senate Bill S4266B

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 29, 2018 print number 4266b
Jun 29, 2018 amend and recommit to local government
Feb 28, 2018 print number 4266a
Feb 28, 2018 amend and recommit to local government
Jan 03, 2018 referred to local government
Feb 07, 2017 referred to local government

S4266 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A34
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §263, Town L; amd §7-704, Vil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1991, S7155, A626
2011-2012: S664, A314
2013-2014: S1074, A498
2015-2016: S3614, A65
2019-2020: S5739, A436
2021-2022: S391, A443

S4266 - 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.

S4266 - Sponsor Memo

S4266 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4266

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

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:
  § 7-704 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, panic, floods and other dangers; to

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

S4266A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A34
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §263, Town L; amd §7-704, Vil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1991, S7155, A626
2011-2012: S664, A314
2013-2014: S1074, A498
2015-2016: S3614, A65
2019-2020: S5739, A436
2021-2022: S391, A443

S4266A - 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.

S4266A - Sponsor Memo

S4266A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4266--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Local Government 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 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.
  § 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
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S4266B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A34
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §263, Town L; amd §7-704, Vil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1991, S7155, A626
2011-2012: S664, A314
2013-2014: S1074, A498
2015-2016: S3614, A65
2019-2020: S5739, A436
2021-2022: S391, A443

S4266B (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.

S4266B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4266B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4266--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2017
                               ___________

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

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-
ability for particular uses, and with a view to conserving the value  of

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

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