senate Bill S5231

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the "renewable energy bill of rights"; declares that each natural person who is a resident of this state has the right to generate, consume and export renewable energy

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Energy And Telecommunications Committee


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Apr 17, 2019 referred to energy and telecommunications

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S5231 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Energy And Telecommunications
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §66-p, Pub Serv L

S5231 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "renewable energy bill of rights"; declares that each natural person who is a resident of this state has the right to generate, consume and export renewable energy.

S5231 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5231 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5231

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 17, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
  cations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public service law, in relation to enacting the
  "renewable energy bill of rights"

  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 "renewable
energy bill of rights".
  § 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new section 66-p to
read as follows:
  § 66-P. RIGHT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY. 1. THE  LEGISLATURE  DECLARES  THAT
EACH NATURAL PERSON WHO IS A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE HAS THE RIGHT TO:
  (A)  GENERATE,  CONSUME  AND EXPORT RENEWABLE ENERGY AND REDUCE HIS OR
HER USE OF ELECTRICITY THAT IS OBTAINED FROM THE GRID;
  (B) USE TECHNOLOGY TO STORE ENERGY AT HIS OR HER RESIDENCE;
  (C) IF THE PERSON GENERATES RENEWABLE ENERGY PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A)
OF THIS SUBDIVISION, OR STORES ENERGY PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (B) OF  THIS
SUBDIVISION,  OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF, CONNECT HIS OR HER SYSTEM THAT
GENERATES RENEWABLE ENERGY OR STORES ENERGY, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF,
WITH THE ELECTRICITY METER ON THE CUSTOMER'S SIDE THAT IS PROVIDED BY AN
ELECTRIC CORPORATION:
  (I) IN A TIMELY MANNER;
  (II) IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  REQUIREMENTS  ESTABLISHED  BY  THE  ELECTRIC
CORPORATION TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ELECTRIC CORPORATION WORKERS; AND
  (III)  AFTER  PROVIDING  WRITTEN  NOTICE  TO  THE ELECTRIC CORPORATION
PROVIDING SERVICE IN THE SERVICE TERRITORY AND INSTALLING A NOMENCLATURE
PLATE ON THE ELECTRICITY METER  PANEL  INDICATING  THAT  A  SYSTEM  THAT
GENERATES RENEWABLE ENERGY OR STORES ENERGY, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF,
IS  PRESENT,  IF  THE SYSTEM MEETS ALL APPLICABLE STATE AND LOCAL SAFETY
AND ELECTRICAL CODE REQUIREMENTS;

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

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