Senate Bill S5663

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the affordable residential green building program

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2015-S5663 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9903
Current Committee:
Assembly Veterans
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §1872-a, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S3746, A4969

2015-S5663 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the affordable residential green building program which would provide incentives to owners for the construction of new residential buildings which are affordable.

2015-S5663 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2015-S5663 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5663

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 26, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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 establishing
  the affordable residential green building program

  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 1872-a to read as follows:
  S 1872-A.   AFFORDABLE RESIDENTIAL GREEN  BUILDING  PROGRAM.  NOTWITH-
STANDING  ANY  LAW,  RULE  OR  REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, THE AUTHORITY
SHALL ESTABLISH AND ADMINISTER  A  PROGRAM  PURSUANT  TO  STANDARDS  AND
CRITERIA  ESTABLISHED BY THE AUTHORITY WHICH WOULD PROVIDE INCENTIVES TO
OWNERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION  OF  NEW  RESIDENTIAL  BUILDINGS  WHICH  ARE
AFFORDABLE.   FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "AFFORDABLE" MEANS WHERE THE
HOMEBUYER HAS A HOUSEHOLD INCOME WHICH DOES NOT EXCEED THE INCOME LIMITS
DEFINED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK MORTGAGE AGENCY LOW INTEREST RATE MORT-
GAGE PROGRAM IN THE NON-TARGET, ONE-AND  TWO-PERSON  HOUSEHOLD  CATEGORY
FOR  THE COUNTY WHERE SUCH PROPERTY IS LOCATED. SUCH INCENTIVES SHALL BE
AVAILABLE BASED UPON THE USE OF DESIGN AND  BUILDING  TECHNIQUES  ESTAB-
LISHED  OR  PROMULGATED  BY THE AUTHORITY WHICH PROMOTE SMART GROWTH AND
SMART PLANNING, REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS,  ACHIEVE  ENERGY  EFFI-
CIENCY  AND  REDUCE  ENERGY CONSUMPTION, FACILITATE THE INCORPORATION OF
ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTS, PROMOTE THE EFFICIENCY OF GAS  AND
NATURAL RESOURCES, REDUCE WASTE AND CREATE A HEALTHY INDOOR LIVING ENVI-
RONMENT   WHILE  MAINTAINING  AFFORDABILITY  FOR  HOUSEHOLD  INCOMES  AS
PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION. THE AUTHORITY SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGU-
LATIONS TO ESTABLISH AFFORDABLE GREEN RESIDENTIAL BUILDING STANDARDS AND
CRITERIA, IN ADDITION TO ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS  FOR  IMPLEMENTATION
OF  SUCH  PROGRAM.  THE AUTHORITY SHALL PREPARE AN ANNUAL REPORT ON SUCH
PROGRAM WHICH SHALL BE POSTED ON THE AUTHORITY'S WEBSITE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

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