senate Bill S5277A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Creates the New York Farm-to-Urban Consumer Solar Access Act of 2016

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2016 referred to energy
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2016 1st report cal.779
Feb 04, 2016 print number 5277a
Feb 04, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 06, 2016 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jun 25, 2015 committed to rules
Jun 09, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 08, 2015 2nd report cal.
Jun 03, 2015 1st report cal.1335
May 12, 2015 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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May 10, 2016 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S5277A
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Energy and Telecommunications Committee Vote: May 10, 2016

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Jun 2, 2015 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S5277
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Committee Vote: Jun 2, 2015

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S5277 - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 12 §§240 & 241, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S822

S5277 - Summary

Creates the New York Farm-to-Urban Consumer Solar Access Act of 2016 to permit a system implementing shared solar power benefits.

S5277 - Sponsor Memo

S5277 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5277

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FUNKE, AMEDORE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
  communications

AN  ACT  to amend the public service law, in relation to the creation of
  the New York Farm-to-Urban Consumer Solar Access Act of 2015

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent  and purpose. It is the intent of the
Legislature to extend access to the savings and benefits of solar  power
to  electricity consumers that reside in multifamily buildings by allow-
ing these consumers to share in the savings and benefits of solar  power
systems  located  on  agricultural  land  or  other qualified properties
including landfills and brownfields. By extending the  state's  abundant
solar  energy  resources  to more consumers, it is the further intent of
the Legislature to reduce the costs for electricity incurred by  consum-
ers  residing  in  multifamily  buildings, to increase the benefits that
accrue to electricity consumers that reside  in  multifamily  properties
from  the payment of the system benefit charge, to create new sources of
income for owners of agricultural land and other qualifying  properties,
and  to create jobs and increase economic growth for the citizens of the
State.
  S 2. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New
York Farm-to-Urban Consumer Solar Access Act of 2015".
  S 3. The public service law is amended by adding a new article  12  to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 12
                           SHARED SOLAR POWER
SECTION 240. DEFINITIONS.
        241. SHARED SOLAR POWER.
  S  240. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL
HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11026-01-5

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S5277A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 12 §§240 & 241, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S822

S5277A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Creates the New York Farm-to-Urban Consumer Solar Access Act of 2016 to permit a system implementing shared solar power benefits.

S5277A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5277A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5277--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. FUNKE, AMEDORE, CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Energy
  and  Telecommunications  -- recommitted to the Committee on Energy and
  Telecommunications in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- commit-
  tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and  recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the public service law, in relation to the creation of
  the New York Farm-to-Urban Consumer Solar Access Act of 2016

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent  and purpose. It is the intent of the
Legislature to extend access to the savings and benefits of solar  power
to  electricity consumers that reside in multifamily buildings by allow-
ing these consumers to share in the savings and benefits of solar  power
systems  located  on  agricultural  land  or  other qualified properties
including landfills and brownfields. By extending the  state's  abundant
solar  energy  resources  to more consumers, it is the further intent of
the Legislature to reduce the costs for electricity incurred by  consum-
ers  residing  in  multifamily  buildings, to increase the benefits that
accrue to electricity consumers that reside  in  multifamily  properties
from  the payment of the system benefit charge, to create new sources of
income for owners of agricultural land and other qualifying  properties,
and  to create jobs and increase economic growth for the citizens of the
State.
  S 2. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New
York Farm-to-Urban Consumer Solar Access Act of 2016".
  S 3. The public service law is amended by adding a new article  12  to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 12
                           SHARED SOLAR POWER
SECTION 240. DEFINITIONS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11026-02-6

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