senate Bill S7517

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to development of biomethane as a fuel alternative and creates the biomethane fuel incentive fund; appr

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May 15, 2014 referred to finance

S7517 - Details

Law Section:
Appropriations
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

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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