|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 30, 2019||referred to finance|
senate Bill S2875
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2875 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2875 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2875 SPONSOR: MAY PURPOSE: The Sustainable Communities fund will be used to encourage the incorpo- ration of smart growth principles into planning efforts by munici- palities and the revitalization of many communities. Smart Growth is the concept that development should be concentrated in ways that avoid sprawl which taxes infrastructure networks and poses risks to the natural environment. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. The state finance law shall be amended by adding section 99-ff, which creates a "sustainable communities fund" under control of the state comptroller and commissioner of environmental conservation. Section 2. This fund shall only contain monies intended for the Sustain- able Communities Fund. Section 3. To qualify for grants, municipalities must incorporate "smart
S2875 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2875 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 30, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance 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 ELIGIBLE PROJECTS SHALL INCORPORATE SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES OR UTILIZE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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