assembly Bill A581

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the sustainable communities fund

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to ways and means
Jan 09, 2019 referred to ways and means

A581 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2875
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-ff, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A6031

A581 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the sustainable communities fund; authorizes grants to municipal corporations who meet certain requirements for eligible projects that incorporate smart growth principles or utilize climate resilient and environmentally friendly construction techniques.

A581 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   581

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. STIRPE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Ways and Means

AN  ACT  to amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the
  sustainable communities fund

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  state finance law is amended by adding a new section
99-ff to read as follows:
  § 99-FF. SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY  ESTABLISHED
IN  THE  JOINT  CUSTODY OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSIONER OF
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION A FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "SUSTAINABLE COMMU-
NITIES FUND".
  2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL MONIES APPROPRIATED FOR ITS PURPOSE,
ALL OTHER MONIES CREDITED OR TRANSFERRED TO SUCH FUND PURSUANT  TO  LAW,
AND  ALL  MONIES REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW
TO BE PAID INTO OR CREDITED TO SUCH FUND.
  3. MONEYS OF SUCH FUND SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMISSIONER  OF
ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION  AND  SHALL  BE USED FOR GRANTS TO MUNICIPAL
CORPORATIONS, AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN  SECTION  TWO  OF  THE  GENERAL
MUNICIPAL LAW, FOR ELIGIBLE PROJECTS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. TO QUALI-
FY  FOR  SUCH GRANTS, MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS SHALL (A) INCORPORATE SMART
GROWTH PRINCIPLES, AS ENUMERATED IN ARTICLE  SIX  OF  THE  ENVIRONMENTAL
CONSERVATION  LAW,  INTO  THEIR  COMPREHENSIVE  PLANS IN ACCORDANCE WITH
SECTIONS TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO-A OF THE TOWN LAW, 7-722 OF THE VILLAGE
LAW, AND TWENTY-EIGHT-A OF THE GENERAL CITY LAW,  (B)  DEMONSTRATE  THAT
ELIGIBLE  PROJECTS  CONFORM  TO  THE COMPREHENSIVE PLANS, AND (C) DEMON-
STRATE THE ABILITY TO LEVERAGE ONE DOLLAR IN MATCHING  FUNDS  FOR  EVERY
DOLLAR OF STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.
  4.  FOLLOWING  APPROPRIATION  BY  THE  LEGISLATURE, MONIES OF THE FUND
SHALL BE AVAILABLE ONLY FOR  DISTRIBUTION  TO  ELIGIBLE  PROJECTS.  SUCH

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