senate Bill S3776A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2019 print number 3776a
May 17, 2019 amend and recommit to finance
Feb 14, 2019 referred to finance

S3776 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7964
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Amd §1854, Pub Auth L

S3776 - 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.

S3776 - Sponsor Memo

S3776 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3776

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

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.

S3776A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7964
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Amd §1854, Pub Auth L

S3776A (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.

S3776A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3776A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3776--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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

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

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