assembly Bill A8937

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing the New York power authority with the right of first offer and refusal; bans non-state run energy services companies; repealer

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 02, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A8937 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7243
Current Committee:
Assembly Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1005, Pub Auth L; add §28, amd §44, Pub Serv L; rpld §349-d, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A1382, S3032

A8937 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides the New York power authority with the right of first offer and refusal for acquiring any renewable generation facility, renewable energy generation project and any power or energy created by a renewable generation facility or renewable energy generation project; bans non-state run energy services companies; allows the New York power authority to take over and operate as an energy services company.

A8937 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8937
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 2, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
 
 AN ACT to amend the public authorities law and the public  service  law,
   in  relation  to providing the New York power authority with the right
   of first offer and refusal for certain renewable generation facilities
   and any power or energy created by such renewable  generation  facili-
   ties; bans energy services companies; and to repeal certain provisions
   of the general business law relating thereto
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 1005 of the public authorities law  is  amended  by
 adding two new subdivisions 28 and 29 to read as follows:
   28.  (A)  TO  PURCHASE,  FINANCE,  PLAN,  DESIGN,  ENGINEER,  ACQUIRE,
 CONSTRUCT, OPERATE OR MANAGE ANY RENEWABLE GENERATION FACILITY,  RENEWA-
 BLE ENERGY GENERATING PROJECT, BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS, RENEWABLE
 THERMAL  ENERGY  TECHNOLOGY  SUCH AS HEAT PUMPS, SOLAR THERMAL, OR OTHER
 HEATING OR COOLING TECHNOLOGIES USING RENEWABLE SOURCES OF  ENERGY  THAT
 DO NOT EMIT GREENHOUSE GASES, OR ANY POWER OR ENERGY CREATED BY A RENEW-
 ABLE  GENERATION  FACILITY  OR RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION PROJECT UNDER
 THE RIGHT OF FIRST OFFER AND REFUSAL ESTABLISHED UNDER  SECTION  TWENTY-
 EIGHT OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE LAW.
   (B)  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION, "RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATING
 PROJECT" SHALL MEAN A PROJECT THAT GENERATES POWER AND ENERGY  BY  MEANS
 OF  RENEWABLE  ENERGY  RESOURCES,  OR THAT STORES AND SUPPLIES POWER AND
 ENERGY GENERATED BY MEANS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY  RESOURCES,  AND  INCLUDES
 THE  CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION AND/OR OPERATION OF ANCILLARY FACILITIES
 OR EQUIPMENT DONE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUCH RENEWABLE ENERGY  GENERAT-
 ING  PROJECTS,  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT SUCH TERM SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE
 AUTHORITY'S SAINT LAWRENCE HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT OR  NIAGARA  HYDROELEC-
 TRIC PROJECT.
   29.  TO SELL OR PROVIDE ENERGY SERVICES TO END-USE CUSTOMERS USING THE
 TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OF A UTILITY. ANY  POWER  OR  ENERGY
 SOLD UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE MADE ENTIRELY FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY
 RESOURCES.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION, "RENEWABLE ENERGY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets