assembly Bill A7964

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Long Island public school solar act" to provide funding to public schools located within Nassau or Suffolk county for the purchase and installation of solar panels; appropriation

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to energy
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A7964 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3776
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1854, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3484, S157

A7964 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Long Island public school solar and geothermal act" to provide funding to public schools located within Nassau or Suffolk county for the purchase and installation of solar panels and ground source heat pump systems; makes an appropriation therefor.

A7964 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7964

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 29, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to enacting the
  "Long Island public school solar and geothermal act";  and  making  an
  appropriation therefor

  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  "Long
Island public school solar and geothermal act".
  § 2. Section 1854 of the public authorities law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 22 to read as follows:
  22.  A.  TO MAKE GRANTS FROM AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED THEREFOR, IN AMOUNTS
OF TWO HUNDRED  THOUSAND  DOLLARS,  TO  FIFTY  PUBLIC  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS
LOCATED WITHIN THE COUNTY OF NASSAU OR THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, TO PROVIDE
SUCH  SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH FUNDING FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF
PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR PANELS OR GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS WITHIN SUCH
DISTRICT. GRANTS SHALL BE MADE UPON APPLICATION BY SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICTS
TO THE AUTHORITY IN A MANNER AND FORM TO BE DETERMINED BY THE AUTHORITY.
IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT FOR THE INSTALLATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC
SOLAR PANELS  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  SUCH  APPLICATION  SHALL
INCLUDE A PLAN PROPOSED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT PROVIDING FOR THE INSTAL-
LATION  OF  PHOTOVOLTAIC  SOLAR  PANELS ON A MINIMUM OF FIFTY PERCENT OF
SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT'S SUITABLE ROOF SPACE ON BUILDINGS THAT ARE  ELIGI-
BLE FOR STATE BUILDING AID.  GRANTS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR A PERIOD
OF THIRTY MONTHS FROM THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  B. NO SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT RECEIVES A GRANT PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH A OF
THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE  SUBJECT TO A REDUCTION IN STATE EDUCATION AID
DUE  TO MONEYS SAVED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AS A RESULT OF LOWER UTILITY
COSTS RESULTING FROM THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR
PANELS OR GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS PURSUANT TO   PARAGRAPH  A  OF
THIS SUBDIVISION.

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