|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 16, 2019||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S5200
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5200 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5200 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5200 REVISED 04/17/19 SPONSOR: METZGER TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is require the state's energy planning board to plan for a future free from fossil fuels. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - This act shall be known as the "Freedom from Fossil Fuels Act". Section 2 - Amends subdivisions 1, 4, and 5 of section 3-101 of the energy law to include the mitigation of climate change and the reduction and elimination of carbon emissions and co-pollutants within the policy planning goals of the state's energy planning board.
S5200 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5200 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 16, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. METZGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations 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.
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