senate Bill S4211A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the expansion of natural gas service in this state

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2016 print number 4211a
Feb 22, 2016 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 06, 2016 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jun 25, 2015 recommitted to rules
Apr 21, 2015 ordered to third reading cal.358
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 11, 2015 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Apr 21, 2015 - Rules committee Vote

S4211
19
2
committee
19
Aye
2
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S4211 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§28 & 18-d, Pub Serv L; add §144, Pub Bldg L; add §§485-s & 485-t, RPT L; amd §§1001 & 1010, add §1005-b, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S5536

S4211 - Summary

Enacts provisions to provide for and assist in the expansion of natural gas service in this state for environmental and economic benefit.

S4211 - Sponsor Memo

S4211 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4211

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 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 service law, the public buildings law, the
  real property tax law and the public authorities law, in  relation  to
  expansion of natural gas service

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

  Section 1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares that the extension of natural gas distribution lines within the
state  has  multiple  benefits  to New Yorkers, including a reduction in
emissions with the resultant health benefits, increased economic  activ-
ity  with  the  creation of jobs through improved energy infrastructure,
energy cost savings to consumers, and improved energy efficiency.
  Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel.  It  has  a  positive
impact  on  the  environment by cutting emissions of particulate matter.
These emissions have been  linked  to  heart  and  lung  conditions  and
contribute to asthma rates, particularly in urban areas.
  Natural  gas  prices  are  at a low point and will result in increased
disposable income for consumers and improved operational efficiency  for
business.  Extending  the  state's natural gas distribution line infras-
tructure will create a positive business environment  for  manufacturers
and  other  businesses that are looking to stabilize their energy costs.
Natural gas distribution line extensions will spur economic  development
in the business sector and create jobs.
  This  legislation  will  have  the  effect  of  protecting the state's
natural resources, including protecting its  atmosphere,  while  at  the
same time stimulating the development of new jobs and the economy.
  S  2.  The public service law is amended by adding a new section 27 to
read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02116-02-5

Co-Sponsors

S4211A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§28 & 18-d, Pub Serv L; add §144, Pub Bldg L; add §§485-s & 485-t, RPT L; amd §§1001 & 1010, add §1005-b, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S5536

S4211A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts provisions to provide for and assist in the expansion of natural gas service in this state for environmental and economic benefit.

S4211A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4211A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4211--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRIFFO, RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
  communications  -- recommitted to the Committee on Energy and Telecom-
  munications 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 public service law, the public buildings law, the
  real property tax law and the public authorities law, in  relation  to
  expansion of natural gas service

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

  Section 1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares that the extension of natural gas distribution lines within the
state  has  multiple  benefits  to New Yorkers, including a reduction in
emissions with the resultant health benefits, increased economic  activ-
ity  with  the  creation of jobs through improved energy infrastructure,
energy cost savings to consumers, and improved energy efficiency.
  Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel.  It  has  a  positive
impact  on  the  environment by cutting emissions of particulate matter.
These emissions have been  linked  to  heart  and  lung  conditions  and
contribute to asthma rates, particularly in urban areas.
  Natural  gas  prices  are  at a low point and will result in increased
disposable income for consumers and improved operational efficiency  for
business.  Extending  the  state's natural gas distribution line infras-
tructure will create a positive business environment  for  manufacturers
and  other  businesses that are looking to stabilize their energy costs.
Natural gas distribution line extensions will spur economic  development
in the business sector and create jobs.
  This  legislation  will  have  the  effect  of  protecting the state's
natural resources, including protecting its  atmosphere,  while  at  the
same time stimulating the development of new jobs and the economy.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02116-03-6

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