assembly Bill A7479

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the mitigation of the severity of climate change; repealer

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May 06, 2019 referred to energy

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A7479 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5200
Law Section:
Energy Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-101, 6-102, 6-104 & 6-106, rpld §3-101 sub 7, Energy L

A7479 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the mitigation of the severity of climate change; requires the state to create a binding plan for achieving 100 percent fossil fuel free electricity generation by 2030, if practicable, but no later than 2040.

A7479 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7479

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 6, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Energy

AN ACT to amend the energy law, in relation to  the  mitigation  of  the
  severity  of  climate  change; and to repeal certain provisions of the
  energy law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "freedom
from fossil fuels act".
  § 2. Subdivisions 1, 4 and 5 of  section  3-101  of  the  energy  law,
subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 253 of the laws of 2013 and subdivi-
sion  5  as  amended  by chapter 396 of the laws of 1978, are amended to
read as follows:
  1. to obtain and maintain an adequate and continuous supply  of  safe,
dependable  and  economical  energy  for  the people of the state and to
accelerate development and use within  the  state  of  renewable  energy
sources,  all  in  order  TO MITIGATE THE SEVERITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE, to
promote the state's economic growth, to  create  employment  within  the
state,  to  protect  [its] THE STATE'S environmental values and agricul-
tural heritage, to husband its resources for future generations, and  to
promote the health and welfare of its people;
  4.  to encourage transportation modes and equipment which conserve the
use of energy AND REDUCE AND/OR ELIMINATE EMISSIONS  OF  CARBON  DIOXIDE
AND CO-POLLUTANTS;
  5.  to  foster, encourage and promote the prudent development and wise
use of [all indigenous state] THE  STATE'S  RENEWABLE  energy  resources
including,  but not limited to, [on-shore oil and natural gas, off-shore
oil and natural gas, natural gas from Devonian shale formations,]  small
head  hydro, [wood,] solar, wind, solid waste, energy from biomass, fuel
cells, GEOTHERMAL, OFFSHORE WIND and cogeneration; and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11128-02-9

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