senate Bill S1814

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to establish standards for inspection and certification of green roofs and provides for a green roof installation credit

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Actions

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Feb 09, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to environmental conservation
Mar 24, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Jan 15, 2015 referred to environmental conservation

Votes

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Feb 9, 2016 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S1814
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Feb 9, 2016

Mar 24, 2015 - Environmental Conservation committee Vote

S1814
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Environmental Conservation Committee Vote: Mar 24, 2015

aye wr (1)

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S1814 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A101
Law Section:
Environmental Conservation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-0308, En Con L; amd §606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S2444B, A628A
2011-2012: S7051A, A578A
2009-2010: S863, A1803

S1814 - Summary

Requires the commissioner of environmental conservation to establish standards for and a program of inspection and certification of green roofs prior to and after installation, including standards for environmentally acceptable chemical fertilizers and the testing of runoff water for evidence of such fertilizers; further establishes a green roof installation tax credit in the amount of fifty-five percent of qualified expenditures with a credit maximum of five thousand dollars.

S1814 - Sponsor Memo

S1814 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1814

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KLEIN, AVELLA, BOYLE, CARLUCCI, ESPAILLAT, HOYLMAN,
  LATIMER, PARKER, SAVINO, VALESKY -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Environmental
  Conservation

AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to  pre-
  installation  review and certification of green roof materials; and to
  amend the tax law, in relation to establishing a green roof  installa-
  tion credit

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

  Section 1. The environmental conservation law is amended by  adding  a
new section 3-0308 to read as follows:
S 3-0308. GREEN ROOF PROGRAM, INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION.
  1.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  DEVELOP  STANDARDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION,
INSTALLATION AND CERTIFICATION OF GREEN ROOFS THAT CAN BE  ELIGIBLE  FOR
THE  GREEN  ROOF  INSTALLATION  PERSONAL  INCOME  TAX CREDIT PURSUANT TO
SUBSECTION (V) OF SECTION SIX HUNDRED SIX OF THE TAX LAW.   SUCH  STAND-
ARDS  SHALL  INCLUDE  CRITERIA FOR INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION OF GREEN
ROOF PLANS PRIOR TO INSTALLATION AND INSPECTION AFTER SUCH INSTALLATION.
SUCH PRE-INSTALLATION CRITERIA FOR CERTIFICATION MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE
LIMITED TO:  PLANT GROWTH RATE AND DROUGHT TOLERANCE,  APPROPRIATE  ROOT
SYSTEMS  FOR SUCH GREEN ROOFS, APPROPRIATE PLANT IRRIGATION, NUTRITIONAL
AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS, POTENTIAL GENERATION OF ALLERGENS AND  THE
POSSIBLE  NEED  FOR  REMEDIAL  INDOOR  AIR FILTRATION TO THE SUBJECT AND
ADJACENT BUILDINGS.  INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION AFTER INSTALLATION MAY
INCLUDE, IN ADDITION TO PRE-INSTALLATION CRITERIA, THE TESTING OF RUNOFF
WATER FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS OF POLLUTANTS.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER MAY DELEGATE TO MUNICIPAL BUILDING INSPECTORS  THE
DUTIES  TO REVIEW AND APPROVE PLANS AND ISSUE THE CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
  3. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01541-01-5

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