|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to finance|
|Mar 06, 2017||referred to finance|
senate Bill S5049
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5049 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5049 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5049 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing a clean air account; and making an appropriation therefor PURPOSE : This bill will increase the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) from $250 million to $300 million. This additional $50 million will be used to create a new Clean Air Account. This $50 million would be allocated as follows: 1. $35 million to upgrade the dirtiest School boilers in the State (Approximately 14 boilers per year); 2. $5 million for grants to School in Clean Air Non-Attainment Areas to pay for the increased cost of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel; and 3. $10 million to fund the initial costs of conversion to bio-fuels. (In many cases, switching to a Bio-Fuel mixture requires the oil tank to be cleaned out. If the tank is not cleaned, the Bio-Fuel will push the tanks sludge into the boiler or furnace, which can inflict severe damage).
S5049 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5049 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 6, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing a clean air account; and making an appropriation therefor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 92-s of the state finance law, as amended by section 1 of part U of chapter 58 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows: a. The comptroller shall establish the following separate and distinct accounts within the environmental protection fund: (i) solid waste account; (ii) parks, recreation and historic preservation account; (iii) open space account; (iv) climate change mitigation and adaptation account; [and] (v) environmental protection transfer account[.]; AND (VI) CLEAN AIR ACCOUNT. § 2. Paragraph (f) of subdivision 6 of section 92-s of the state finance law is relettered paragraph (g) and a new paragraph (f) is added to read as follows: (F) MONEYS FROM THE CLEAN AIR ACCOUNT SHALL BE AVAILABLE, PURSUANT TO APPROPRIATION, FOR CLEAN AIR ACCOUNT PROJECTS ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOW- ING: (I) THIRTY-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS TO UPGRADE SCHOOL BOILERS. THE COMMIS- SIONER OF EDUCATION SHALL ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE TO DETERMINE THE PRIORI- TY OF WHICH SCHOOL BOILERS SHALL BE REPLACED; (II) FIVE MILLION DOLLARS FOR GRANTS TO SCHOOLS IN CLEAN AIR NON-AT- TAINMENT AREAS TO PAY FOR THE INCREASED COST OF ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL; AND (III) TEN MILLION DOLLARS TO FUND THE INITIAL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH CONVERSION TO BOILERS OR FURNACES THAT USE BIO-FUEL. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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