|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 25, 2019||referred to small business|
delivered to assembly
|Mar 14, 2019||advanced to third reading|
|Mar 13, 2019||2nd report cal.|
|Mar 12, 2019||1st report cal.279|
|Jan 28, 2019||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 09, 2019||referred to commerce, economic development and small business|
senate Bill S232
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S232 (ACTIVE) - Details
S232 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S232 SPONSOR: KENNEDY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the economic development law and the public service law, in relation to small business energy assistance and advocacy services PURPOSE: This bill would improve New York's business climate by providing for a program of small business energy assistance and advocacy. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill sets forth legislative findings concerning the impact of rising costs on the State's small businesses and the need for a program of assistance and advocacy to ensure the continued vitality of this crucial sector. Section 2 of the bill adds a new § 138-a to the Economic Development Law to establish a small business energy assistance and advocacy services
S232 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 232 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic Devel- opment and Small Business AN ACT to amend the economic development law and the public service law, in relation to small business energy assistance and advocacy services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and declares that rising ener- gy costs present a significant barrier to the economic viability of New York's small businesses, a crucial sector of the state's economy. Small businesses can least afford the time and cost associated with seeking opportunities to conserve energy, utilize energy efficient products and processes and gain access to renewable sources of energy. The viability of small businesses and the overall economic and environmental status of New York state will be enhanced by the development, expansion and promotion of accessible and affordable programs to assist small busi- nesses in energy conservation, energy efficiency, and increased use of renewable resources, and by ensuring equitable treatment of small busi- nesses in the proceedings of energy-related regulatory agencies. The legislature hereby establishes a small business energy assistance and advocacy services program as part of the division for small business within the New York state department of economic development to assist small businesses in accessing energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy programs available through public and private sources, and to advocate for the initiation and expansion of such programs and for equitable treatment of small businesses in regulatory proceedings related to energy. § 2. The economic development law is amended by adding a new section 138-a to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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