOMETHANE FUEL PATHWAY, INCLUDING THE COMPONENTS REQUIRED TO PRODUCE BIOMETHANE, INCLUDING LAND, BIOGAS COLLECTION SYSTEMS, ANEROBIC DIGESTERS, AND BIOGAS REFINERY; (B) MUNICIPAL PURCHASES OF LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLES TO HEAVY-DUTY FREIGHT TRUCKS THAT USE BIOMETHANE; AND (C) INSTALLATION OF BIOMETHANE FUELING EQUIPMENT. S 2. Section 1851 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a new subdivision 19 to read as follows: 19. "BIOMETHANE" SHALL MEAN BIOGASES THAT ARE EMITTED AS ORGANIC WASTES BREAK DOWN IN AIRLESS ENVIRONMENTS. BIOMETHANE IS PRODUCED FROM A VARIETY OF BIOMASS AND/OR BIOGAS SOURCES INCLUDING LANDFILL GAS, SOLID WASTE, MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER AND AGRICULTURAL MANURE VIA AIRLESS TANKS CALLED ANAEROBIC DIGESTERS. IT CAN ALSO BE PRODUCED FROM OTHER SOURCES SUCH AS FORESTRY AND AGRICULTURAL WASTE THROUGH THE PROCESS OF THERMAL GASIFICATION AND METHANATION, ALTHOUGH THESE TECHNOLOGIES ARE NOT YET WIDELY USED. BIOMETHANE IS A RENEWABLE FUEL, EASILY DISTRIBUTED THROUGH EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE AND IS SUITABLE FOR APPLICATIONS FROM LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLES TO HEAVY-DUTY FREIGHT TRUCKS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15219-01-4
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