senate Bill S569A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the New York sun act of 2016

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 19, 2016 print number 569a
Jan 19, 2016 amend and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Jan 06, 2016 referred to energy and telecommunications
Jan 07, 2015 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S569 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-o, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7739

S569 - Summary

Enacts the New York Sun Act; establishes a solar energy incentive and financing program.

S569 - Sponsor Memo

S569 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   569

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- 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, in relation to establishing a
  solar incentive and financing program

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "NY Sun Act of 2015".
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 66-o to
read as follows:
  S 66-O. SOLAR INCENTIVE AND FINANCING PROGRAM.  1.  AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION:
  (A)  "ELECTRIC  DISTRIBUTION COMPANY" MEANS AN INVESTOR-OWNED ELECTRIC
CORPORATION THAT DISTRIBUTES AND DELIVERS ELECTRICITY WITHIN THIS  STATE
AND HAS ANNUAL REVENUES IN EXCESS OF TWO HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS; AND
  (B)  (I)  "QUALIFIED  SOLAR  PHOTOVOLTAIC  GENERATING  SYSTEM" MEANS A
SYSTEM OF COMPONENTS THAT GENERATES ELECTRICITY FROM SUNLIGHT  BY  MEANS
OF  THE PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT, WHETHER OR NOT THE DEVICE IS COUPLED WITH A
DEVICE CAPABLE OF STORING THE ENERGY PRODUCED FOR LATER USE, THAT IS (A)
INSTALLED AND OPERATED IN NEW YORK  STATE  WITHIN  ONE  OF  THE  SERVICE
TERRITORIES  OF  AN  ELECTRIC  DISTRIBUTION  COMPANY  AS DEFINED IN THIS
SECTION, AND (B) INSTALLED AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN.
  (II) A  QUALIFIED  SOLAR  PHOTOVOLTAIC  GENERATING  SYSTEM  SHALL  NOT
INCLUDE:  (A)  A  SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC GENERATING SYSTEM OWNED BY A PUBLIC
AUTHORITY, WHERE SUCH AUTHORITY DOES NOT CONSUME ALL OF THE  ELECTRICITY
PRODUCED  AND  INSTEAD  SELLS  ALL  OR  A PORTION OF SAID ELECTRICITY TO
ANOTHER ENTITY, OTHER THAN WHEN  SAID  AUTHORITY  USES  SUCH  SYSTEM  TO
ENGAGE IN NET ENERGY METERING AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03897-02-5

Co-Sponsors

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S569A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-o, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7739

S569A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the New York Sun Act; establishes a solar energy incentive and financing program.

S569A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S569A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 569--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. LATIMER, AVELLA, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, PANEPINTO, SERRA-
  NO, SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed  to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications 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, in relation to establishing a
  solar incentive and financing program

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "NY Sun Act of 2016".
  S 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 66-o to
read as follows:
  S 66-O. SOLAR INCENTIVE AND FINANCING PROGRAM.  1.  AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION:
  (A)  "ELECTRIC  DISTRIBUTION COMPANY" MEANS AN INVESTOR-OWNED ELECTRIC
CORPORATION THAT DISTRIBUTES AND DELIVERS ELECTRICITY WITHIN THIS  STATE
AND HAS ANNUAL REVENUES IN EXCESS OF TWO HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS; AND
  (B)  (I)  "QUALIFIED  SOLAR  PHOTOVOLTAIC  GENERATING  SYSTEM" MEANS A
SYSTEM OF COMPONENTS THAT GENERATES ELECTRICITY FROM SUNLIGHT  BY  MEANS
OF  THE PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT, WHETHER OR NOT THE DEVICE IS COUPLED WITH A
DEVICE CAPABLE OF STORING THE ENERGY PRODUCED FOR LATER USE, THAT IS (A)
INSTALLED AND OPERATED IN NEW YORK  STATE  WITHIN  ONE  OF  THE  SERVICE
TERRITORIES  OF  AN  ELECTRIC  DISTRIBUTION  COMPANY  AS DEFINED IN THIS
SECTION, AND (B) INSTALLED AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN.
  (II) A  QUALIFIED  SOLAR  PHOTOVOLTAIC  GENERATING  SYSTEM  SHALL  NOT
INCLUDE:  (A)  A  SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC GENERATING SYSTEM OWNED BY A PUBLIC
AUTHORITY, WHERE SUCH AUTHORITY DOES NOT CONSUME ALL OF THE  ELECTRICITY
PRODUCED  AND  INSTEAD  SELLS  ALL  OR  A PORTION OF SAID ELECTRICITY TO

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

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