senate Bill S5739A

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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
Jun 18, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 14, 2019 amended on third reading 5739a
Jun 11, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.1259
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 14, 2019 referred to local government

S5739 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A436
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §263, Town L; amd §7-704, Vil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1991, S7155, A626
2011-2012: S664, A314
2013-2014: S1074, A498
2015-2016: S3614, A65
2017-2018: S4266, A34
2021-2022: S391, A443

S5739 - 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.

S5739 - Sponsor Memo

S5739 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5739

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

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.
  §  2.  Section  7-704 of the village law, as amended by chapter 742 of
the laws of 1979, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00651-01-9

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S5739A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A436
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §263, Town L; amd §7-704, Vil L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1991, S7155, A626
2011-2012: S664, A314
2013-2014: S1074, A498
2015-2016: S3614, A65
2017-2018: S4266, A34
2021-2022: S391, A443

S5739A (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.

S5739A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5739A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5739--A
    Cal. No. 1259

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Local  Government  --
  committee discharged and said bill committed to the Committee on Rules
  --  ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retain-
  ing its place in the order of third reading

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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