|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|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|
senate Bill S1814
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1814 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S1814 TITLE OF BILL: 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 installation credit PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to promote the increased construction of and number of "green roofs", also known as roof gardens, established on residential and mixed used residential/commercial buildings. The establishment of additional green roofs can be a beneficial tool to help increase the absorption of carbon gasses in urban and other thickly settled areas and help to cool such areas in the summer. Further, such roof gardens can help to minimize the amount of rain water runoff that needs to be channeled to and disposed of in an urban area's storm water drainage system and water treatment facilities. The bill establishes standards for the construction and maintenance "green roofs" and provides a tax credit for home owners that install such qualified gardens. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Adds a new Environmental Conservation Law section 3-0308, to authorize the Department of Environmental Conservation to develop a
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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