assembly Bill A34B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use of certain renewable and alternative energy sources

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 amended on third reading 34b
Feb 27, 2018 amended on third reading 34a
Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.4
May 04, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.252
May 02, 2017 reported
Jan 10, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 04, 2017 referred to local governments

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A34 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4266
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §263, Town L; amd §7-704, Vil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A626, S1991, S7155
2011-2012: A314, S664
2013-2014: A498, S1074
2015-2016: A65, S3614
2019-2020: A436, S5739
2021-2022: A443, S391

A34 - Summary

Relates to requiring local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use of solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal electric, geothermal ground source heat, tidal energy, wave energy, ocean thermal, farm waste electric generating equipment, and fuel cells.

A34 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   34

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, GALEF, SCHIMMINGER, MAGNARELLI, JAFFEE,
  LUPARDO, ENGLEBRIGHT, M. G. MILLER, OTIS, GOTTFRIED, THIELE --  Multi-
  Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  CAHILL,  COLTON, PERRY -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Local Governments

AN ACT to amend the town law and the village law, in relation to requir-
  ing local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use  of
  certain renewable and alternative energy sources

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

  Section 1. Section 263 of the town law, as amended by chapter  602  of
the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  §  263. Purposes in view. Such regulations shall be made in accordance
with a comprehensive plan and  designed  to  lessen  congestion  in  the
streets;  to secure safety from fire, flood, panic and other dangers; to
promote health and general welfare; to provide adequate light  and  air;
to  prevent  the  overcrowding  of land; to avoid undue concentration of
population; to make provision for, so far as conditions may permit,  the
accommodation  of  [solar  energy  systems  and  equipment and access to
sunlight necessary therefor] SOLAR THERMAL, PHOTOVOLTAICS, WIND,  HYDRO-
ELECTRIC,  GEOTHERMAL  ELECTRIC,  GEOTHERMAL  GROUND  SOURCE HEAT, TIDAL
ENERGY, WAVE ENERGY, OCEAN THERMAL, AND FUEL CELLS;  to  facilitate  the
practice  of forestry; to facilitate the adequate provision of transpor-
tation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and other  public  requirements.
Such  regulations  shall  be  made  with reasonable consideration, among
other things, as to the character of the district and its peculiar suit-
ability for particular uses, and with a view to conserving the value  of
buildings  and  encouraging  the most appropriate use of land throughout
such municipality.
  § 2. Section 7-704 of the village law, as amended by  chapter  742  of
the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A34A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4266
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §263, Town L; amd §7-704, Vil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A626, S1991, S7155
2011-2012: A314, S664
2013-2014: A498, S1074
2015-2016: A65, S3614
2019-2020: A436, S5739
2021-2022: A443, S391

A34A - Summary

Relates to requiring local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use of solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal electric, geothermal ground source heat, tidal energy, wave energy, ocean thermal, farm waste electric generating equipment, and fuel cells.

A34A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  34--A
                                                          Cal. No. 4

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, GALEF, SCHIMMINGER, MAGNARELLI, JAFFEE,
  LUPARDO, ENGLEBRIGHT, M. G. MILLER, OTIS, GOTTFRIED, THIELE --  Multi-
  Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  CAHILL,  COLTON, PERRY -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Local Governments -- ordered to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place on the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the town law and the village law, in relation to requir-
  ing local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use  of
  certain renewable and alternative energy sources

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

  Section 1. Section 263 of the town law, as amended by chapter  602  of
the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  §  263. Purposes in view. Such regulations shall be made in accordance
with a comprehensive plan and  designed  to  lessen  congestion  in  the
streets;  to secure safety from fire, flood, panic and other dangers; to
promote health and general welfare; to provide adequate light  and  air;
to  prevent  the  overcrowding  of land; to avoid undue concentration of
population; to make provision for, so far as conditions may permit,  the
accommodation  of  [solar  energy  systems  and  equipment and access to
sunlight necessary therefor] SOLAR THERMAL, PHOTOVOLTAICS, WIND,  HYDRO-
ELECTRIC,  GEOTHERMAL  ELECTRIC,  GEOTHERMAL  GROUND  SOURCE HEAT, TIDAL
ENERGY, WAVE ENERGY,  OCEAN  THERMAL,  FARM  WASTE  ELECTRIC  GENERATING
EQUIPMENT,  AND  FUEL  CELLS; to facilitate the practice of forestry; to
facilitate the adequate provision of  transportation,  water,  sewerage,
schools,  parks and other public requirements. Such regulations shall be
made with reasonable consideration, among other things, as to the  char-
acter  of the district and its peculiar suitability for particular uses,
and with a view to conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the
most appropriate use of land throughout such municipality.

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A34B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4266
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §263, Town L; amd §7-704, Vil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A626, S1991, S7155
2011-2012: A314, S664
2013-2014: A498, S1074
2015-2016: A65, S3614
2019-2020: A436, S5739
2021-2022: A443, S391

A34B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use of solar thermal, photovoltaics, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal electric, geothermal ground source heat, tidal energy, wave energy, ocean thermal, farm waste electric generating equipment, and fuel cells.

A34B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  34--B
                                                          Cal. No. 4

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, GALEF, SCHIMMINGER, MAGNARELLI, JAFFEE,
  LUPARDO, ENGLEBRIGHT, M. G. MILLER, OTIS, GOTTFRIED, THIELE --  Multi-
  Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  CAHILL,  COLTON, PERRY -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Local Governments -- ordered to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place on the
  order of third reading -- again  amended  on  third  reading,  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the town law and the village law, in relation to requir-
  ing  local building and planning regulations to accommodate the use of
  certain renewable and alternative energy sources

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

  Section  1.  Section 263 of the town law, as amended by chapter 602 of
the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows:
  § 263. Purposes in view. Such regulations shall be made in  accordance
with  a  comprehensive  plan  and  designed  to lessen congestion in the
streets; to secure safety from fire, flood, panic and other dangers;  to
promote  health  and general welfare; to provide adequate light and air;
to prevent the overcrowding of land; to  avoid  undue  concentration  of
population;  to make provision for, so far as conditions may permit, the
accommodation of [solar energy  systems  and  equipment  and  access  to
sunlight  necessary therefor] SOLAR THERMAL, PHOTOVOLTAICS, WIND, HYDRO-
ELECTRIC, GEOTHERMAL ELECTRIC,  GEOTHERMAL  GROUND  SOURCE  HEAT,  TIDAL
ENERGY,  WAVE  ENERGY,  OCEAN  THERMAL,  FARM  WASTE ELECTRIC GENERATING
EQUIPMENT AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (E)  OF  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION
SIXTY-SIX-J OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE LAW, AND FUEL CELLS; to facilitate the
practice  of forestry; to facilitate the adequate provision of transpor-
tation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and other  public  requirements.
Such  regulations  shall  be  made  with reasonable consideration, among
other things, as to the character of the district and its peculiar suit-