senate Bill S5266

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the establishment of a one hundred percent clean energy system by two thousand thirty

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to energy and telecommunications
Apr 22, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications


S5266 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Energy Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-104, Energy L; add §54-1525, En Con L; add §83-b, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5527, A7497
2017-2018: S5908, A5105
2021-2022: A4239

S5266 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the establishment of a one hundred percent clean energy system by two thousand thirty; requires the adoption of a climate action plan; establishes the renewable energy revolving fund; and provides for legal standing to sue for enforcement of the state clean energy plan.

S5266 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5266 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  energy  law,  in relation to establishing a one
  hundred percent energy system by two thousand  thirty;  to  amend  the
  environmental  conservation  law,  in  relation  to  the adoption of a
  climate action plan; to amend the state finance law,  in  relation  to
  establishing  the  renewable energy revolving fund; and to provide for
  legal standing to sue for enforcement of the state's clean energy plan


  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.    New York state's continued use of
fossil fuels, including coal, oil, and natural gas, is having  devastat-
ing  impacts  on our climate and communities. Our state's ongoing use of
nuclear fuels continues to create immensely radioactive wastes that will
be dangerous to future generations for millennia.  It  is  in  the  best
interest of the people of New York to move the state into a clean energy
revolution,  meeting 100 percent of our energy needs from clean, renewa-
ble sources by 2030. Transitioning to clean  energy  is  fundamental  to
protecting  our communities, particularly communities of color and lower
income communities that are disproportionately affected by the worsening
air and water quality that  results  from  the  incineration  of  fossil
fuels.  A  transition  to  a  100  percent  clean  energy system will be
achieved in a way that protects displaced fossil fuel workers,  impacted
communities,  builds  a  stronger economy for everyone in the State, and
creates hundreds of thousands of new jobs, while at the same time elimi-
nating New York's  contribution  to  the  biggest  environmental  threat
facing our planet, climate change.
  §  2.  Subdivision  1  of section 6-104 of the energy law, as added by
chapter 433 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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