senate Bill S3946A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the sustainable communities fund

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 13, 2016 print number 3946a
Apr 13, 2016 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to finance
Feb 24, 2015 referred to finance

S3946 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-y, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1936

S3946 - Summary

Establishes the sustainable communities fund; authorizes grants to municipal corporations who meet certain requirements for eligible projects that incorporate smart growth principles or utilize climate resilient and environmentally friendly construction techniques.

S3946 - Sponsor Memo

S3946 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3946

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to  establishing  the
  sustainable communities fund

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

  Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding  a  new  section
99-w to read as follows:
  S  99-W.  SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED
IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION A FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "SUSTAINABLE COMMU-
NITIES FUND".
  2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL MONIES APPROPRIATED FOR ITS PURPOSE,
ALL  OTHER  MONIES CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED TO SUCH FUND PURSUANT TO LAW,
AND ALL MONIES REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER PROVISIONS  OF  LAW
TO BE PAID INTO OR CREDITED TO SUCH FUND.
  3.  MONEYS OF SUCH FUND SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMISSIONER OF
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND SHALL BE USED  FOR  GRANTS  TO  MUNICIPAL
CORPORATIONS,  AS  THAT  TERM  IS  DEFINED IN SECTION TWO OF THE GENERAL
MUNICIPAL LAW, FOR ELIGIBLE PROJECTS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. TO QUALI-
FY FOR SUCH GRANTS, MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS SHALL (A)  INCORPORATE  SMART
GROWTH  PRINCIPLES,  AS  ENUMERATED  IN ARTICLE SIX OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION LAW, INTO THEIR  COMPREHENSIVE  PLANS  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH
SECTIONS TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO-A OF THE TOWN LAW, 7-722 OF THE VILLAGE
LAW,  AND  TWENTY-EIGHT-A  OF THE GENERAL CITY LAW, (B) DEMONSTRATE THAT
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS CONFORM TO THE COMPREHENSIVE  PLANS,  AND  (C)  DEMON-
STRATE  THE  ABILITY  TO LEVERAGE ONE DOLLAR IN MATCHING FUNDS FOR EVERY
DOLLAR OF STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.
  4. FOLLOWING APPROPRIATION BY THE  LEGISLATURE,  MONIES  OF  THE  FUND
SHALL  BE  AVAILABLE  ONLY  FOR  DISTRIBUTION TO ELIGIBLE PROJECTS. SUCH
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS SHALL INCORPORATE SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES  OR  UTILIZE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09133-01-5

S3946A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-y, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S1936

S3946A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the sustainable communities fund; authorizes grants to municipal corporations who meet certain requirements for eligible projects that incorporate smart growth principles or utilize climate resilient and environmentally friendly construction techniques.

S3946A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3946A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3946--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the
  sustainable communities fund

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

  Section  1.  The  state finance law is amended by adding a new section
99-y to read as follows:
  S 99-Y. SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES FUND. 1. THERE IS  HEREBY  ESTABLISHED
IN  THE  JOINT  CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSIONER OF
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION A FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "SUSTAINABLE COMMU-
NITIES FUND".
  2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL MONIES APPROPRIATED FOR ITS PURPOSE,
ALL OTHER MONIES CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED TO SUCH FUND PURSUANT  TO  LAW,
AND  ALL  MONIES REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW
TO BE PAID INTO OR CREDITED TO SUCH FUND.
  3. MONEYS OF SUCH FUND SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMISSIONER  OF
ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION  AND  SHALL  BE USED FOR GRANTS TO MUNICIPAL
CORPORATIONS, AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN  SECTION  TWO  OF  THE  GENERAL
MUNICIPAL LAW, FOR ELIGIBLE PROJECTS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. TO QUALI-
FY  FOR  SUCH GRANTS, MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS SHALL (A) INCORPORATE SMART
GROWTH PRINCIPLES, AS ENUMERATED IN ARTICLE  SIX  OF  THE  ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION  LAW,  INTO  THEIR  COMPREHENSIVE  PLANS IN ACCORDANCE WITH
SECTIONS TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO-A OF THE TOWN LAW, 7-722 OF THE VILLAGE
LAW, AND TWENTY-EIGHT-A OF THE GENERAL CITY LAW,  (B)  DEMONSTRATE  THAT
ELIGIBLE  PROJECTS  CONFORM  TO  THE COMPREHENSIVE PLANS, AND (C) DEMON-
STRATE THE ABILITY TO LEVERAGE ONE DOLLAR IN MATCHING  FUNDS  FOR  EVERY
DOLLAR OF STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09133-02-6

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