assembly Bill A2521A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes a small business energy assistance and advocacy services program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 25, 2016 referred to commerce, economic development and small business
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.115
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 09, 2015 referred to commerce, economic development and small business
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 01, 2015 amended on third reading 2521a
May 14, 2015 advanced to third reading cal.354
May 12, 2015 reported
Apr 28, 2015 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 16, 2015 referred to small business

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A2521 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5742
Current Committee:
Senate Commerce, Economic Development And Small Business
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-a, Ec Dev L; amd §§71 & 84, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6766
2011-2012: A235
2013-2014: A6640
2017-2018: A188
2019-2020: A1483

A2521 - Summary

Establishes a small business energy assistance and advocacy services program as part of the division of small business to assist small businesses in accessing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs available through public and private sources.

A2521 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2521

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Small Business

AN ACT to amend the economic development law and the public service law,
  in relation to small business energy assistance and advocacy services

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

  Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and declares that rising ener-
gy  costs present a significant barrier to the economic viability of New
York's small businesses, a crucial sector of the state's economy.  Small
businesses  can  least  afford the time and cost associated with seeking
opportunities to conserve energy, utilize energy efficient products  and
processes  and gain access to renewable sources of energy. The viability
of small businesses and the overall economic and environmental status of
New York state will  be  enhanced  by  the  development,  expansion  and
promotion  of  accessible  and affordable programs to assist small busi-
nesses in energy conservation, energy efficiency, and increased  use  of
renewable  resources, and by ensuring equitable treatment of small busi-
nesses in the proceedings of energy-related regulatory agencies.
  The legislature hereby establishes a small business energy  assistance
and advocacy services program as part of the division for small business
within  the  New York state department of economic development to assist
small businesses in accessing energy conservation, energy efficiency and
renewable energy programs available through public and private  sources,
and  to  advocate  for the initiation and expansion of such programs and
for equitable treatment of small businesses  in  regulatory  proceedings
related to energy.
  S  2.  The economic development law is amended by adding a new section
138-a to read as follows:
  S 138-A.  SMALL  BUSINESS  ENERGY  ASSISTANCE  AND  ADVOCACY  SERVICES
PROGRAM.    1.  THERE  IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE DIVISION A SMALL
BUSINESS ENERGY ASSISTANCE AND ADVOCACY SERVICES PROGRAM.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01494-01-5

Co-Sponsors

A2521A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5742
Current Committee:
Senate Commerce, Economic Development And Small Business
Law Section:
Economic Development Law
Laws Affected:
Add §138-a, Ec Dev L; amd §§71 & 84, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6766
2011-2012: A235
2013-2014: A6640
2017-2018: A188
2019-2020: A1483

A2521A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a small business energy assistance and advocacy services program as part of the division of small business to assist small businesses in accessing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs available through public and private sources.

A2521A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2521--A
                                                        Cal. No. 354

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SANTABARBARA, ROBINSON, RIVERA, WOERNER, LAVINE,
  PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Small Business  --
  reported  and  referred to the Committee on Ways and Means -- reported
  from committee, advanced to  a  third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the economic development law and the public service law,
  in relation to small business energy assistance and advocacy services

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

  Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and declares that rising ener-
gy costs present a significant barrier to the economic viability of  New
York's  small businesses, a crucial sector of the state's economy. Small
businesses can least afford the time and cost  associated  with  seeking
opportunities  to conserve energy, utilize energy efficient products and
processes and gain access to renewable sources of energy. The  viability
of small businesses and the overall economic and environmental status of
New  York  state  will  be  enhanced  by  the development, expansion and
promotion of accessible and affordable programs to  assist  small  busi-
nesses  in  energy conservation, energy efficiency, and increased use of
renewable resources, and by ensuring equitable treatment of small  busi-
nesses in the proceedings of energy-related regulatory agencies.
  The  legislature hereby establishes a small business energy assistance
and advocacy services program as part of the division for small business
within the New York state department of economic development  to  assist
small businesses in accessing energy conservation, energy efficiency and
renewable  energy programs available through public and private sources,
and to advocate for the initiation and expansion of  such  programs  and
for  equitable  treatment  of small businesses in regulatory proceedings
related to energy.
  S 2. The economic development law is amended by adding a  new  section
138-a to read as follows:

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

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