assembly Bill A436A

2019-2020 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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Archive: Last Bill Status Via S5739 - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.484
substituted for a436a
Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.21
Jun 19, 2019 substituted by s5739a
Jun 18, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.484
rules report cal.484
reported
Jun 14, 2019 amend and recommit to rules 436a
Jun 06, 2019 reported referred to rules
Jun 05, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 09, 2019 referred to local governments

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A436 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5739
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
2017-2018: A34, S4266
2021-2022: A443, S391

A436 - 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.

A436 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   436

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

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,  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
buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use  of  land  throughout
such municipality.

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

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A436A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5739
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
2017-2018: A34, S4266
2021-2022: A443, S391

A436A (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.

A436A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 436--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PAULIN, GALEF, SCHIMMINGER, MAGNARELLI, JAFFEE,
  LUPARDO, ENGLEBRIGHT, M. G. MILLER, OTIS, GOTTFRIED, THIELE, JACOBSON,
  D'URSO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CAHILL, COLTON, PERRY -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Local  Governments  --  reported
  and  referred to the Committee on Rules -- Rules Committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and  recommitted  to  the
  Committee on Rules

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-

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