Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to energy and telecommunications
|Jan 04, 2017||
referred to energy and telecommunications
Senate Bill S691
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S691 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S691 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S691 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to establishing the power authority of the state of New York shall make low cost hydropower available to certain hospitals PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This legislation would make low cost hydropower produced by the Niagara project available to hospitals and municipal housing authorities located in the counties of Niagara and Orleans. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends subdivision 13 of section 1005 of the public authority's Law to state that low cost hydropower be made available to hospitals and municipal housing authorities that are located in Niagara and Orleans County. Such Power shall be allocated from the Niagara Project. JUSTIFICATION : This legislation would allow all hospitals and municipal housing authorities located in the counties of Niagara and Orleans to receive low cost hydropower directly from the Niagara Project. These hospitals are facing financial difficulties and this cost saving measure would
2017-S691 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 691 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 4, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ORTT -- 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 authorities law, in relation to establishing the power authority of the state of New York shall make low cost hydropower available to certain hospitals THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 13 of section 1005 of the public authorities law, as amended by chapter 645 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary but subject to the terms and conditions of federal energy regulatory commission licenses, to allocate or reallocate directly or by sale for resale, two hundred fifty megawatts of firm Niagara project hydroelectric power as "expansion power" and four hundred forty-five megawatts of firm Niagara project hydroelectric power as "replacement power" to businesses within the state located within thirty miles of the Niagara project, and four hundred ninety megawatts of firm and interruptible power from the Saint Lawrence-FDR project as "preservation power" sold to businesses located within the counties of Jefferson, Saint Lawrence and Franklin, provided that the amount of expansion power allocated to businesses in Chautauqua county on January first, nineteen hundred eighty-seven shall continue to be allocated in such county and, provided further that up to seventy megawatts of replacement power, up to thirty-eight and six-tenths mega- watts of preservation power from the Saint Lawrence-FDR project which is relinquished or withdrawn after the effective date of chapter three hundred thirteen of the laws of two thousand five which amended this subdivision and, for the period ending on December thirty-first, two thousand six, up to twenty megawatts of other power from the Saint Lawrence-FDR project which is unallocated as of the effective date of EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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